Laser Dentistry, The Next Generation of Dental Surgery
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Laser Dentistry, The Next Generation of Dental Surgery

  • Highlights

  • Lasers make inroads into dentistry

  • Reduces pain, swelling, inflammation, bleeding

  • Used for soft and hard tissue application

  • Cost of the lasers can be met with doctor loans


Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The first known application in dentistry is reported in 1960, by Miaman. In the past few years, the laser has had both hard, and soft tissue applications. The soft tissue application includes:

The soft tissue application includes:
- Removal of hyperplastic tissue
- Photo stimulation of oral herpetic lesion
- Wound healing
- Photodynamic therapy for malignancies
The hard tissue application includes:
- Caries prevention
- Bleaching
- Restorative removal
- Cavity preparation etc.

Hard Tissue Application

Argon laser radiation is effective in restorative removal. It alters the surface chemistry of both the enamel, and the root surface dentine. This prevents recurrent caries. The argon laser produces high intensity visible blue light (488 nm or nanometres). Laser etching has been used in place of acid etching of enamel, and dentine.

Diagnosis

Other than dental surgery, laser is used for diagnosis as well. Laser fluorescence detection of dental caries can be done by Argon 488 nm, and Diode 655 nm. Diode 655 nm helps to detect subgingival calculus. Laser Doppler flowmetry assesses pulpal blood flow with the help of Diode 633 nm and 655 nm. CO2 10600 nm is used to detect fissure caries lesions by optic changes.

How doctors can take their practice to the next level

Benefits of bajaj finserv business loans for doctors

Bajaj Finserv offers business loans to doctors up to Rs.35 lakh with added benefits like 24-hour disbursal, doorstep document pickup and Flexi Term Loan facility. With these special loans, you can integrate technology in your practice operations and streamline operations and boost profitability.

Lasers cause less neuropathic pain that one feels when the drill touches the nerve. In certain cases anaesthesia is not required. Laser therapy involves less inflammation, and swelling. The bleeding from the gums and other soft tissues is minimal, thus no sutures are required. Since laser helps to kill bacteria around the wound, probability of infections are reduced.
Biolase Waterlase iPlus can cost up to Rs.34 lakh. High quality diode lasers price can range from Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 7 lakhs. These lasers are costly.

But innovative lending products like business loan for doctors is available for financing such sophisticated equipment. Laser technology marks a new era in the dental field, and its adoption will keep the dentist ahead of the curve.

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