Dr Tsvetelina Todorova on lasers' capabilities to achieve healthy and beautiful smile
The professionals at Apex Dental Center offer the full range of dental care for all ages. The clinic is also a pioneer in application of innovative and effective laser treatment. The specialists at Apex Dental Center use high-level energy lasers Fotona LightWalker, low-level energy lasers Atlantis and PACT 300 photodynamic therapy for treatment of a number of cases where conventional methods are not effective. Often, different lasers are combined. Dr Tsvetelina Todorova tells more.
What are the abilities and advantages of laser treatment in dental medicine?
Lasers' biggest advantage is that they can be used in almost all fields of dental medicine.
Caries treatment with high-level energy lasers is pain-free, without unpleasant vibrations and contact with hard dental tissues. It is extremely helpful for our youngest patients and there is no contra-indication for use on pregnant women.
In endodontic treatment, laser destroys microorganisms in the root canal much faster than the conventional method. Recovery after treatment of chronic inflammation is significantly faster.
High-level energy lasers are used in surgery for cutting soft tissues, treatment and removal of infected bone, hemostasis of blood vessels, removal of papillomas, fibromas, hemangiomas and others. They have bactericidal effect and provide fast recovery without blood loss, swelling and thermal trauma. In adult patients with teeth still hidden in the bone lasers allow us to uncover the tooth and to remove tissues that impede its movement.
Laser can be used as well in treatment of high frenal attachment in children. The procedure is trauma and blood loss free, and the recovery is so fast that we advice our patients to have an ice-cream after leaving the clinic.
About 70% of patients suffer from chronic periodontitis. We successfully treat this condition with a complex therapy of high- and low-level energy lasers and photodynamic therapy. The treatment takes about 9 visits and the gingiva improves as early as after the fourth procedure. The final result is achieved after 3 months, afterwards only maintenance treatment is needed.
We also use lasers in teeth whitening.
Low-level energy lasers have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. We use them for biostimulation, in treatment of pain in the temporomandibular joint, neuralgia and neuritis, arthritis, arthroses and trismus. They are used for successful treatment of the mucosa (herpes, aphthae) and inflammations (alveolitis, abscess, periodontitis). In post-surgery period they stimulate healing and recovery. In patients who are in Bulgaria for a short period of time they allow us to quickly put chronic inflammation under control.
What should we know about correction of proportion of teeth on the lower and upper jaw?
A number of people suffer from teeth wearing out and grinding, including as a result of stress. Consequently, teeth heigh decreases and the patient suffers from pain in the temporomandibular joints, the neck, the head. This asks for complete rehabilitation of teeth shape and length, proportion, articulation, and muscle relaxation. Low-level energy lasers improve the tone of the muscles of mastication and achieve microrelaxing effect, decrease tooth sensitivity, and put hyperaesthesia under control.
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