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The use of laser in dentistry is one of the priorities of IMI

IMI ‘s objective is to highlight the correct and productive use of an extremely valid, and at the same time, very costly technology. In this sense it is first worth pointing out that no specific “Dentistry Laser” exists that can purely and simply represents a higher quality treatment than those traditionally carried out. However, laser-assisted procedures  can contribute to the achievement of certain results by flanking the traditional instruments, but without replacing them entirely.

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It is in this philosophy that IMI suggests specific protocols for each individual procedure. In particular, with  common dental treatments, IMI uses different types of lasers, each of which is applied with effective results:

  • KTP Laser that has a wavelength 532 nm
  • Diode Laser that has a wavelength between 810 and 980 nm
  • Nd:YAG Laser (neodymium) that has a wavelength of 1,064 nm
  • Er:YAG Laser (erbium) that has a wavelength of 2,940 nm
  • CO2 Laser that has a wavelength of 10,600 nm

The advantages of using laser

The use of the laser offers a number of intrinsic advantages, that can also be observed in the field of dentistry.
The use of a laser is: 

  • Painless – laser reduces the need for anaesthesia and suturing, thus guaranteeing a less painful post-op recovery, with less swelling and less sensitivity compared to the traditional methods;
  • Faster healing times and less stress for the patient;
  • Precise – a laser allows for operating with greater accuracy and precision compared to traditional devices. It does not cause any damage to the surrounding tissues, making treatment easier in areas inside the mouth that are difficult to access;
  • Rapid – the laser sessions are carried out in very short  durations;
  • Haemostatic control – a laser gives rise to haemostasis, cauterising the small blood vessels by means of coagulation, which keeps the operating field dry with the consequent absence of bleeding during the operation, a fundamental requisite for patients with coagulation disorders;
  • Bactericidal – a laser kills the bacteria and endotoxins that cause periodontal disease. This disinfecting and sanitising function is also essential in root canal treatments in endodontics.

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