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Laser Therapy

Better Results with Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is an innovative technology that allows dentists to change the way they perform treatments. Not only does this technology make dentistry more accurate, but it also leads to less pain and a better recovery. Our office is proud to offer laser dentistry for the benefit of our patients.

How Does it Work?

Although laser dentistry is still evolving, laser technology has been around for decades. In fact, the FDA approved the use of this technology for dental procedures in 1990. Lasers use light energy to dissolve tissue, whiten teeth and harden fillings. Different wavelengths are used for different purposes. Your dentist will decide which type of laser treatment is most appropriate for your needs.

Our office uses laser dentistry for a number of different treatments, including whitening of teeth, preparing teeth to receive a filling, reshaping gum tissue and more.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers numerous benefits over traditional dentistry methods. Some of the benefits of this technology include:

  • Less bleeding, both during and after the procedure.
  • Reduced risk of infection after the procedure.
  • Reduced need for sutures or stitches.
  • Reduced need for anesthesia.
  • Ability to preserve more the natural tooth tissue.
  • Faster healing and shorter recovery periods.
  • Less anxiety and stress for patients.
  • Shorter procedures.
  • Reduced need for pain relief measures during and after the procedure.

Laser Therapy in Periodontics

Although laser technology can be used for a wide range of purposes in dentistry, one of the most common uses is for periodontal treatment. For example, this technology may be used to treat patients who have a “gummy” smile, as well as those who have gum disease. When used for this purpose, the periodontist will direct the laser at the gums to reshape tissue and resolve the problem in question. Because no drills or other such equipment is needed, these procedures tend to be much more comfortable and less stressful for the patient. You will also enjoy a shorter recovery time and less pain after the procedure.

Contact Pope Dental for Laser Dentistry

If you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry for gum disease treatment, cosmetic purposes or restorative dentistry, please contact our office in Walnut Creek by calling 925-939-4989.

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