Case 2 - Multidisciplinary Case
Unbalanced occlusion, multiple failing teeth, poor function and aesthetics. 50 year old female. Transitional chrome dentures used as Dahl appliances, removed hopeless teeth, placed implants, placed intermediate composite restorations, then after finalising occlusion placed definitive ceramic restorations. Waterlase used for all extractions, for debriding sockets and tissue sculpting. Diode laser used for healing.
Case 3 - 30 year old Male
Punched in face – during bizarre game with friend! Central fractured ½ way down root face, buccal bone loss to half way down where fracture was. Laser as periotome, root fragments removed, socket debrided and cortical bone perforated with laser to aid blood flow. Immediate implant placed with grafting. Temp crown placed immediately cut away to allow maximum soft tissue growth. Diode laser used weekly initially to aid graft formation.
Case 4 - The Power of Laser Healing
30 year old female assaulted by boyfriend. Avulsed one tooth and subluxed another. Plan was to remove and replace with implants if possible – very thin bone. Repositioned and laser treatment weekly for four months - medium term splinting and up to now following root treatment – using - you guessed it - lasers to clean the canals and disinfect them, so far no infection and excellent soft tissue healing - just as well as she is so small and normal bone is so thin it would be a very difficult case.
Credits: Lab work by Bradley Moore- Essence Dental Laboratory