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Laser Dentistry


Laser Dentistry tool in hand

A Non-invasive and Pain-free Dental Procedure


Traditional dentistry usually involves the use of techniques that are invasive, not to mention uncomfortable and sometimes, painful. However, with the advancement of technology, dentistry has been modernized, with specialized tools and technologies being used to make dental procedures less invasive, more comfortable and pain-free, and more effective. At Dublin Family Dental, we use several of these dental technologies to ensure that your dental experience is great. Laser dentistry is one of these technologies that we rely on.

What is Laser Dentistry?


Laser dentistry is the use of dental lasers to perform various dental procedures. The lasers emit an intense beam of focused light energy, which is used in a number of ways, from helping to whiten teeth, to reshaping gums or removing soft tissues.

Applications of Laser Dentistry


Dental lasers are mostly used to treat dental health issues affecting the soft tissue. The intense light energy beam of the lasers causes a reaction when it hits the soft tissue. The reaction allows for shaping, removal, or creating an incision on the tissues. Due to this, dental lasers can be used on several soft tissue-related dental procedures such as:
•  Gum grafting to create incisions into the gum tissue.
•  Gum lift surgery to cut, remove and reshape the gum tissue.
•  Periodontal treatments to remove inflammation of the gum tissue.
•  Biopsies - to remove suspicious soft tissue for doing a biopsy test for oral cancer.
•  To remove tissues (at the throat), which cause sleep apnea.
•  To remove lesions, cysts, and benign tumors.

Aside from soft tissue treatment, dental lasers are also used to treat conditions that affect the teeth. For example, they can be used for:
•  Root canal treatment - lasers can be used in several ways during a root canal procedure. For example, they can be used to create access to the root canal (as opposed to drilling the enamel), get rid of the decaying or damaged pulp contents, disinfect the root canal, and prepare the canal for filling (by scraping the sides of the canal).
•  Whitening stained teeth - laser light is also used to activate whitening agents during tooth whitening procedures, thus making the process faster, more effective, and the results longer-lasting.

Benefits of Using Lasers for Dental Procedures


Laser dentistry offers several benefits over traditional dentistry. These benefits include:
•  Less invasive dental procedures - dental laser treatments are less invasive, which helps to reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort. This helps to make the experience more comfortable, which is a huge benefit for anxious or fearful patients.
•  Accelerated healing and recovery - dental laser treatments, especially those performed on soft tissue, have less or no bleeding and swelling. The treatments are also focused only on the specific soft tissue areas that need to be treated. As a result, the amount of time taken to heal and recover from procedures is greatly reduced.
•  Reduced risk of a tooth or soft tissue damage - invasive dental techniques such as cutting soft tissues with a scalpel or drilling the enamel of a tooth can easily cause unintended damage. Moreover, even if they do not, they usually end up getting rid of healthy portions of the tooth (or gum tissue in case of gum surgery). Laser treatments, on the other hand, are more specific (only targeting the required part) and less invasive. Therefore, they reduce the risk of damage to the tooth and tissue.

Do you have any questions about laser dentistry? Do not hesitate to ask our specialists at Dublin Family Dental. Call us today at (925) 587-4417 to find out more about the treatment option, or to schedule an appointment.

Office hours


Mon - Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri - Sun: Closed

Location


8265 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568

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