Laser Hygiene / Deep Cleaning in Las Vegas, NV

Laser hygiene is the most effective and precise practice that can help improve the appearance of your gums, teeth, and smile. At Dream Dental Clinic Las Vegas, we offer laser-assisted hygiene for our patients. The dentist in Las Vegas, NV, uses NdYag laser during hygiene treatment as an effective supplement to your regular cleanings and dental exams.

Why Laser Hygiene?

Although lasers are additional tools in our practice, they will allow us to treat patients with minimally invasive therapies. Since a laser is composed of focused thermal light, it is chemical-free and applicable to anyone without age being a factor. The light works by promoting healing within the body, and its primary function is to reduce the development of harmful bacteria that can lead to oral complications.

What Are the Uses of Lasers in Hygiene?

In hygiene, lasers can be employed for several things, depending on the patient’s individual needs and preferences. A few laser hygiene procedures include:

  • Laser bacterial reduction reduces the bacteria around the normal healthy gums to prevent toxins from entering as vapors.
  • Laser-assisted periodontal therapy is used in combination with scaling and root planing to assist in the reduction of significant periodontal pockets by creating an environment that allows for the growth of healthy tissues.
  • Treatment of canker lesions and ulcers, which help reduce the pain often associated with these lesions.
  • They help reduce the sensitivity of the teeth during cleaning procedures

Benefits of Lasers in Hygiene

Reduce Dental Anxiety 

The lasers can help patients suffering from extreme dental phobia and refusing to undertake even routine cleanings and check-ups. Lasers are proven to cause minimal pain during the treatments allowing patients to relax and overcome their fears of a dental chair. 

Minimizes Swelling and Bleeding 

Lasers make use of incredibly focused light beams to perform treatments. They help minimize bleeding, which is expected during traditional procedures. These light beams keep bleeding to a minimum and lessen swelling following the treatments.

Decreased Chances of Infection 

Laser beams help sterilize the area they come in contact with. This sterilization process decreases the chances of complications, the spread of bacteria, and the possibility of future infections.

Highly Precise Treatments

Laser treatments eliminate tooth decay and bone and gum tissue without affecting the surrounding areas. Some laser procedures do not require any stitches resulting in minimal trauma to the gums and teeth. You can retain the majority of the natural composition of the vital oral structures due to the minimally invasive quality of lasers.

Prevent Future Problems 

Lasers are quite effective in eliminating cavities before a filling. You can be assured that the tooth filling will last longer and prevent the growth of new bacteria. 

Deep Cleaning 

Deep cleaning of teeth is the key to preventing tooth infection and gum decay. The procedure is different from regular dental cleaning. It goes below your gum line and reaches all the hard-to-reach spots like roots and pockets located at the base of your teeth. With the help of special dental instruments, we remove the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and other substances from your teeth and gum line.

What is the Importance of Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning constitutes an essential part of maintaining your oral health. It is because your mouth houses various elements like germs, bacteria, plaque, and tartar. If these substances are left to stay on the teeth surfaces for too long, they may lead to several problems like tooth infection, decay, and gum infection. Too much build-up of plaque and tartar leads to periodontal disease, which keeps advancing with time. This condition not only affects your oral health but overall well-being.

One sign that you may need deep cleaning at the earliest is checking for gum disease. If you experience symptoms like bleeding gums, swelling gums, bruising around gums, pus in the gums, or even bad-smelling breath, schedule an appointment with us. We recommend visiting us twice a year for this treatment to maintain your dental health in the long run.

How Does the Procedure Work?

Before starting deep cleaning of your mouth, we will take your medical history into consideration. We will also conduct your dental examination, including an X-ray, to get an idea of which areas to pay attention to. After the planning stage, we will measure the depths of your gum pockets with a special instrument. This process also helps us determine the severity of gum disease you may be suffering from.

We will begin the scaling process, which involves scraping tartar from your teeth. We may also use an ultrasonic tool if required. After it, your teeth are polished with gritty toothpaste. We will also apply an air polisher to smooth out your teeth (root planing). The procedure ends with a fluoride treatment to remineralize the enamel and decrease sensitivity.

What is the After-Care of Deep Cleaning?

  • Do not consume anything while your mouth is numb.
  • Do not drink hot or acidic beverages for 48 hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid rinsing your mouth too much, and do not consume grainy or crunchy food on the same day of the procedure.
  • You may brush your teeth, but ensure to perform the process with gentle strokes.

Nd: YAG Laser 

The use of laser technology has been prevalent in dentistry. Several types of lasers are available, differentiated by the medium producing the laser beams. One of the most talked-about types is Nd: YAG Laser.

Nd:YAG lasers are the first true pulsed lasers designed and sold specifically for dentistry applications. Hemoglobin and melanin, the tissue pigments, can absorb their near-infrared wavelength of 1064 nm. The laser energy may penetrate deeply into tissues due to the dominance of photothermal interaction.

Nd:YAG lasers have the special capability to coagulate blood safely because of their superior bio-stimulative qualities. As a result, after tooth extractions and soft tissue treatments, this laser is employed postoperatively. When the pulse is 650 microseconds long, the blood coagulation impact is at its peak.

In dentistry, Nd:YAG lasers are used in treating periodontal conditions in the following ways: 

  • Because of the laser's affinity for pigmented tissue, periodontal pockets can be adequately debrided and disinfected.
  • The laser may be used to cure bacterial decontamination in tissues, which can help with periodontal disease.
  • This phenomenon can be used to biologically seal treated periodontal pockets and function as a platform for gum reattachment when the laser increases fibrin production with extended pulse duration settings.
  • Because Nd:YAG lasers promote fibrin production, they aid in the creation of clots in extraction sites, avoiding alveolitis and increasing osteogenesis.
  • Gingivectomy, frenectomy, impression troughing, and biopsy are all soft tissue operations that use lasers.
  • Nd:YAG lasers are also used for photobiomodulation operations because of their deep penetrating capacity.

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