Scaling and root planning

Laser-assisted
Root canal therapy

Some of the Advantages of Laser assisted root canal

In the past Root canal treatment were more invasive and frequently unpleasant, while effective in most cases, there are some limiting factors.

Traditional RCT can be difficult to clean and remove all infected material. There are also challenges with ensuring the entire affected area has been disinfected fully. The risk of failure by traditional RCT were high due to the incomplete cleaning of the canal space. In such cases where the root canal treatment is not done properly the chance of retaining the tooth may become difficult and might lead to removal of the tooth.

Using advanced technology like laser in root canals can overcome some drawbacks posed by the traditional method. Laser assisted treatment for root canal procedure helps reduce these risks by providing an enhanced way to disinfect the canals.

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Why Laser-assisted Root canal therapy is better.

Laser assisted root canal therapy is more efficient, effective and comfortable compared to the traditional method. Laser root canal disinfection is more promising than normal root canal preparation, it can be used to remove inflamed or infected pulp and to even modify (clean and shape) the dentinal walls of the root canals. Once the complete canal is clean and dry the root canal is sealed (usually with guttapercha). Laser helps in increasing the success rate of root canal therapy.

Some of the Advantages of Laser assisted root canal
• It helps in complete eradication of infected bacteria with great accuracy.
• It also helps in preserving more of the healthy tooth structure.
• Less bleeding and swelling.
• It actually limits the need for local anaesthesia.
• It reduces the risk of re root canal treatment.

The word LASER is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Laser work by emitting intense focused light energy, the particular properties of which can interact with biologic tissues. Hard tissue laser are used for the cutting of tooth structure. Whereas as Soft tissue laser is used to help to irrigate and disinfect the canal.

Laser RCT

Pros And Cons

Lasers can target with great accuracy to remove the infected material and also preserving more of the healthy tooth structure. They can also reduce discomfort by eliminating the uncomfortable sounds of drills as well as limiting the need for local anesthesia. Laser also has less bleeding during root canal surgical procedures and reduced post-operative discomfort and infection.

Laser assisted irrigation offers an advantage since they can reach all the areas of the canal over the traditional instruments

One disadvantage is that, the interactions involved between laser energy and the tooth tissues may cause a rise in temperature.

We at FMS Dental hospital use laser for root canal procedure as the speed, accuracy and recovery are far better than traditional treatment methods. It’s safe and our dentists have performed literally thousands of successful laser root canal treatment. At FMS the Endodontist performing a laser root canal has been extensively trained in the procedure.

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