Laser dentistry is the use of special laser tools in your dental services. Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light energy that your provider at Orange Coast Dental Specialty can use to:
Commercial dental practices have used laser tools since 1989. They’re a very popular alternative to traditional metal tools because of their numerous benefits and ability to enhance your dental experience.
As a newer and more advanced tool, dental lasers have a number of benefits and advantages.
If you're having a soft tissue procedure performed with a laser tool, the laser cauterizes your soft tissue as it cuts through it. This means you’ll experience less bleeding both during and after your procedure, will most likely not need stitches afterward, and will heal faster.
Lasers also sterilize as they cut, which means your laser treatment will result in a reduced likelihood of infection.
Orange Coast Dental offers a wide selection of laser dentistry services, including:
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your gums, Orange Coast Dental can perform gum reshaping to improve their look. Whether you’re trying to correct a gummy smile or want to make your gumline more symmetrical, laser dentistry can help you achieve your results with an easy procedure and little downtime.
Because of their precision and ability to sterilize your tissues, laser tools are incredibly effective in procedures that treat periodontal disease.
Your provider can perform laser bacterial reduction (LBR) to reduce the prevalence of disease-causing bacteria on your gum tissue, reaching areas of your mouth that might not be accessible with traditional metal tools.
If your gum disease passed the gingivitis stage and led to the formation of pockets between your teeth and gums, your provider can also use laser tools to perform pocket reduction surgery. This involves cutting away some of your gum tissue to eliminate the recessed areas in your diseased gums that can harbor harmful debris.
If you’re getting a crown, bridge, or dentures, Orange Coast Dental Specialty uses laser tools to take the impression of your teeth that’s used in custom fabricating your restoration. Instead of messy molds, 3D laser scanning enables your provider to get a clean and accurate impression of your mouth.
To learn more about how laser dentistry can improve your health and your dental experience, schedule a visit with Orange Coast Dental Specialty by phone or online tool today.