Laser technology is considered a medical revolution in terms of new treatment methods, less invasive approach and better results. Laser technology is constantly developing and improving; for the past two decades it has been widely used in dental medicine. Today lasers are an innovative tool and almost omnipresent in modern dentistry, either as an addition to conventional procedures or an alternative to the traditional approach. Laser therapy is less invasive, gentler on the dental tissue, virtually painless, decreases the need for local anaesthesia and treatment duration and makes the recovery quicker and more comfortable for the patient. Lastly, the shrill sound associated with dental drills is not present during laser treatment, which makes the visit more agreeable even for patients who are afraid of the dentist.
In the Dental Centre Ostojić laser treatment is used as either a perfect addition or an alternative to standard dental procedures in oral surgery, periodontal therapy, treatment of aphthous mouth ulcers and herpes, desensitization of exposed tooth roots and teeth whitening. Laser therapy improves osseointegration (connection of living bone and the implant surface), has a beneficial effect on peri-implantitis (inflammation affecting the tissues surrounding dental implants) and is used in orthodontic procedures to lessen pain and stimulate tooth movement. Its main advantages lie in accelerating the healing process and tissue regeneration after periodontal procedures, and the periodontal treatment success rates are higher than if just the conventional method is used.
WaterLase iPlus by Biolase is among the world’s most popular all-tissue lasers and the result of many years of engineering and research. It is used for a full range of surgical procedures, and the combination of laser technology and water spray introduces a unique, non-invasive treatment approach into everyday dentistry. The atomized spray of water and air hydrates the tooth, preventing thermal damage and pain, while the laser beam cuts and shapes target tissues without contact, heat, vibration or pressure. WaterLase is highly effective for gums, skin and bone; it is a great deal more precise and causes less bleeding than a scalpel.