Laser dentistry

The laser is an established treatment instrument in modern dentistry – we can no longer imagine our practice without it. It opens up new treatment methods and allows existing therapies to be effectively supplemented.

What is actually behind this technology?

The laser is a special type of light source with a high-energy beam. It can therefore also be used for working on and treating tissue, among other things. However, there are many types of tissue in the mouth, such as soft tissue on the gums, oral mucosa and frenulum. There is also hard tissue in the form of teeth and the jawbone. 
Laser devices emit light with different wavelengths. The laser light achieves the desired treatment effect according to the area of application.

Periodontitis treatment

Laser technology has made it possible to introduce a small wedge of light into the gingival pocket in a very targeted (selective) manner. This allows tartar and calculus to be removed in order to lay the foundation for successful periodontal treatment. The device itself detects the difference between smooth, clean tooth surfaces and rough surfaces with concrements (dirt). This way, the clean, healthy tooth surface is completely spared, making this a highly efficient method. The bacteria that trigger and cause periodontitis are almost 100% destroyed.

Endodontic treatment

When a tooth nerve dies, it is not uncommon for inflammation to occur in the area of the root apex. An apicoectomy or even tooth removal may be required as treatment. But thanks to the germicidal effect of the laser light, it is possible to thoroughly remove stubborn microorganisms in the already prepared root canals. In most cases, the patient is free of symptoms after a few sessions.