Whilst ‘laser dentistry’ sounds space aged, we have been successfully utilizing several types of lasers for many uses for over ten years.
At Dental Lounge’s Sydney locations, there are several types of lasers that are used with the commonest being the Picasso (diode laser) and the Versawave (Er-Yag laser).
The Picasso or diode laser is used to
For nervous patients, the Versawave, a light emitting fibre delivered laser can help eliminate the sometimes anxiety inducing facets of dentistry, ie the needle and the drill.
The versawave is useful for
At Dental Lounge, or team takes advantage of the ability of lasers, used at specific wavelengths to accurately and selectively target specific areas such as infected and decayed enamel and dentine, calculus/tartar leaving healthy tissue intact. Lasers can be directed to very accurately shape, refine specific areas of teeth, gums or even bone to shape, contour, define and refine. The effects of lasers are safe with as water is the main by-product and can minimise the use of scalpel blades and drills leading to faster healing, with less bleeding swelling and pain.
Lasers are concentrated light at a highly specific wavelength and don’t produce any harmful side-effects such as ionising radiation. Lasers have been approved as safe for Dental use since 1997 with over 50 years of research.
Lasers are used as part of a wide variety of treatments including: