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Lasers in dentistry: Practical applications and Implementation
Lasers are used for various soft tissue procedures like gum contouring, frenectomy, and removal of oral lesions with minimal bleeding and postoperative discomfort. They can effectively remove dark patches or pigmentation from the gums to enhance esthetics. Laser-assisted periodontal therapy can help remove infected tissue and promote gum reattachment in cases of gum disease. They can be used to remove decayed tooth structure, reducing the need for traditional drilling and preserving more healthy tooth material. Dental lasers can help alleviate tooth sensitivity by sealing open dentinal tubules and reducing nerve exposure. Laser-assisted teeth whitening procedures can accelerate the bleaching process, enhancing the effectiveness of in-office whitening treatments. Lasers can precisely remove tooth structure for dental restorations and cavity preparations, minimizing discomfort for patients.
About the Speaker
Dr. Vinisha Pandey
Endodontist, laser specialist, Dr. Vinisha Pandey dentistry , Kanpur
Dr. Vinisha Pandey is a Member of International Academy of Facial Aesthetics , Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics and many more. She is winner of the Fame Icon Award 2021 in the category of “Young women Entrepreneur and Dentist of the Year.
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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons
Root canal treatment preserves the natural tooth structure by removing infected or damaged tissue from within the tooth. Tooth extraction involves complete removal of the tooth from the socket, which can lead to loss of function and aesthetics. Root canal treatment allows for retention of the tooth's functionality, including chewing and speech, avoiding the need for replacement options like dental implants or bridges. Tooth extraction may be necessary in cases of severe damage, extensive decay, or when root canal treatment is not feasible.
Anatomical files shaping canals – Myth or Reality!
Anatomical files play a crucial role in three-dimensional shaping of root canals during endodontic procedures. Advances in endodontic instruments allow for intricate shaping, respecting the natural anatomy of root canal systems. Three-dimensional shaping minimizes the risk of procedural errors, ensuring thorough cleaning and obturation of the canal. Anatomical shaping facilitates optimal cleaning of complex canal systems, reducing the likelihood of Real-time imaging and advanced instrumentation contribute to the practicality of achieving three-dimensional shaping in clinical settings. Flexible files with varying tapers adapt to the curvature of the canal, enhancing precision during shaping. Three-dimensional shaping supports a patient-centric approach, promoting long-term success in endodontic treatments. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital imaging aid in assessing and achieving accurate anatomical shaping. Training in the use of anatomical files ensures practitioners can navigate and shape root canals effectively.