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Laser Dentistry services offered in Elk Grove, Elk Grove, CA

Advancements in dental technology have enabled treatments that were simply unimaginable in decades past. Laser dentistry is a great example and is among the services available from Krystle Fenton, DDS, and the team at Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove, California. To explore your laser dentistry options in greater detail, call the office today to set up a visit, or use the easy online booking tool.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What are dental lasers?

The word laser is an acronym for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. This technology essentially condenses light into narrow and highly focused beams. That light energy is then able to alter many different types of material, including teeth and gum tissue. 

Dental lasers offer an alternative to traditional methods of cutting or altering teeth and gums. Although some treatments still rely on a dental drill or scalpel, many can be performed through laser dentistry.

What kinds of treatments can be performed using laser dentistry?

Tooth treatments

Lasers can remove decayed tooth tissue while also eliminating bacteria in the treatment area. In some cases, fillings can be performed with no need for an injection of anesthetic, making the overall experience more enjoyable. 

Laser treatments can reduce tooth sensitivity by sealing the tiny tubules that extend into the deeper layers of your teeth. You can achieve noticeable reduction in sensitivity in just one session.

Gum treatments

Lasers can be a powerful tool in treating gum disease. Laser treatments can precisely remove damaged or swollen gum tissue to speed healing. The process also removes bacteria, which is the primary culprit in gum disease. 

Lasers are also used to perform gum reshaping. This cosmetic treatment can improve the appearance of an overly “gummy” smile by creating improved contouring along your gum line, giving the appearance of lengthening your teeth. 

During your initial visit, you’ll learn how laser dentistry can enhance your dental care.  

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

One of the primary benefits of laser dentistry is the precision that lasers can achieve. The ability to remove incredibly minute areas of tooth or gum tissue preserves as much healthy tissue as possible. Even the most highly skilled hand cannot match the precision of a dental treatment laser.

Laser dentistry also creates a cauterizing effect on gum tissue. This effectively seals off the treatment area, reducing the risk that bacteria will invade and complicate the healing process. This effect also reduces bleeding, which helps speed the healing process.

Laser treatments are often easier to bear for people who have significant dental anxiety. Most patients find laser treatments less distressing because there is no sound of a drill or sight of a scalpel to deal with. 

When you’re interested in learning more about all that laser dentistry has to offer, call Laguna Vista Dental to book a visit. Online scheduling is also available, and it’s fast and simple.