“Why use laser? Lasers compared to drills are softer on the tooth because there is no vibration. They are gentler, generally quieter and they leave behind a clean site because they literally kill the bacteria that cause the decay while removing the decay.”
- Dr Rammo, Principal Dentist at Just SMILE, Ramsgate Beach
The dental lasers used at Just Smile in Ramsgate Beach can gently perform numerous soft tissue procedures with little or no bleeding. They can also prepare your teeth in a way that removes the bacteria and decay while maximising the bond of tooth coloured fillings, allowing them to last longer.
Heat and vibration are the main causes of discomfort associated with dental drills. Since laser treatment does not transmit heat or vibrate, and the laser handpiece does not actually touch your tooth or gum, many dental procedures can be performed without anaesthesia.
Periodontal disease is a serious gum disease that if left untreated can lead to tooth loss. Recent studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and heart disease, and so it is important to receive proper treatment of gum disease – should it develop.
Lasers are used by our dentists to eradicate bacteria that have developed in the gum pockets, and promote healing. This modern treatment offers reduced healing time and increased patient comfort over traditional treatment methods.
Traditionally, teeth with infected nerve tissue were extracted. Root canal treatment can retain your natural tooth by simply removing the infected nerve tissue. Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment performed at our dental practice in Sydney should not cause any more discomfort than that of a normal filling.
The shaping and cleaning aspects of the root canal treatment can also be completed using laser technology. Many patients who are treated with laser technology experience less post-operative discomfort and swelling. After treatment, your tooth may be sealed and further re-enforced with a dental crown.
Cavity preparation and decay removal can be accomplished with our dental laser. The laser has the ability to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for bonded fillings. The need for anaesthesia is greatly reduced or eliminated over traditional methods.
Laser gum contouring is a virtually pain-free treatment that uses a soft tissue diode laser to remove excess gum tissue. This procedure is highly effective, as the laser reseals the soft tissue of the mouth – creating a bloodless procedure that heals within a few days.