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Laser Dentistry

About the Service

Revolutionize your dental experience with our cutting-edge laser dentistry services. Say farewell to traditional drills and discomfort as our advanced laser technology offers a gentler, more precise alternative for a wide range of procedures, including cavity treatment, gum contouring, and even teeth whitening. Experience faster healing times, reduced discomfort, and minimal anesthesia requirements as our skilled team harnesses the power of lasers to deliver unparalleled precision and care. With our commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction, you can trust in our expertise to elevate your dental experience to new heights. Say hello to a brighter, healthier smile with laser dentistry.

Laser Dentistry in Chicago

Are you looking for laser dentistry in Chicago, Illinois? Laser dentistry can benefit many oral health problems, including gum disease, gummy smiles, tooth decay, and discoloration. It can even help with wound healing or cold sore treatment.

How can dental lasers be used?

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Dental lasers have revolutionized the dental field, making treatments faster, more effective, and more satisfying for patients and dentists than ever before. Laser technology has been around for 50 years, but research in the past two decades has led to a new generation of dental lasers, like Fotona LightWalker. At Archer Dental Chicago, we stay on top of the latest science in dental technology. Dr. Anton Zhadovich recently added a Fotona Lightwalker Laser to the office to expand the range of dental and cosmetic treatments and enhance precision and patient comfort.

The FDA approved dental lasers for use in dental offices in 1990. Since then, the application of lasers with hard (teeth) and soft tissues has received a lot of attention from scientists and dentists. As a patient of Archer Dental, you may benefit from laser dentistry in many ways.

In hard tissue applications, we use the laser for:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Removal of cavities
  • Disinfection of root canals
  • Biostimulation of bone tissue for patients with implants
  • Removal of bonded porcelain crowns, veneers, bridges
  • Treating hypersensitivity (teeth sensitivity)
  • Biomodulation for TMJ

Soft tissue applications of lasers in dentistry include:

  • Healing of wounds, including dry socket after tooth extraction
  • Removal of tissue overgrowth, like fibroma or hemangioma
  • Gingival recontouring and smile design
  • Treatment of gingival pigmentation, gingival moles, and amalgam tattoos
  • Removal of bacterial biofilm and excess gum tissue on implants (peri-implantitis)
  • Uncovering impacted or partially erupted teeth
  • Snoring treatment
  • Labial frenectomy
  • Lingual frenectomy (tongue tie)
  • Photostimulation of cold sores to speed up healing
  • Facial aesthetic treatments to improve quality and appearance of skin

The use of laser dentistry in various dental procedures has proved to be an effective tool to increase efficiency, precision, ease, cost, and comfort of dental treatment. If during your next visit one of our dentists offers to do a treatment using our LightWalker laser, no need to feel intimidated. It’s a good thing! If you would like to read about how our laser dentistry works, continue reading.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using laser in dentistry?

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The Basics of Dental Lasers

The term LASER dentistry is an acronym that stands for “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. Normal light, like from a light bulb, consists of a variety of wavelengths and spreads in all directions. Laser light, however, is set to a specific wavelength and is focused on a narrow beam. These characteristics allow the machine to create a very high-intensity light. Dental lasers use the energy generated by electron shifts of atoms, producing visible light, ultraviolet, or infrared radiation. Being able to focus the light very accurately on tiny areas is what makes lasers so great for very precise surgical work or for cutting through tissue (in place of a scalpel). In other cases, laser dentistry can be set up in a way to target the body’s natural healing process to lift, tighten, and tone sagging and loose skin.

Radiation? Does it go through the body or cause cancer?

Don’t let that word scare you – the thermal radiation produced by laser dentistry is non-ionizing and is not the type of radiation you think of when you’re being warned against exposure. Radiation emitted by lasers can be visible, in the form of light. Other lasers can emit radiation that is invisible to the human eye, ultraviolet, or infrared radiation. In general, laser dentistry radiation is not harmful in itself and behaves much like ordinary light in its interaction with the body; it does not harm the DNA of the cells and cannot cause cancer.

Mechanism of action of dental lasers

Lasers deliver energy in the form of light. When a dentist aims the laser at specific tissue, this light will be absorbed by the tissue, and that’s where the magic (read: science) happens. There are a number of photobiological effects this interaction can have that are useful for our patients:

  • Photothermal: meaning the energy is transformed into heat. This process is beneficial for surgical incisions, hemostasis, biopsies, and removal of diseased tissue.
  • Photochemical: lasers can stimulate chemical reactions, i.e., hardening a filling
  • Photoacoustic: the pulse of laser energy can act on hard tissues (the enamel and dentin that comprise your teeth) to remove decay.
  • Non-surgical: Laser energy is used to produce a type of oxygen molecule that acts as a disinfectant. Oxygen radicals disinfect periodontal pockets and root canals. Laser dentistry can also stimulate soft tissue to promote wound healing, pain relief, collagen growth, and a general decrease of inflammation.

How laser dentistry can benefit me?

The award-winning Light Walker laser is the leader in laser dentistry and allows us to treat many types of patients more efficiently and with less pain. Here are some of the most common applications of the laser dentistry in our office:

Laser Dentistry is a Must for Patients with Periodontal Disease

The award-winning LightWalker laser is the leader in laser dentistry and allows us to treat many types of patients more efficiently and with less pain. Here are some of the most common applications of laser dentistry in our office:

  • Laser dentistry is a must for patients with periodontal disease.
  • Patients with irregular gum lines or gummy smiles.
  • Patients with cavities.
  • Patients who are considering dental implants.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry, also known as laser-assisted dentistry, has revolutionized the field of dental care, offering numerous advantages over traditional methods. From minimally invasive procedures to faster recovery times, the benefits of laser dentistry are substantial and wide-ranging.

  • Minimally invasive
  • Precise treatment
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Less bleeding
  • Quicker healing
  • Reduced need for anesthesia
  • Preservation of healthy tissue
  • Versatility
  • Improved gum health
  • Suture-free
  • Enhanced bonding

Cosmetic Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry offers a multitude of benefits that improve patient comfort, treatment outcomes, and overall oral health. As technology continues to advance, the potential for even more precise and efficient laser procedures in dentistry is promising. If you’re seeking effective and patient-friendly dental care, laser dentistry might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Schedule your appointment with us today.

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