The light visible to humans comprises the seven colors of the rainbow. Starting with short wavelength violet light, the spectrum ends in the long-wave red color range. In dentistry, blue laser light provides the greatest precision for surgery – as demonstrated by the new SiroLaser Blue.
The cutting and disinfecting power of a laser depends on the amount of energy that is absorbed by the tissue. The new SiroLaser Blue emits a blue light at a wavelength of 445 nanometers (nm). The light energy is absorbed particularly well by hemoglobin and melanin. Consequently, the blue laser beam achieves around 100 times better absorption than infrared light. This enables very fast, precise, painless cutting.
The results are impressive. Users of the conventional infrared diode lasers (810, 940 and 970 nm) have to move the optical fiber slowly over the tissue several times, but the SiroLaser Blue enables immediate coupling with the tissue and considerably faster and cleaner cutting – without even touching the tissue – making this laser the tool of choice whenever dentists want to make an incision without bleeding during treatment.
The SiroLaser Blue is easy to operate and enables the dentist to treat patients with very little pain, reducing the need for local anesthetics, or even dispensing with them entirely. Gentle surgery, which often does not require postoperative stitches, reduces wound pain and scar formation. Postoperative bleeding and swelling are also avoided.
Three wavelengths make SiroLaser Blue the all-rounder
Blue laser light is used particularly in soft tissue surgery because of its better absorption properties. Since the SiroLaser Blue can be operated at two additional wavelengths, like the SiroLaser Advance and SiroLaser Xtend, it can also be used with infrared laser light at a wavelength of 970 nm, not only for traditional indications in germ reduction (endodontics, periodontics), but also for the treatment of canker sores and herpes. The SIROLaser Blue is also equipped with a visible red diode with a wavelength of 660 nm, which enables soft laser applications (LLLT, biostimulation).
"That's an important advantage for me," says Dr. Johannes Heimann, local dentist in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) and consultant for laser dentistry. "As a result, the SIROLaser Blue is universally applicable. All applications for laser dentistry in one unit – I call that an optimal solution."