The surgical scalpel was invented and first used in 1914. Since then, medical equipment has come a long way. Modern dentistry offers several digital and analogue equipment options for dental procedures. Among them, the diode laser is a revolutionary invention that makes procedures faster and safer.

Diode lasers produce intense and focused energy output, which we usually perceive as strong light. These energy outputs are generally continuous or pulsed wavelengths ranging from 810 to 980 nm. These controlled energy bursts can cut through soft tissue effectively while controlling hemorrhage. Because it promotes rapid hemostasis(blood clot), typically no suturing is required post-surgery.

A scalpel surgery almost always requires anesthesia to minimize pain and reduce the patient’s movements. Moreover, an opening made with a scalpel takes longer to heal and causes comparatively more post-operative discomfort. When dealing with highly vascular tissues, scalpels can cause excessive bleeding and disrupt the surgery.

According to a study by Crimson Publishers, laser diodes allow surgery with less bleeding and post-operative pain than a scalpel. A laser is kinder, more reliable, and often doesn’t need a local anesthetic. Dentists can conduct soft tissue operations with little to no discomfort, no worry of gingival recession, and quick healing thanks to diode lasers’ small necrosis(dead tissue) zones.

Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre in Toronto provides laser dentistry in a safe setting. Our modern equipment and patient safety procedures make us stand out in the dental industry. If you would like to have a safe dental care experience with state-of-the-art technologies, book an appointment with our dental office today:

Published On: 1 December 2022Categories: Laser Dentistry

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