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Dentist Dental In Pattaya

Laser gum tratment

Dentist Dental In Pattaya

The LaserSmile™ Technology from BIOLASE

LASER GUM TREATMENT

Laser Gum Contouring

Gum contouring allows the patient to have longer, younger looking teeth and can correct the appearance of crooked teeth due to an uneven gum line. An easy and painless procedure, consulting our experienced cosmetic dentist will help you decide if laser gum contouring will achieve the results you want.

At OrthoSmile, we use this LaserSmile, soft-tissue Diode laser, to reshape or remove gum tissue with immediate results and an extremely fast healing time. Gum tissue can be reshaped safely and comfortably with Lasersmile™ to create a harmonious gum line in relation to the patient’s smile. Teeth that appear to be too short (a gummy smile) can be cosmetically lengthened by reducing the amount of undesired gum tissue.

The use of the laser in the reshaping of gum tissue eliminates the need for suturing, leading to much quicker recovery for patients.

Laser gum contouring

What are the benefits of laser gum contouring?

There are many benefits to having laser gum contouring treatment as described in more detail below:

  • Unlike traditional methods of gum contouring where dentists use a scalpel, laser gum contouring is completely done using state of the art effective lasers.
  • Laser gum contouring is a painless procedure
  • Laser gum contouring can help to alleviate the gummy smile
  • The treatment can significantly improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile and show more of your teeth

Can anyone have laser gum contouring?

Not everyone may be eligible for laser gum contouring as your dentist may advise you that it is not suitable for your individual dental circumstances. Your dentist may advise you of alternatives to laser gum contouring if you are not a suitable candidate. If you are a suitable candidate for laser gum contouring you may have an initial consultation with the cosmetic dentist who will plan out your laser gum contouring treatment.

Laser gum depigmentation (Gum bleaching)

is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin.

The normal color of the gum tissue is pink, but excess deposits of melanin can create what seem to be black spots or patches on the gums, creating an aesthetic or cosmetic problem. Discoloration may also be caused by long-term use of certain medications.

A clinical assessment is carried out to customize the treatment to the patients needs, and the procedure itself can involve surgical, chemical, or laser ablation techniques.

How laser gum depigmentation works?

Melanocytes are cells, which reside in the basal layer of the gingival epithelium. These cells produce melanin, which are pigments that cause discoloration or dark spots in gum. A dental laser can target and ablate the melanocytes, thus reducing the production of melanin in the gum tissue. This results in a lighter and more uniform color of the gum.

Laser assisted periodontal therapy

A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it produces a reaction. The beam of light produced by the laser has the ability to remove infected soft tissues in a periodontal pocket and vaporize the bacteria. The aspect of laser assisted surgery that most people appreciate is its comfort.

While no treatment is always painless, the laser will reduce the need for post operative pain medication. The infected gum tissue will be removed with minimal bleeding and swelling because the powerful light beam seals blood vessels and nerve endings. Laser gum treatment is appropriate for patients who are not good candidates for surgery. This includes people who are diabetic, pregnant or taking medications such as aspirin, Coumadin or cyclosporine.

Basis of this Information:

What's the best way to treat gum disease? Diode Lasers are a new alternative way to gum surgery, is a less painful, less traumatic way to treat periodontal disease at any stage

It's an infection of the gums. It starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form calculus or tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria which attack the soft tissue around the gums. This early stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis. Symptoms include red swollen gums, bleeding, bad breath and, sometimes, an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis. At this severe stage, bacteria destroy both the gums and the supporting bone structure. Pockets form where teeth are separated from the gums and surrounding bones. Left untreated, Periodontitis eventually results in tooth loss.

What's different about laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment uses a special kind of laser called Diode. The laser fiber, which is only about as wide as a couple of human hairs, is inserted between the gum tissue and your tooth, where it painlessly removes the noxious elements that cause gum disease.

The LaserSmile uses a thin (400 micron) flexible fiber. This diode laser has several distinct clinical advantages. It has an affinity for pigmentation and hemoglobin. The microbes in periodontal disease happen to be pigmented. This allows the diode a greater ability to seek them out. The affinity for hemoglobin results in excellent hemostasis and selectivity for vascular structures. The vascular nature of granulation tissue allows it to be ablated with less effect on underlying tissues.

FDA approval letter issued for laser use in periodontal procedures.

Post-Op Instruction for LaserSmile Treatment

LaserSmile Depigmentation

After Depigmentation treatment:
  • Do not eat any spicy foods for 24 hours
  • Do not eat any warm foods for 24 hours
  • Can clean the teeth normally but do not touch the scar or wound harder enough that can traumatize the surface until 2-3 days.
After LaserSmile treatment:
  • You should resume your normal dental hygiene routine
  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing.
  • Keep consumption of staining food, such as tea, coffee, red wine, etc., to a minimum to ensure your long-lasting laser white smile.
  • Refrain from smoking