37 Fenian St, Dublin, D02 Y497, Ireland

Laser Dentistry

Laser –  “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation“.

Lasers in Dentistry have been used for the past 15 years. Lasers work by using it’s specific wavelength to treat organic material like gums, teeth and bone.

Here at Gallagher Dental our Waterlase 2780nm and Ezlase 940nm lasers work at different wavelengths. This allows the laser to target specific tissues and perform specific treatments.

Gallagher Dental has 3 Lasers

  1. Waterlase Hard/Soft Tissue Laser
  • This laser has a wavelength (2780nm) that has an affinity for water. As such, the Waterlase laser, can affect organic tissue in different ways, depending on the laser settings.
    • Dr. Gallagher uses this laser for:
      • treatment and ‘RePair’ of periodontal (gum) disease.
      • frenectomy and tongue ties.
      • treatment of endodontic canals.
      • small fillings generally on children.
      • fissure sealants and preventitive resin restorations.
      • reduction of inflammatory burden: oral-systemic link.
 2. Ezlase Soft Tissue Laser
  • This laser has a wavelength (940nm) that has an affinity for the colour red. As such, the Ezlase laser, has an affinity for inflammed tissue.
    • Bridget Smith uses this laser for:
      • the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.
      • laser obliterisation of damaging bacteria.
      • reduction of periodontal inflammation.
      • reduction of inflammatory burden: oral-systemic link.
      3. iTero CAD-CAM laser
  • This laser bounces low level laser beams of the surfaces of teeth and gums to give a digital 3D impression.
    • Dr. Gallagher uses this laser for:
      • taking non-goey impressions of teeth for crowns, bridges, veneeers, onlays, inlays etc.
      • taking non-goey impressions for retainers, gum shields, bleaching trays.
      • taking impressions that are sent ditigally, therefore reducing cross infection and helping the environment.