Should My Dentist Have a Diode Dental Laser?
There are many different types of dental lasers, and your dentist should probably have a couple of them! I hope that this blog will answer the question, ‘what is a diode dental laser and should my dentist have one?’
Lasers have become so common that many people have forgotten what the word LASER even stands for! And, that is Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
The newest laser in our office is the epicX. We can also use this laser for a really cool procedure called LLLT or PBM
- LLLT is Low Level Laser Therapy and very useful for the following:
- Aphthous ulcers
- burning mouth syndrome
- muscle pain
- wound healing
- PBM is PhotoBioModulation really another term for LLLT
Shown above is the tip of a diode dental laser. Sweet looking isn’t it?
Our office uses a diode laser many times daily. Our hygienists can swipe the tip of the diode laser just below the gums and gently and painlessly kill all the bacteria that are hanging out there causing gum disease. The laser stimulates healing too.
Our office uses a diode laser to speed the healing of cold sores and ulcers that are common in people’s mouths. The pain from cold sores or ulcers is reduced or eliminated after just one treatment with a diode dental laser. And, the laser doesn’t even touch the sore!
By using a diode laser to do many kinds of dental surgeries, we have improved success and less discomfort compared to traditional dental surgeries with a blade. The diode laser is kinder to tissues, stimulates healing, and allows surgery with no or very little bleeding.
Some of the surgeries we are doing in our office with a diode laser are as follows:
- Gingival plastic surgery
- Treatment of Periodontal Disease
- Removal of tissue tags and small growths
- Removal of excess tissue
- Uncovering implants
- Improve access to tooth decay for removal and ease of maintenance by the patient
These surgeries and many others are easier and more comfortable with a diode laser. If you would like more information on this topic or any other dental topic we would be happy to see you in our Western Colorado dental office. Our office phone number is (970) 242-3635. Please visit our web site at www.juliegillisdds.com for more information!
Yours for better dental health,
Julie Gillis DDS, AAACD
Restoring Teeth/Restoring Smiles/Restoring Health