Diode Laser

We use Diode laser technology at Ravenscourt Dental Practice

At Ravenscourt we use a diode laser which makes it possible for our team to offer a wide range of treatments, combining modern dentistry with contemporary patient care.

Dental lasers can be safely used to treat patients as long as certain precautions are followed, such as the use of protective eyewear. Lasers do not generate noise and vibrations like conventional dental tools such as drills do, so laser treatments are often a better option for people who deal with dental anxiety.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  1. Less need for anaesthetic
    • Many procedures only require topical anaesthetic without an injection
  2. Increased comfort during treatment
    • Laser procedures are quiet and far less invasive and traumatic to the patient
  3. Reduced need for sutures
    • Unlike traditional scalpel treatments the laser treatment does not usually require stitches
  4. Reduced risk of infection
    • The laser sterilises as it works
  5. Minimises post-op bleeding & discomfort
    • With less trauma to the soft tissue during a laser procedure there is less discomfort and risk of bleeding
  6. Reduced Healing time
    • The soft tissue heals much faster after a laser procedure compared to traditional methods

Common Laser Procedures

  1. Treat Gum Disease
    • The laser will kill bacteria and remove infected tissue to improve gum health.
  2. Gum recontouring
    • Lasers are ideal for improving the appearance of your smile by reshaping the gumline.
  3. Gum depigmentation
    • Also known as 'gum bleaching' is a procedure used to lighten or remove dark patches on the gums caused by melanin.
  4. Tongue Tie
    • The laser quickly and gently corrects the restrictive frenum and restores free movement of the tongue or lip.
  5. Whitening
    • The whitening process is more effective with the application of infra-red technology by the laser.
  6. Therapy
    • The laser is a versatile tool for many therapeutic procedures. It accelerates healing and reduces pain, such as TMJ and soft tissue healing, cold sores, canker sores and ulcers.
  7. Implants
    • The laser can benefit the implant procedure in several ways improving healing and overall outcome.

Before and After Laser Treatment Photos

Using Laser following can be achieved. See examples here:

Frequently Asked Questions

A soft tissue laser is used for a wide range of treatments from periodontal treatment and gum related surgery through to therapy and whitening treatments.
During treatment patients generally experience no pain with less anaesthetic needed. Also, postoperative healing is faster with no or minimal discomfort.
The laser is used to accelerate the QuickWhite whitening procedure. Laser therapy is used to relieve TMJ (muscular) pain by delivering therapeutic infra-red heat.
Unlike a dental drill, a laser is quiet in use, there is no vibration or high pitched noise.
Side effects are minimal with laser dentistry. Patients may experience slight discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this usually subsides quickly. The risk of infection and bleeding is also reduced.
Dental lasers are safe in use and are specifically designed to perform dental treatments. As with all laser treatments your dentist will provide you with suitable eye protection.
The cost of laser dentistry can vary depending on the procedure and the dental practice. While some laser treatments may be more expensive upfront, they can lead to savings in the long run due to reduced treatment times, fewer follow-up visits, and faster healing.
Dentists who perform laser dentistry should have specific training and certification in laser use. You can ask your dentist about their experience and training.