What is Laser Dentistry?

The one constant in dentistry is that new technologies are always replacing outdated ones. While it can be challenging to keep up with these technological advances, it’s undoubtedly worthwhile, so long as these new gadgets can help make people’s smiles healthier and more beautiful. Laser dentistry is one of the newest dental technologies out there, and as such, we wanted to take some time to describe this service and its myriad of benefits.

At Spring Valley Dental Care, we’re proud to provide state-of-the-art dental treatments to those around Spring Valley, CA. As the field of dentistry is always evolving, Dr. Boyer and his experienced team strive to stay up to speed and provide the most effective treatments available. If you’re interested in our laser dentistry service, call our Spring Valley office today! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about how laser dentistry works.

What are Dental Lasers?

For how futuristic it sounds, laser dentistry has actually been around since the 1990s. And while laser treatment is relatively uncommon, it is an extremely effective and versatile treatment tool. By utilizing a highly focused beam of light, and thus energy, dental lasers are strong enough to cut or vaporize tissue, and can help bond fillings to teeth. So the uses for dental lasers are widespread! Let’s take a look at some of the specific treatments that dental lasers can provide.

How Are Dental Lasers Helpful in Dentistry?

Dental lasers have revolutionized a few different aspects of dentistry. Whether by speeding up the teeth whitening process, or by making traditional treatments less invasive, there’s a number of ways lasers can assist dentists and patients alike. Here are some of the major roles dental lasers play:

  • Tooth Decay: Laser technology allows for better, earlier detection of cavities than ever before.  Many cavities can now be treated without numbing when found so early.
  • Gum Disease: Dental lasers can help reshape the gums and also remove bacteria from under the gumline to fight periodontal disease.
  • Teeth Whitening: Dental lasers can be used in congruence with teeth whitening treatments to speed up the process. A peroxide bleaching solution can be activated by dental lasers.
  • Tissue Removal: Dental lasers can help remove extra gum tissue in a painless and noninvasive form. It’s also easier to extract gum tissue samples to test for oral cancer.

Contact Spring Valley Dental Care Today!

Interested in our state-of-the-art laser dentistry service? Give us a call today at 619-670-4471 to schedule a consultation! You can also contact us here.