Laser-based treatment has been in wide use in the field of medicine and healthcare for a long time. The same is the case in dentistry as well. At Arcadia Medi-Dental Group, the Arcadia, CA dentist uses lasers while performing several dental procedures, causing minimal pain, less bleeding, quicker recovery times, and fewer dental appointments.
Dental lasers emit a ray of concentrated light that acts as a cutting instrument during surgical and periodontal procedures. By using dental lasers, the Arcadia, CA dentist is able to perform dental procedures more minimally invasive than conventional surgeries.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a cutting-edge dental care technology that helps perform several standard dental procedures without causing much discomfort or trouble to the patients.
How Do Lasers Work?
Dental lasers combine the laser energy, water, and air to precisely cut and shape chosen soft or hard tissues present in the mouth. Lasers produce a strong beam of light that accurately cuts, coagulates, ablates, or vaporizes targeted soft tissue or the tooth structure by stimulating the water molecules in the tooth. The laser does not apply any direct vibration or pressure to the tooth, thus minimizing the patient's discomfort and eliminating the requirement of anesthesia.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Therapy in dentistry?
- Minimal heat and vibration
- Little or no requirement for anesthetic
- Minimal bleeding and a more comfortable dental experience
- Faster treatment and healing time
- Improved rate of the durability of implants
- Minimal damage to healthy tissues
- Minimum after-surgery inflammation and pain
- Fewer postoperative complications
- Delivers more precise dental treatment.
- Less bleeding compared to traditional surgery.
Applications of Lasers in Dentistry
- Placement of dental implants
- During gum disease treatments
- Reshaping of gum tissue
- Biopsy or removal of soft tissue tumors, lesions, and ulcers
- Removal of tooth decay
- To increase the rate of retention and durability of implants
- During the removal of infection in gum tissue pockets
- To join tissues
- While performing frenectomies
- During oral surgery and teeth extractions
Types of Laser Dentistry
There are two types of lasers that the Arcadia, CA dentist uses in dental procedures: hard tissue and soft tissue.
Hard tissue lasers are used to prevent cavities, bleaching, remove dental fillings, treat dentinal hypersensitivity, reduce tooth sensitivity, and diagnose several dental problems.
Soft tissue dental lasers also use the same wavelength that can be absorbed by water and hemoglobin, making them the most preferred lasers for cosmetic and gum treatments.
If you wish to know more about our procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Natalie Tung by calling us at (626) 515-8090 or scheduling an appointment online.