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Laser Dentistry

In recent years,  Dental lasers have been used to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal and lately  even drill a cavity into the tooth with minimal or NO pain , decreasing necessity of Anesthesia for these simple procedures.

Our Dentists are among a few Certified Practitioners in all kinds of Laser Dentistry in North California.. Our Practice has 3 different units for different Laser procedures   

    

Here are some of the other benefits associated with laser dentistry:        

 

 

  • Faster healing and tissue regeneration.
  • Preservation of more of the natural tooth.
  • Reduced bleeding during and after treatment.
  • Reduced need for anesthesia.
  • Reduced need for stitches and sutures.
  • Reduced risk of bacterial infections after procedures.

How can laser dentistry help me?

Laser dentistry is incredibly versatile and plays an important role in a growing number of common dental procedures.  Though laser dentistry is most notably associated with cosmetic treatments, it is equally effective for preventive purposes. Periodontal Treatment and/or surgeries are much simpler to perform with our Top of the Line iPlus & iLase Hard/soft tissue Lasers.

Here are some of the ways that dental lasers can be used:

  • Tooth preparation – Prior to laser dentistry, a drill would be required to prepare the tooth for a filling.  Lasers can now completely eliminate the need for drilling and anesthesia. Lasers also successfully kill oral bacteria around the surgical site.
  • Reshaping soft tissue – Dental lasers can dissolve soft tissue to expose more of the natural tooth (crown lengthening), reshape soft tissue to make “gummy smiles” more attractive, and remove uncomfortable soft tissue folds caused by denture wear.
  • Frenectomy – Lasers can improve speech and the feeding habits of babies, children and adults by untying the tongue.
  • Tumor removal – When benign tumors have formed in the soft tissue areas of the mouth, a dental laser can completely remove them without causing pain.
  • Whitening – Lasers can greatly expedite the tooth whitening process by increasing the activity of the particles in the peroxide bleaching solution.
  • Biopsy – Lasers are sometimes used to perform a biopsy on suspicious areas of soft tissue.  This biopsy procedure can be performed instantly and with great precision.
   

If you have questions or concerns about laser dentistry, please ask our Dentists.