The diode laser emits a focused light beam at a single specific frequency / wavelength, the beam is collimated, i.e. it does not disperse the energy but is strongly focused in one point and is coherent, i.e. the energy emitted has the following features:
- precise frequency and wavelength (monochromaticity)
- directionality, that is collimation of the beam without divergence
- coherence, that is photons are synchronous with the same oscillations in time and space
In the case of diode lasers we can find some models that have frequencies or better wavelengths that are generally 810 or 980 nm the beam at these frequencies is invisible to the human eye, the visible part is provided by the normally colored pointing light red.
The operation of the laser is based on the interaction between the beam emitted and the biological tissue, in the case of the diode laser the “target” is focused on the dark material or melanin and hemoglobin.
The effectiveness of the diode laser is expressed substantially on soft tissues.
Why use the laser?
The dental laser is the cutting edge of dentistry! Using the laser in daily practice means optimal results in the treatment of many pathologies. In particular, in the treatment of soft tissues of the oral cavity, the application is almost painless and guarantees long-lasting results. This means raising the standards of care for patients who will benefit from the quickest and easiest intervention, while raising the professionalism of the study. Laser technology as an alternative to conventional methods brings numerous advantages:
- less invasive and less painful operations
- faster and more efficient treatments
- minimum anesthesia required
- hemostatic and bactericidal effect
- clearer and cleaner operating field
- cutting precision with good preservation of healthy tissue
- no vibration or turbine noise
- also useful for cosmetic procedures
- less post-operative discomfort