Use of Dental Lasers to Treat Gum Disease: A gentle, and precise treatment to restore gums

Laser dentistry plays a powerful role in precisely treating gum disease and supporting a positive experience at Smile in Style, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Our dentists, Drs Terry Rose and Sutanter Wanderare skilled at performing various laser-assisted dental procedures – including periodontal (gum) treatments. 

Laser of Gum Disease in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

Shedding light on laser treatment

Laser devices present a minimally invasive, efficient, precise, and painless alternative to conventional dental treatments. Instead of using aggressive, invasive, and uncomfortable cutting instruments like scalpels, Drs Rose or Wander direct a handheld laser instrument toward the treatment site. The laser itself does not make contact with the tissues. The energy generated from the laser beam goes to work to alter and otherwise treat oral tissues. Since this design and process are not invasive, laser-assisted dentistry has many benefits. 

Generally, treatment: 

  • Is well-tolerated
  • Does not require anesthetic because it is painless
  • Minimises bleeding, discomfort, and other side effects during the procedure
  • Is highly targeted (conservative and tissue-preserving)
  • Supports a fast procedure – less time spent “chairside”
  • Is low-risk, leaves surrounding tissues intact and untouched
  • Does not require sutures or stitches
  • Supports predictable and speedy recovery
  • Encourages healthy, natural healing 
  • Is appropriate for many patients
  • Offers a fear-free approach by eliminating common “triggers,” like scalpels, needles, and shots

Lasers for periodontal therapy

Patients with active gum disease and other gum-related problems can enjoy the many benefits listed above. Additionally, sophisticated laser systems by Fotona treat patients with inflammation and damage to the gums and supportive tissues by eradicating harmful bacteria. So, in addition to the above features, our use of high-performance lasers:

  • Allows for disinfection deep into the tissues
  • Is uniquely fast at painlessly removing infected tissues
  • Removes stubborn plaque build-up from the root surfaces of the teeth
  • Gently recontours an imbalanced gumline for patients with gingival overgrowth or cosmetic concerns over a “gummy” smile
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Among those with more modest gingival inflammation, lasers can be applied to prevent infections and further damage to the gums and supportive tissues. As gum disease progresses, the gums pull away from the teeth. Spaces, or periodontal pockets, develop. These spaces encourage plaque formation. The deeper the pockets, the more severe the disease. We can halt the progress of this destructive condition by reducing the size of these pockets that form between the teeth and the gums.

For patients with severe periodontitis, or advanced gum disease, lasers are a powerful regenerative tool to encourage healing and address lost periodontal tissues. Formerly, these patients were limited in their treatment options to uncomfortable, aggressive, and invasive surgical cutting procedures. 

Find out more about what laser dentistry at Smile in Style can do for you. Our team in Moonee Ponds, VIC, can be reached on 03 8400 4104.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.