Laser dentistry refers to specialized treatments performed using dental lasers that can be used to address a variety of dental problems. At Joshua Lange DDS, these treatments include gum reshaping, teeth whitening, decay removal, root canals, and more.
Laser dentistry treatments and procedures can improve both accuracy and the patient’s experience, causing less discomfort and pain compared to traditional procedures. They also provide better results and are less invasive than traditional techniques.
Treatment Options for Laser Dentistry
Lasers are extensively used in dentistry, including for diagnostic and treatment purposes. From teeth whitening to treating gum disease, lasers are quickly becoming the preferred care method due to their precision and ability to improve patient comfort and expedite recovery.
During laser treatment, our dentist will target a specific area in your mouth and then perform the necessary procedure. A laser can be used to make incisions for oral surgery, remove tooth decay, reshape gums, and more. Lasers can also remove soft tissue folds along the sides of a patient’s tongue, known as the lingual frenulum. This helps increase the patient’s airway size and improve their breathing ability. Dentists can also use lasers to painlessly remove excess tissue from the roof of the mouth if the patient suffers from sleep apnea.
Our dentist can also use a dental laser to treat cold or canker sores in the mouth. The laser is applied directly to the sore to help speed healing and soothe the painful area. Laser therapy is also commonly used by dentists to treat periodontal disease. The gentle laser can cauterize inflamed gum tissue or reverse recession caused by periodontitis and promote healing. This can reduce the need for surgical intervention in some cases.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
When performing laser treatments, the dentist uses a focused beam of light energy to eliminate bacteria and diseased tissue from the teeth and gums. The light beam effectively eliminates bacteria without disturbing or damaging healthy tissue. In addition to providing faster and more comfortable treatment, faster healing is another benefit of laser dentistry.
Many patients experience less pain and discomfort with laser dentistry than with traditional methods for procedures like fillings and root canals. Lasers kill bacteria and remove damaged tissue with less discomfort than other methods. Unlike drills that can cause cracks in teeth or stretch the gums, the laser is precise and gentle when removing the decay. Since laser treatments cause less bleeding and trauma to the damaged and surrounding tissues, they are more comfortable for the patient and reduce recovery times.
To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, visit Joshua Lange DDS at 26810 Ynez Ct Suite E, Temecula, CA 92591, or call (951) 695-2222and schedule a consultation.