Laser Dentistry / Dental Laser

SK Smile Dental Clinic, Airoli is one of the very few dental clinics in Navi Mumbai to be equipped with a laser.

Are lasers used in dentistry?

Yes, lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.

How are lasers used in dentistry?

Dental lasers are shown to be successful in treating:

  • expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
  • remove muscle fibre attachments that limit proper movement.
  • manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
  • remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
  • perform biopsy procedures.
  • remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
  • remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.

Research is going on dental lasers for:

  • reducing the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
  • helping treat infections in root canals.
  • speeding up tooth whitening procedures.

Are dental lasers safe?

If the dental laser is used according to accepted practices by a trained practitioner, then it is at least as safe as other dental instruments. However, when your dentist performs a laser procedure, you will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser.

Lasers in Cosmetic Dentistry

Do your teeth look really short? Are your gums showing a lot when you talk or smile? Have your medications caused your gums to grow over your teeth? If you answered yes to one of these questions then you may benefit from gum recontouring. This procedure is yet another example of how lasers are a valuable tool producing predictable and very cosmetic results in dentistry.

Conventionally, dentists had to fully anesthetize (inject) your gums and use a scalpel to remove the excess gum tissue. Bleeding was an issue and the final position of the healed gums was less predictable. With lasers, the amount of anesthesia required is less. Because of the use of laser, bleeding is next to negligible.  

Gum Depigmentation (Gum Bleaching)

Gum depigmentation is a procedure where the dark melanin pigments which make your gums look very dark and unattractive when you smile are removed without any bleeding.

CASE BY Dr Satish Kumar (Periodontist, Gum Specialist)

Dark Gums
After Treatment

Tongue Tie Correction

Laser can be used to treat it. It helps with patient’s speech.

Laser in Orthodontics (braces)

One in 10 patients have a thick band of muscle called a frenum in between their front teeth that prevent the closing of gaps.

If the patient needs a frenectomy (frenum muscle removal) it can be done in an absolutely bloodless manner without any stitches and superior healing and reduced swelling.

CASE BY Dr Satish Kumar (Periodontist, Gum Specialist)

Fibre Attachment
After Treatment

Many a times in children certain teeth do not erupt due to a fold of their gum obstructing the eruption of teeth.

With the use of a laser the fold of gum can be removed easily.

In the absence of a laser facility the traditional scalpel and blade is used which is a bloody procedure and requires more amount of anesthesia.

Any gum overgrowth caused during braces can be removed without any blood any stitches.

 CASE BY Dr Satish Kumar (Periodontist, Gum Specialist)

Swollen Gums
After Treatment

Biopsy / Excision:

Lasers are beneficial in removing swollen tissues (fibroma, mucocele) on lip or cheeks.