Laser Dentistry in Oakleigh
We are pleased to announce our Oakleigh dental clinic’s newest piece of technology – the Gemini Laser. Our skilled and gentle dentists use this fast-acting laser where patients require precise and minimally invasive surgical procedures. In addition, patients living with muscle pain coming out from TMJ dysfunction will also experience the benefits of Gemini Laser therapy.
Safe and efficient use of lasers in dentistry has been common since the late 1990s. Laser dentistry is a trusted technology that is much less invasive than traditional dental surgical techniques. For example, 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 surgery is the most common application for laser dentistry, low-level laser therapy is a proven technique to help patients relieve muscle pain.
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 the following dental procedures:
- overgrown gums
- gummy smiles
- root canal sterilisation
- removing infected or diseased gum tissue
- healing of ulcers
- simple lip and tongue ties
- removing and draining abscesses
- 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 (TMD).
If your dentist suggests you may benefit from laser dentistry applications at our Oakleigh dental clinic, you know you are in terrific hands. Contact our friendly reception team to make an appointment to learn more.