Now, uprooting pain from dental treatment!
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many procedures – from LASIK vision correction to wrinkle and hair removal to various other surgeries. Now with Laser Dentistry, we can offer the benefits of advanced laser technology for your dental care as well. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is the first private hospital in India that offers dental treatment with the latest Erbium Laser, the Biolase Waterlase MD.
Laser Dentistry uses a patented technology that combines laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures with lesser trauma to teeth and gums than the conventional dental treatment procedures using a drill or scalpel. Some of the applications of this technology include:
Laser Dentistry is one of the most advanced dental technologies available today. It was developed by Biolase Technology, the leader in dental lasers. Biolase dental lasers have been used to treat millions of patients.
Laser Dentistry creates special, highly concentrated light energy, and sends it through an optical fibre to its hand piece. Your dentist uses the hand piece to aim the laser energy precisely at the areas to be treated. Some laser systems combine the laser energy with a gentle spray of water.
Laser Dentistry was developed specifically to repair decayed and damaged teeth, and treat gums and other soft tissue in the mouth safely and comfortably. However, it can be harmful to the eyes,, therefore, you, your dentist and anyone else in the treatment room must wear special protective glasses when the laser is used.
We may use Laser Dentistry to treat your teeth, gums or any other soft tissue in the mouth to:
For soft tissues, like gums...
Laser Dentistry for oral surgery and periodontal treatment gives you more advantage over conventional treatment using scalpels and sutures. At Kokilaben Hospital, we offer Laser Dentistry treatment to improve your comfort and provide better results from your dental procedures.
|Soft tissue||Conventional dental treatment||Laser dentistry treatment|
|During Your Procedure||Local anaesthetic with needle and shot is required to prevent pain. Bleeding is common in such procedures.||Many procedures performed with Laser Dentistry require only topical anaesthetic.|
|Immediately After your Procedure||Post-operative medication usually required due to stitches.||Less need for prescription pain medication with Laser Dentistry.|
|Recovering From your Procedure||Healing usually causes prolonged discomfort and often takes 6-8 weeks recovery time.||Healing is faster and more comfortable with Laser Dentistry.|
For hard tissues, like teeth and bone...
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. No wonder dentists have always resorted to tough tools to work on it. However with Laser Dentistry, now theres a gentler way to fix decay. From the moment your dentist begins to work youll feel the difference!
|Hard tissue||Conventional treatment with drill and anaesthetic||Laser Dentistry treatment|
|Before Your Procedure||Local anaesthetic with needle and shot usually required to prevent pain. You wait while anaesthetic takes effect.||Many procedures performed with Laser Dentistry require little or no topical anaesthetic, so dentist can begin work right away.|
|During Your Procedure||Drill typically causes discomfort from heat, vibration and pressure from contact of drill on tooth.||Laser light and gentle spray of water typically causes little or no discomfort.|
|After Your Procedure||You will typically have a numb lip, which can restrict eating and speaking until the anaesthetic wears off.||If anaesthetic was not used, then you can return to normal activities immediately.|
Canker sores and herpetic lesions are painful nuisances. They can make talking or eating difficult, and always seem to take forever to go away. Fortunately, your dentist can safely and effectively treat these sores on your lips, tongue, inner cheek and gums – often relieving pain immediately.
|Symptoms||Painful, open sores that appear inside lips & cheeks, at base of gums, or under tongue|
|Medical name||Aphthous ulcers|
|Cause||Stress, poor nutrition, food allergies, illness, hormonal changes and trauma|
|Herpetic lesions /cold sores|
|Symptoms||Appear around the lips or at the corners of the mouth|
|Medical name||Herpetic lesions|
|Cause||Outbreak of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1)|
Once your canker sore or herpetic lesion has been diagnosed, Laser Dentistry treatment is as simple as follows: