Advanced laser dentistry in Melbourne
Visit our dental clinic to experience a new way of dentistry. Our dentists use the new Gemini Laser for fast-acting results where precision counts.
Not only used in minimally invasive dental procedures, patients benefit from Gemini Laser dentistry therapy if they live with muscle pain coming out from TMJ dysfunction.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a trusted technology that is much less invasive than traditional dental surgical techniques.
Dental lasers allow precise removal of soft gum tissues with minimal to zero bleeding. Laser surgery also takes less time to complete, which means you spend less time in the dental chair.
Lasers release energy in the form of light waves. Light waves vary in length, with different wavelengths having differing capacities in penetrating and activating gum tissues.
Whilst surgical procedures are the most common application for laser dentistry using higher wavelengths, the Gemini laser has a second use. Using the laser at lower wavelengths (low-level laser therapy) is a proven technique to help patients relieve muscle pain.
Benefits of laser dental surgery
Laser dental surgery is a proven dentistry technique which has many benefits, including:
- Faster healing
- Less pain
- Prevents the use of scalpels and drills
- No need for stitches in most cases
- Reduction in dental anxiety.
Benefits of PBM laser treatment
Photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment forms part of the Gemini Laser. Using these lower-level laser wavelengths can provide the following benefits:
- Temporary pain relief
- Muscle relaxation
- Promoting faster healing
- Improvement in blood circulation
- Decrease in inflammation
- Improvement in cellular function.
Why is the Gemini Laser more advanced?
Laser dentistry procedures completed with a Gemini Laser are quicker than procedures completed with traditional dental lasers. We don’t want to get into a lot of technical information here, but it basically has to do with the laser device using two different wavelengths of light. The lower wavelength helps to optimise melanin absorption (melanin is a prime component of skin and gum tissue), while the higher wavelength helps to optimise water absorption. These factors together mean more efficient and precise surgery, with less time for you spent in the dental chair.
Our Gemini Laser also has a Photobiomodulation (PBM) attachment, which means the light waves emitted are low-wavelength. This Low-Level Laser Therapy is a safe way to relieve muscle pain for a range of dental presentations.
Procedures using Gemini Laser
Our experienced and caring Oakleigh dentists use Gemini Laser therapy on patients in a wide range of dental procedures.
- overgrown gums
- gummy smiles
- removing infected or diseased gum tissue
- removing and draining abscesses
- healing of ulcers.
- root canal sterilisation
- simple lip and tongue ties
- stopping bleeding from other surgeries (such as dental implants).
- relieving muscle pain around the mouth from prolonged periods of dental surgery
- relieving muscle pain around the neck, mouth and jaw due to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).
Laser dentistry treatment for TMJ
Using the Gemini Laser for low-level-laser therapy for TMJ symptoms is a sensible choice. Using the Photobiomodulation (PBM) attachment allows the muscles of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to improve blood flow to muscle tissue.
Laser therapy directed to the muscles of the jaw, mouth and cheek increases the cellular uptake of vital oxygen, glucose and nutrients to these tissues. This means cellular function improves, and in turn it stimulates the body’s own healing process.
The laser therapy also stimulates collagen production, which helps the ligaments and tissues of the TMJ to grow stronger, move properly and in a shorter timeframe than other procedures. Using Gemini Laser PBM therapy means you can return to a pain-free life quickly.
Why choose us for laser dentistry?
When you come to us for laser dentistry treatment, you’re receiving:
- faster, smoother and more efficient dental procedures
- the full benefits from dentistry’s first dual-wavelength, soft tissue diode laser
- precise treatment and attention from our fully-trained dentists
- the newest technology, thanks to Dr Ron’s ongoing commitment to top-quality equipment.
Contact our friendly reception team to make an appointment to learn more.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
FAQs About Laser Dentistry
Yes! As laser dentistry surgical procedures emit minimal to no heat, the surrounding skin and tissue won’t be damaged or burnt.
Patients coming in for low-level light therapy for muscle pain relief will experience a safe and pain-free application of light waves.
- is minimally-invasive
- reduces inflammation and pain, without the need for medication
- results in a more rapid recovery time
- promotes accelerated healing of gum and mouth tissue
- helps to improve muscle function and movement in very sore muscles and joints.
It depends on each patient, but expect a 10-15 minute session with the PBM attachment of the Gemini Laser when you come in for Low-Level Laser Therapy for sore TMJ muscles.
Safe and efficient use of lasers in dentistry has been common since the late 1990s.