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Laser Dentistry in Armadale
Laser dentistry can be used to treat a wide range of oral health conditions, from tooth decay to discoloured teeth.
Lasers can give your dentist greater control during dental procedures. They can help reduce discomfort, shorten treatment times and minimise complications. Laser dentistry treatments may be performed entirely with the help of lasers or they may involve the use of other dental instruments.
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FAQ About Laser Dentistry
Dentists need to complete specific training to become qualified in the use of lasers. Dentists who use laser treatments have a detailed understanding of how the technology works, how to use it safely and how to choose the right lasers and wavelengths for different procedures.
Because your dentist can have precise control over power output and exposure times, laser dentistry can help enhance treatment outcomes. Lasers can help reduce bleeding and swelling, as well as the risk of infections. In some cases, they can help prevent healthy teeth and gum tissue from being affected during the procedure.
Many restorative treatments and cosmetic dental procedures now incorporate lasers.
Laser dentistry can be used to treat:
Tooth decay – Lasers can help cut and shape tooth enamel more efficiently than dental drills when preparing a tooth for a filling. Lasers may also be used to help a filling bond to the tooth. or to remove decayed tissue during a root canal treatment.
Gum disease – Diseased or inflamed gum tissue can be cut away with minimal effect on the healthy tissue. Lasers can also help expose teeth roots to remove plaque.
Impacted wisdom teeth – Lasers can help cut away gum tissue to expose wisdom teeth that have only partly erupted or are stuck (impacted) in the gum.
Sensitive teeth – Dental lasers can help seal tubules in tooth roots to reduce the tooth's sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) – Low-level lasers can help reduce pain and inflammation in the temporomandibular joint and surrounding tissues.
Stained or discoloured teeth – Lasers are sometimes used in professional teeth whitening treatments to activate the bleaching agent and speed up the whitening process.
Gummy smile – If you want to alter the appearance of your smile, your dentist may recommend using laser treatment to help reshape your gum line and remove excess gum tissue to show more of your teeth.
Mouth ulcers – If you have a persistent ulcer or lesion in your mouth, lasers may be used to help reduce pain or to remove tissue for a biopsy.
Sleep apnoea – If you have severe sleep apnoea due to a tight throat, a laser-assisted uvuloplasty may be recommended to reshape your throat and make it easier to breathe without obstruction.
Restricted tongue movement – Tight or restricted frenula (muscle attachments) can be related to problems with speech or breastfeeding. A laser-assisted frenectomy can be performed to cut these attachments, allowing the tongue to move more freely.
There are many advantages to using lasers in cosmetic and restorative treatments compared to traditional methods. Your dentist will explain the pros and cons of laser treatments so you can make an informed decision.
Laser dentistry may help avoid anaesthesia or stitches. Additionally, it can help:
- shorten treatment duration and recovery time
- minimise bleeding and swelling during surgery
- reduce scarring of surrounding tissues
- reduce the risk of infections
- guide tissue regeneration
- reduce discomfort and anxiety
Why Choose Prospect Road Dental Surgery
Our experience and expertise in all aspects of general and cosmetic dental procedures have attracted patients from all over Armadale. From simple check-ups to major treatments such as Root Canal, Dental Implants, and Braces, our aim is to achieve your long-term dental health and well-being.
Our friendly team will put you at ease before we begin treatment. Our first priority is ensuring your comfort during treatment. Beyond emergency treatment, our team provide a wide range of services to suit your specific needs.
We are conveniently located at Prospect Road, Armadale and offer free parking to all our patients.
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We Accept All Major Health Funds
At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we are a health fund participant of the major health funds, including Medibank, Bupa, HBF and HCF. Please give us a call or book online to find out more about the benefits available for our preferred health funds.