Laser dentistry involves using state of the art dental technology to perform cosmetic dentistry in Montclair, CA and beyond. Multiple procedures can be done using laser dentistry. At Montclair Plaza Dental Group, Dr. Vijay Patel uses laser dentistry to make dentistry faster and more pain-free than traditional methods.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
At Montclair Plaza Dental Group, we utilize BIOLASE Waterlase Laser Dentistry for our laser procedures. It’s an award-winning form of treatment that’s gentle and can take the place of some oral surgeries. Waterlase uses air, water, and laser energy for treatment. This combination gently wears away both hard and soft tissue, while keeping your mouth hydrated with the water feature. This means no discomfort from the heat of the laser.
What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry often takes the place of procedures that would otherwise require invasive treatment, such as a drill. The noise and grinding of the drill are often a source of extreme dental anxiety for patients. Laser dentistry can eliminate that. It’s an extremely precise form of treatment, which means patients don’t have to sit for long periods of time. Multiple dental treatments can be done in a day!
Since laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment, you’ll also have a shorter recovery time. There won’t be as much pain during treatment and you’ll have less bleeding and swelling afterward. With the heat of the laser, you also have less risk of infection or cross-contamination in the mouth or gums.
With less pain, you may not even need a local anesthetic for certain procedures. The laser is extremely precise, so you shouldn’t feel pain or have issues in areas around where the treatment is directed. Less of the tooth needs to be removed for treatment as well.
What Does Laser Dentistry Treat?
Laser dentistry is mainly used to treat dental cavities, gum disease, and contour the gums. Instead of using a drill to get to the tooth decay in the cavity, the laser gently removes the enamel to reach the decay. This is great for patients with dental anxiety.
For gum contouring, the laser is precise enough to remove the exact amount desired. This can help get rid of the appearance of a gummy smile, a popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry in Montclair, California.
Lastly, laser dentistry helps with gum disease. This is where the prevention of infection and cross-contamination comes into play. When the laser “cuts” into the gums, the heat instantly cauterizes the wound. This prevents infection from getting into the bloodstream and spreading to other areas of the body.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry in Montclair, CA
Laser dentistry with Waterlase can help you with both restorative and cosmetic needs. If you have dental anxiety or just want to give the benefits of laser dentistry a try, call us today or schedule an appointment online!