Proctology

Preventing Gum Related Issues by Dental Laser

Introduction-
A bright, shining smile can give you confidence in your appearance and let you laugh with no reserves. But poor oral health can affect more than your smile. Oral health issues like cavities and untreated tooth decay could lead to periodontal disease. A study by the Journal of the American Heart Association found that the inflammation caused by periodontal disease can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

Untreated Cavities and Heart Disease

If you let an untreated cavity live in your mouth for too long, it can lead to periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease causes your gums to recede from your teeth, which creates a gap beneath the gum line where bacteria can hide and grow.
From this gap, bacteria can enter your bloodstream and travel to your heart’s arteries. If the bacteria in your heart’s arteries harden, it can cause a condition called atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis causes plaque to grow on the inner walls of your heart’s arteries, which can restrict blood flow throughout the body. And restricted blood flow to and from your heart is the catalyst for heart disease.

Bleeding Gums and Endocarditis

Poor oral hygiene can also lead to a gum infection.
Infected gums can be red, sensitive, and may bleed during brushing, flossing, or during a dental cleaning.
This type of bleeding could trigger a rare but serious heart condition called endocarditis. Endocarditis develops when bacteria from infected gums spreads to the inner lining of the heart
Bacterial growths in your heart’s inner lining can prevent your heart’s valves from working properly. And when your valves aren’t working efficiently, you’re at a heightened risk of heart attack.
Along with practicing a good oral hygiene regiment at home, you can reduce your risk of endocarditis by telling your doctor or dentist about any health changes that could affect your heart health, including heart and blood complications or new medications.

How to prevent-

  • Regular visit to Dentist.
  • Oral health checkup every 6 months.
  • Scaling (teeth cleaning) & flossing need to be done every 6 months.
  • For sterilization and disinfection of resistant bacteria laser therapy (Bacterial Reduction by Dental Laser) should be given to patient once in 1 year of time.
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Introduction-
Diode lasers have gained in popularity over the last few years in dental offices because of their low cost, portability, reliability and simplicity of use. Diode lasers range in wavelength from 810nm-1064nm, and they are well absorbed in hemoglobin, pigments, and melanin, making these lasers excellent soft tissue “handpieces” that can ablate tissues while maintaining hemostasis.
Many clinicians now see the diode laser as their replacement for electrosurgery, appreciating that the diode laser can work around metals (amalgam, gold, braces and dental implants) without fear of creating iatrogenic damage.

Moreover, diode lasers can be used within endodontic canals5-9 and periodontal pockets10-12 to reduce bacteria counts, whereas the electrosurgery unit cannot do this. In addition, two unique features of lasers (as compared to monopolar electrosurgical units) are that they require less-anesthetic for small amounts of tissue are removed and can be used for patients with pacemakers. When a clinician first purchases a diode laser, it is easy to be confused by representatives who claim that one diode will cut faster than another, or may be superior for certain procedures. The author has used many different diode lasers and different diode laser wavelengths, and has found that they are remarkably different in ability to cut tissues which depends on lot of factors-

  • Diode Peak Power
  • MPE
  • Wavelength
  • Diode capacity
  • Service
  • Clinical Support
  • Warranty
  • Spares availability

Uses of Diode laser in day to day practice-

Laser can be used in day to day treatment on daily basis in our practice, from basic endodontic treatment to gingivectomy to gingival troughing laser is helpful in each and every cases.

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Introduction-
Your smile is one of the first thing people notice about you and it distinguish your character,This is why a healthy smile is so important .Teeth whitening has become more & more popular as men and women seek for that celebrity smile. In today’s society, whitening your teeth is a very popular cosmetic procedure that is non-invasive and creates a beautiful white smile that is very attractive. When people begin to age, it is natural for their teeth to darken when the mineral structures within their teeth begin altering. This occurs from smoking, as well as consuming foods or liquids that could cause stains on the teeth. Laser teeth whitening could help provide a solution for some of these problems.

What is Laser Teeth Whitening?

Laser teeth whitening, which is often called power whitening, is one of the most common ways to solve the problem of discolored teeth. In recent years, this procedure has grown in popularity because it is safe and it will not cause damage to the patient’s gums or the structure of the tooth. Because people are unable to do this procedure within their own homes, they must turn to their dentists. At this point, their dentist will determine which type of whitening procedure is most appropriate for them.
At the beginning of the procedure, the patient has a rubber dam placed inside their mouth so their gums receive protection. Then, a layer of bleaching gel is applied to their teeth that contain natural pH levels. The next step is the gel for the laser, and which causes the mineral accelerant held within it to activate. This causes the whitening gel to transform into oxygen. At this point it covers the tooth’s enamel and allows the whitening gel to become penetrated into the tooth’s lower levels so teeth whiten. It is possible for teeth to look up to between five to six shades brighter with laser whitening. The purpose of the laser is to speed up the process of whitening through its interaction with the gel that causes the whitening to occur. It typically takes about one hour for the procedure.

What Can Patients Expect From Laser Teeth Whitening?

One of the biggest advantages of laser teeth whitening is that, from beginning to end, the entire procedure takes about one hour before noticeable differences are seen. Laser teeth whitening is not recommended for people who have receding gums, sensitive teeth, or other severe problems with their teeth. It is also not recommended that women who are pregnant, or people who are sixteen years old or younger.
It is also possible that the patient’s teeth may come out whiter than they believed they would be. This is not a long-term problem due to the fact that laser teeth whitening does not have permanent results. With that in mind, some stains could resurface that could require additional laser treatments to be required. This, of course, leads to further expenses. The immediate results, however, are worth the investment.

Benefits-

Non-invasive- The chemical used along with laser teeth whitening are used in minimal amount which doesn’t causes any irritation and gum bleeding .There are no after affects of laser teeth whitening. it is a safe,gentle and done with expert hands. Therefore it saves us from inappropriate over the counter bleaching products used at home which can be too abrasive and can cause damage to the enamel.

Immediate & Faster results- After single sitting with laser visible changes is seen. Teeths are immediately several shades whiter

Quick & painless procedure- This treatment is performed inside dental clinic and it is completed in single visit.it is quick and painless. on the other hand the products like whitening strips and powders take longer time and they are more slow and contains abrasive

Efficacy- It is highly effective method as it increases the efficiency of chemical used to produce more of nascent oxygen to remove stains at molecular level.

Safety- The procedure is completely safe as precautions are taken by your dental specialist such as rubber dam, cheek retractor, neutralizing gel .

Increase your self confidence- Smile beautifully with Confidence .

IMDSL LASER TEETH WHITENING

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Introduction-
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.

  • Consult your Dentist over phone.
  • Schedule your appointment before visiting your Dentist.
  • Do not carry extra items like hand bags, books, I pad etc while visiting clinic.
  • Do not touch unnecessary items like door handle, reception area, table corners.
  • Try to visit clinic on scheduled time so that waiting period is avoided.
  • Wear mouth mask and cover your head.
  • Visit clinic alone, if elder or child patient is there one member should accompany.
  • Before visiting complete your oral prophylaxis (brushing teeth, warm water gargle).
  • Avoid spitting while treatment is going on(suction will take care of saliva).
  • Once you visit dental clinic—
  • Remove your footwear outside clinic.
  • Wash your hands with soap.
  • After your appointment once you reach home, if possible take bath or change cloths and wash your hands properly with any soap.
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