- Author Pioon Laser
- Published April 6, 2021
- Word count 339
In the field of oral implantology and its surgical procedures, the dental laser offers numerous advantages over conventional tools. In particular, the bactericidal and cutting properties of the dental laser allow the implant surgeon to treat in a more flexible, efficient, minimally invasive, and rapid manner and to meet the patient’s requirements for a rapid post-operative recovery and reduced pain.
Continuous and stable soft tissue support is necessary for the long-term success of the implant. The main aim is to improve the condition of the soft tissue around the implant, which includes: labiaplasty, gingivoplasty and gingival mucosal surgery.
The main advantages of the oral laser in these procedures are：
● The precise and detailed surgical cutting
● Intraoperative hemostasis for better visualization
● Bacterial killing in the surgical area
● Reduces post-operative edema and scar tissue
In the treatment of peri-implantitis, oral laser therapy has even become the treatment of choice. This is because the majority of patients with peri-implantitis have a bacterial infection, and a major cause of this outcome is the continued deterioration of oral hygiene problems
Killing bacteria in periodontal pockets is the main focus of treatment for these bacterial infections. The oral laser has been proven to be highly effective in this regard in the literature. After scaling with conventional tools, the surface of the implant and the surrounding soft tissues are sterilized with an oral laser (diode or neodymium laser) and subsequently, the soft tissues around the implant can be aerosolized with an oral laser (diode or erbium laser).
Vaporization of the soft tissues around the implant results in a clean implant surface and the removal of the infected biological tissue layer. The aim is to stabilize the peri-implant tissue structure and thus avoid bone loss leading to implant failure. However, due to the progressive increase in the number of implants and the increasing age of the patient, the probability of peri-implantitis increases significantly. With the advent of oral laser therapy, the treatment of peri-implantitis has been extended and offers a completely new approach to maintaining healthy implants.
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