Laser In Root Canal Treatment
One of the scariest procedures is the root canal treatment. A root canal is a specialized procedure that must be done when the root of a tooth – called the pulp – becomes diseased or damaged, resulting in pain, sensitivity. The way to relieve this pain and its cause is through endodontics, or root canal therapy.
The laser can target bacteria and infected pus with accuracy at times saving more of the healthy tooth structure. They can also reduce discomfort by eliminating the scary sound of drills as well as limiting the need for anesthesia, create less bleeding during root canal treatment and reduced discomfort and infection after the treatment.
Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The laser emits a thin concentrated beam of light energy which is used to burn infected pulp of the tooth. And the removal of infection is painless.
There are two types of lasers soft tissue lasers and hard tissue lasers. Each laser uses a different use that makes it appropriate for burning or cutting of specific types of tooth part.
Benefits of Laser in RCT
- Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure used to save an abscessed or infected tooth.
Laser treatment is precise and more accurate than traditional root canal therapy.
It helps in reduction of least 99.7% bacterial counts in the root canal approaches sterilization.
It helps in reducing the risk of infection.
Since laser has the ability to reach and clean the accessory canal,
The root canal sealer can reach right at the bottom of the root canal which further prevent further re-infection of the tooth.