We are the first
clinic in Punjab to introduce dental laser treatment for our patients
and one of very few clinics in India that offer this technology.
Laser dentistry offers
a highly effective alternative to painful and noisy drilling procedures.
Lasers can now be used to perform a variety of functions, including
cavity removal, tooth restoration, and periodontal surgery. Dental
lasers can also remove plaque and dental decay from a cavity-affected
tooth, preparing it for a filling. A laser beam can also help harden
bonding material. Laser Dentistry can effectively reshape gums,
remove excess or affected gum tissue in gum disease sufferers and
remove bacteria from between diseased gums and teeth. Our technologically
advanced practice uses the Picasso Dental Laser system from USA.
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of the laser treatment case studies from our clinic
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dentistry post op instructions.
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the Picasso Dental Laser System
Picasso DIODE DENTAL LASER
Laser allows us to do many procedures previously done with the
dental drill, usually without the need for painful injections.
Perfect for kids and adults, the laser eliminates the whining
sounds and vibrations previously asscociated with the dental drill.
The laser technology allows us to fix cavities with remarkable
precision and then fill them with undetectable white fillings.
Anyone that has ever
had a fear of the dentist will be pleasantly surprised once they
experience dental treatment with the laser. No more shots, no
more lingering numbness, no more whining sounds of the drill.
It is truly an incredible experience.
Fixing teeth with the
Dental Laser is not only pain free, but also extremely accurate
and precise. Many gum procedures can be performed with this laser
as well, usually without the need for novocaine and stitches.
Our Diode dental laser
allows us to treat many gum procedures, previously only treatable
by traditional periodontal surgery. Unlike periodontal surgery,
however, Diode laser treatments are
much less invasive while they can achieve similar results. Following
diode laser gum treatments, the patient exhibits virtually no discomfort.
No stitches, no bleeding, and virtually no pain make this an excellent
alternative for many that fear traditional periodontal surgery.
Diode laser can be used for low level laser therapy to help and
assist in healing and pain relief. The laser is used at low power,
allowing the energy to stimulate changes in blood vessels and nerves,
causing a healing response by the body.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
currently many areas of dental care that are enjoying the benefits
of laser dentistry:
precision allows the placement of tiny invisible fillings.
whining sound previously asscociated with the dental drill.
vibration like in regular dental drilling.
post operative sensitivity.
for kids and adults.
high-tech dental experience.
Minimal or no anesthesia
More controlled swelling
Less chance of infection
Reduced time in dentist's
Enhance effect of
No absorption of harmful
Improved bonding process
Quick removal of tooth
Longer lasting fillings
Preservation of tooth
A more sterilized
environment (dental laser kills bacteria)
For the treatment
of canker sore and herpes lesions, the laser can actually decrease
the pain experienced by these sores.
this video about laser gum treatment!
Uses for Lasers in
There are a variety of uses for lasers in the field of dentistry.
Lasers can be used for cavity removal, teeth whitening and to
harden bonding materials used in fillings. In addition, lasers
are used in periodontal care.
our new state-of-the-art Picasso Laser, whitening can be
performed much quicker and more efficiently for our patients.
Laser teeth whitening
(also known as light-activated teeth whitening) is one of
the newest methods available for teeth whitening. Laser
treatment involves using a beam of special laser light on
the desired areas of the mouth. Laser teeth whitening is
popular because the procedure only takes an hour, and results
can be seen instantly. The treatment begins by using bleaching
agents like hydrogen peroxide gel or carbamide peroxide
gel on the tooth enamel. The gel is then activated using
a controlled laser light. The result is a faster, more effective
procedure with results of up to a 10 shade improvement
What is Laser
Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discolored
and stained enamel. The laser whitening procedure begins
with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums.
Protective eyewear is required during the entire procedure.
The whitening gel is then applied and activated by our powerful
diode laser. Teeth typically become at least six to ten
shades whiter. You'll be amazed with the results. Dr. Turk
can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure
through a thorough oral exam and shade assessment.
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that
whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe.
In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic
dental procedure available. As with any tooth-whitening
procedure, laser whitening is not recommended for children
under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women. Tooth
whitening is a well-established procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
How long do the
By following some simple post whitening care instructions,
your teeth will always remain lighter than they were before
treatment. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend
proper oral hygiene and occasional touch-ups with our take-home
gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically
to keep your teeth their brightest.
here to learn more about teeth whitening with Picasso
hyper-pigmentation, or "dark gums", is prevalent in certain
individuals who have darker complexions. These dark spots
can cause an undesirable appearance to otherwise healthy,
pink gums. Through dental laser technology, Dr. Anshu can
painlessly and accurately remove these problem areas. Laser
treatment of dark gums can be done in as little as one office
visit and with very quick healing time.
here to view a laser depigmentation case study from
Teeth and Fluoride Treatments
help people who suffer from sensitive teeth. When combined
with a fluoride treatment, certain dental lasers can reduce
sensitivity for upto 12 months. The effectiveness of this
treatment depends on the type of laser used, and varies according
to each individual patient. Dental
lasers assist in the uptake of fluoride within teeth. These
enhanced laser fluoride treatments are longer lasting and
provide better protection for your teeth against decay.The
laser procedure takes only ten minutes per session and two
sessions are more than sufficient to take care of most of
the tooth sensitivity problems.
laser dentistry we can remove decay, usually without needles,
and restore your tooth to its healthy state with a tooth
coloured filling. There is no vibration, or numbness and
you'll be comfortable the entire treatment.
Laser fillings are done in about the same time as conventional
fillings but if multiple fillings are required, the laser
will reduce the time spent in the dental chair. And multiple
regions of the mouth can be done in the one visit.
still need to use a drill such as in the removal of old
amalgam or metal crowns. However, lasers can be used to
reduce sensitivity and needles may not be required. Lasers
will also selectively target areas of decay and not enamel,
minimising the amount of tissue removed.
to remove swellings and soft and hard tissue growths in and
around the mouth can be performed quickly and easily with
a dental laser.
Minor surgery performed with dental lasers will heal more
quickly than conventional treatments. After a laser procedure,
the treated area is left sterilised and sealed, and is advanced
in the healing process compared to conventional treatments.
The removed tissue is then sent for assessment.
and tongue ties
people have lips and tongues that are held too tight by the
frenum (that ligament that attaches your lips and your tongue
to your gum and jaw bone). This commonly causes a gap (diastema)
in between the teeth, usually the front upper teeth and the
front lower teeth. It can be the cause of speech problems.
Many babies can find it difficult to suckle if they have tied
tongues. Lactation specialists, early childhood nurses and
speech therapists will often see this.
conventional surgery to release frenums is quite traumatic,
painful and can take a long time to heal. With lasers we
can precisely and painlessly remove the tissue making it
more comfortable for you. There is no bleeding afterwards,
no sutures and hardly any discomfort. Children go to school
the day after and adults can go back to work the same day.
Eating is normal and a baby will suckle immediately after
the procedure! It truly is an amazing way to have surgery.
before tongue tie therapy
frenum before tongue tie therapy
after tongue tie therapy
frenum after tongue tie therapy
lasers are very good at targeting the bacteria which cause
infected root canals in your teeth. A quick laser treatment
can be very effective in treating the disease and promoting
A low-powered laser can be used to locate tiny pits within
tooth enamel that can become cavities. The laser can detect
decay early. Once located, the tiny spots on the tooth can
be covered with a clear sealant in order to prevent cavities.
removal can be accomplished with dental lasers. The laser
has the ability to remove decay within a tooth, and prepare
the surrounding enamel for bonded fillings. The need for
anesthesia is greatly reduced or eliminated over the traditional
crown lengthening is performed around teeth that are broken
or have been filled below the gum line and now require treatment
with a crown. For us to be able to clean and bond properly
to healthy tooth structure, we need to see the tooth clearly
and make sure the bonding doesn't interfere with the health
of your gum and bone. Previously, this procedure would be
performed by a specialist, at a separate visit, and require
six to eight weeks of healing before crown preparation. Now,
crown lengthening and crown preparation can be performed at
the same visit, saving both time and money.
cosmetic procedures we often need to correct the level of
the gum before veneers or crowns are made. Your smile is
made up of lips, teeth and gums. They should all be in harmony.
Usually this procedure is done with scalpels and sutures
(especially if bone needs to be adjusted with a drill),
and takes six to eight weeks of healing before your veneers
or crowns can be made. It is a highly specialised cosmetic
procedure that not any dentist can perform.
With laser gum lifts, gum and bone around teeth can be reshaped
and balanced quickly and painlessly without sutures or swelling.
Often the crowns
can be finished at the time of your appointment or within
here to view a Gum Lift case study from our clinic
or gum related care
is a specialty in dentistry involving the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of conditions of the surrounding tissues of
the teeth (such as the gums) and the maintenance of the
health, function and aesthetics of these structures. Gum
disease is the single most common cause of tooth loss in
adults. Daily good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings
can decrease the risk of developing periodontal disease.
disease has taken hold, the most effective treatment plan
options can vary depending on how far the condition has
progressed. The first step in keeping the disease from advancing
is a deep cleaning and scaling to remove plaque and tartar
deposits from the teeth. The root surfaces of the tooth
may also be smoothed in order to help the gum tissue reattach
itself to the tooth and speed up the healing process.
Gum related care
has greatly benefited from laser technology applications.
Lasers are currently used for re-contouring or reshaping
gums, removing extra or diseased gum tissue associated with
the use of certain medications or periodontal disease. Additionally,
lasers are used for removing the bacteria in periodontal
pockets to promote patient recovery, and are credited for
greatly reducing both recovery time and post operative distress
Gum and bone disease
(periodontal disease) is a common infection that causes bad
breath, sore gums, receding gums and bone and loose teeth.
Sufferers may be putting their hearts at risk because the
bacteria can attach to heart valves. This bacterial infection
can also be transmitted to other people in your family through
kissing and sharing utensils. A spouse has a 40% risk of acquiring
Minor gums infections
can be treated by ultrasonic and ozone cleaning with a hygienist,
but more serious stages of gum disease usually need specialist
care with a periodontist. Many times this involves surgery
that can be costly and traumatic. The good news is with
lasers we can offer more conservative and non-traumatic
treatment for moderate to serious gum disease. We work closely
with a local periodontist to ensure that if results are
not achieved with the laser that they are able to assist.
Laser gum disease
treatment does not involve cutting and sutures.
It is much less invasive, usually painless and without swelling.
Healing and recovery are very fast and you don't need to
take extra days off work. This will save you time and money.
of gum disease is aimed at cleaning the debris and toxins
from beneath the gum-line. This is accomplished virtuously
painlessly and comfortably using the latest and most conservative
approach that suits your particular stage of disease. All
phases of treatment is provided by certified dentist using
When lasers are used during periodontal therapy, there can
be less bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient.
Scalpels and stiches are often not necessary resulting in
quick and comfortable healing.
light removes bacteria and diseased tissue from the pocket
scalers and laser energy are used to remove tarter and
debris from the root surface
Laser prepares the root surface to enable healthy gum
attachment and aids in sealing the pocket closed
Laser therapy can be more effective
in addressing the infectious nature of periodontal disease
than traditional methods. The laser can physically
interact with the bacteria and kill the organism by the
absorption of laser energy. Studies have shown the laserís
ability to reduce 99.4% of the bacteria in a periodontal
lesion. In addition, the laser can assist in forming a fibrin
clot eliminating post-surgical bleeding and providing a
quick and comfortable healing.
smiles are a very common problem, caused by
overgrowth of the gum tissue that covers the teeth.
occurrence can be caused by a variety of things, including
heredity, health conditions and even the use of many common
high blood pressure medications. A gummy smile will dominate
the mouth, making the teeth seem almost secondary in appearance.
Healthy and even
gum lines are essential to any beautiful smile. Attractive
gums complement and frame your teeth, making your smile
look healthier and more attractive.
We use a laser
to change the look and shape of the gums. The laser actually
vaporizes unnecessary and unsightly tissue with unmatched
accuracy and effectiveness. What is left in the place of
the overgrown gums is a healthy-looking, well-proportioned
The process takes
only a few minutes for most, and there is usually very little
can give you the consistent, even gumline you need for a
healthy and attractive smile.
tissue procedures focus on the treatment of problems in any
muscles, tendons, tissues, and nerves located in and around
the tooth, gum line or jaw musculature. Many of these areas
are extremely sensitive to the touch, and as such, soft tissue
dental procedures can often be an extremely daunting experience
for the patient.
Laser technology has had immediate and beneficial impacts
on a variety of soft tissue procedures, including:
of the gum tissue (gum lift, reshaping)
(frenum is a small muscle attachment under the lips)
therapy (gum disease)
(removing gum and bone to expose more tooth)
treatment.(The laser takes away the discomfort of the
Thanks in large
part to advancements in laser dentistry, much of the discomfort
during and after soft tissue dental procedures has been
minimized or eliminated completely! For example, the vibrations
caused by more traditional practices are often the main
reason for patient pain, both during and after the procedure.
applications of the laser allow the patient a much more
comfortable experience, and often only a topical anesthetic
gel is used. In many cases, no suturing is involved, which
in turn minimizes the time required for the procedure as
well as for the patient's recovery.
dental curing is the process by which plastic materials inserted
in the mouth become rigid and form any of the following: a
denture base, filling, impression tray or any other appliance
that is used to move teeth or change the shape of the jaw.
Lasers have become
a vital component of the curing process, as they drastically
reduce the time it takes to finish a filling, and create
what some researchers have shown to be a stronger restoration.
We are applying
the various applications of curing to a wide range of procedures.
From filling restoration to more complex periodontal procedures
such as correcting chipped or misaligned teeth, curing has
expedited patient recovery without sacrificing product quality.
tissues attached to the inside of the upper lip do not allow
for proper lip movement and expose too much gum tissue above
the top row of teeth. By removing specific tissues from inside
the upper lip, Dr Anshu can lower the upper lip and create
a more aesthetic smile. During the laser surgery, the doctor
will remove tissue uniformly to avoid any damage to the patient's
muscular movements, such as uneven facial expressions. All
of the connective tissues controlling the lip’s movement
will be shortened significantly, showcasing the teeth instead
of excessive gums.
with us to learn more about how curing procedures can help
you find the smile you've always dreamed of. You deserve to have
an attractive smile at an affordable price. Explore your dental
A laser is also great
for pediatric dentistry, as it avoids
the use of the drill. Avoid the needle and being numbed.
Frequently Asked Questions
about Laser Dentistry in India
Do you have questions about
the dental services that we offer? Below is a list of some frequently
asked questions regarding laser dentistry. Please feel free to call our
office if you need additional information. We are always pleased to assist
Q How does laser dentistry reduce and eliminate
A Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the pain associated
with the drill. Since water laser cutting does not transmit heat or vibration,
most dental procedures can be performed with no pain, virtually eliminating
the need for anesthesia in most cases.
In combination with an air-waterspray, the dental
laser can replace the drill in many instances. The whine of the
drill is substituted with a popping sound similar to that of popcorn popping.
Since there is no heat or vibration from the dental laser, the need for
anesthetic (THE SHOT) is eliminated in most cases!
is a dental laser?
A A laser is a high-technology device that generates a beam of concentrated
light. This beam of light brings energy into your mouth to help your dentist
remove areas of infection or tooth decay with great precision and accuracy.
The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels,
which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Laser dental patients
are much more comfortable both during and after treatment. That's because,
in many instances, the need for anesthetic injections is reduced and in
most instances eliminated, as well as the associated side effects. And
that means less time spent in the dental chair!
Q Are lasers new to dentistry?
A Shortly after the invention of lasers in the early 1960s, lasers
were used experimentally on the teeth and gums. Lasers have been used
on a limited basis in hospital dentistry. Recent technological developments
have made it possible for lasers to be used effectively in the dental
office on patients like you. In fact, lasers are now being used by dentists
all over the world. The advent of the dental laser has opened new frontiers
for dental patients. This dental laser is very different from all
other lasers and offers more options and more comfort for the patient
due to its patented use of the water cooling spray.
Q What types of procedures can be done
with the laser?
A There are many different types of lasers used in dentistry, and
their applications vary. The most common use of lasers is for removing
dental caries, old composite fillings, sterilizing infected root canals,
bone shaping, apthous ulcer treatment, crown lengthening, apicoectomy,
periodontal (gum) treatment, and oral surgery.
Q How do I know if laser dentistry is for
After thorough examination, Dr. Anshu can determine if the use of our
laser is indicated for you. Apart from the fact that laser treatment is
very gentle and quiet and heals with very little post-operative discomfort
or bleeding, laser treatment may be very beneficial for the following
Blood Thinners: If you are
on Coumadin or take aspirin every day and your MD does not want you to
stop them, then laser treatment is beneficial because of the reduced chance
of bleeding during treatment.
If you have high blood pressure and the use of Epinephrine is contraindicated,
then laser treatment is for you.
If you are allergic or hypersensitive
to Epinephrine, causing rapid heartbeat whenever you get Novocaine, then
the use of laser treatment is beneficial, since Epinephrine is not necessary
to be used.
What is LANAP?
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted
New Attachment Procedure. It is an FDA approved and patented laser procedure
for use in Laser Periodontal Therapy for treating gum disease. LANAP uses
the world's first digital dental laser--the PerioLase laser. LANAP eliminates
infected gum tissue and bacteria from the gums in a unique way. The laser
only targets infected tissue, which is darker in color than healthy tissue,
and leaves healthy tissue in place. Once all of the infection is removed,
the laser is passed around the area a second time to heat the area until
a clot is formed. This clot protects the exposed tissue by sealing it
and allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve
and the teeth become more stable.
What is Laser Periodontal
Laser Periodontal Therapy (also known as LPT) is a FDA-approved non-surgical
approach to treating gum disease. Laser Periodontal Therapy is an effective,
less invasive alternative to gum surgery. Laser Periodontal Therapy is
also used in bone regeneration treatments.
How does Laser Periodontal
A powerful laser emits concentrated
energy in the form of a light beam, which the dentist uses to trim infected
gum tissue, remove the hardened plaque build-up, and re-contour the damaged
bone. LPT can also help eliminate infection and heal diseased gum tissue.
The laser delivers a narrow
beam which focuses on only a specific number of cell layers, providing
precise control over the treatment area. The laser's power is controlled
with a foot pedal. The dentist treats the affected area using a slow sweeping
motion, killing the bacteria and selectively removing the diseased tissue.
For trimming soft tissue, the dentist will place the laser optical fiber
carrying the beam directly on the gum tissue and move it along the incision
line to create a cutting effect. To clear away infection, the laser optical
fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is
vaporized. Then an ultrasonic cleaning instrument is used to remove the
tartar from the root and tooth surfaces, washing away the debris. Finally,
the laser is again passed around the gum tissue to form a natural bandage
around the necks of the teeth to seal them against re-infection.
Laser Periodontal Therapy is
effective in maximizing the preservation of as much of the healthy gum
tissue as possible, maintaining the height of the gums around the teeth,
and minimizing bleeding and discomfort during and after the procedure.
What are the Advantages
of Laser Periodontal Therapy over gum surgery?
Laser Periodontal Therapy takes
less time and requires fewer follow up visits than traditional surgery
since there are no sutures to remove.
Laser Periodontal Therapy results in faster recovery time.
Laser Periodontal Therapy is more precise, which maximizes the conservation
of healthy gum tissue and bone.
Laser Periodontal Therapy is less invasive, resulting in less bleeding.
Post treatment discomfort is minimal and can usually be managed with over
the counter pain medication.
Laser Periodontal Therapy is more sterile and reduces the risk of infection.
Laser Periodontal Therapy provides better, longer-lasting results. Studies
have shown that 98% of laser-treated patients do not have further disease
progression after five years, compared to only 5% of traditional gum surgery
With Laser Periodontal Therapy, there is less risk of gum and teeth sensitivity.
General anesthesia is not required because Laser Periodontal Therapy is
much less traumatic than traditional surgery.
Is Laser Periodontal
With Laser Periodontal Therapy,
there is minimal discomfort. The laser actually has pain relieving qualities
when treating used in treating both soft and hard tissues. Lasers deliver
energy faster than it takes to trigger a neural response - so the laser
light beam ends before the patient can even feel it.
What should I expect
during Laser Periodontal Therapy?
The procedure generally take
two visits, each lasting 1Â½ to two hours. The dentist will
treat one side of the mouth at each visit. The visits are scheduled within
two to three weeks of each other so that the bacteria on the untreated
side will not have a chance to infect the tissue and bone already treated.
The dentist will use the laser
to clean off any tartar and infected tissue in the area around your teeth.
Once the treatment is completed, the dentist will then use the laser to
sterilize the tissue, promote bone regeneration and initiate healing process.
The recovery time is generally
less than 24 hours, so most patients can return to work the next day.
Many patients report only minor, if any, post-surgery discomfort.
What is a LASER and
how does it work?
What lasers are and how they work
LASER is an acronym:
A Amplification by
E Emission of
The laser consists of an active
medium and a pumping source enclosed in an optical cavity. The pumping
source pumps the active medium (The LASER medium itself) from its ground
state (zero, inactive state) to an excited state
occurs when the two sources are mixed together and photons are given off
thereby producing the "LASER" activity. This activity is resonated
or reflected back and forth within an optical resonator and amplified.
A portion of this activity is then emitted as a LASER beam. Beam splitters
or mirrors are used to capture the particular portion of the LASER beam
that is needed to perform the surgical operation.
The main properties of the
- Monochromacity (The beam has a narrow wavelength)
- High Degree of Collimation (there is very little divergence of the beam
as it travels away from the source) This allows the beam to be focused
to very small spots (Unlike a conventional light bulb that emits the beam
in many many directions).
- Coherence All of the photons that have been given off when the population
inversion occurred are "In Phase" both in space and time....
The active medium of a laser can be either a gas, solid or liquid.