Laser dentistry is the use of a dental laser as an alternative to surgical tools to perform certain dental treatments. There are hard and soft tissue lasers that can cut through certain tissues. A beam of light is used to cut through tissues.
With dental lasers, the wound is cauterized as it cuts, which eliminates the need for stitches. Since the cutting action is painless, we also eliminate the need for needles or anesthetic. Our dental lasers do not produce any heat, vibration, or uncomfortable pressure. Contact us at Heartwell Dental to schedule a consultation.
After receiving LANAP, you cannot brush or floss for 7 to 10 days.
Dr. Girgis will examine your mouth and take x-rays to look for signs of oral health problems.
After assessing your symptoms and your oral health, Dr. Girgis will speak to you about your treatment options and explore the possibility of laser treatment.
A beam of light will cut into the targeted area of your tooth or soft tissues.
For soft tissues, we will go over the area again with the laser to seal the wound. The laser cauterizes the wound as it cuts, so you will not require stitches. Dr. Girgis will discuss aftercare instructions with you.
At Heartwell Dental, our Long Beach dentists use a Waterlase laser which uses water, air, and laser energy to cut through both soft and hard tissues in the mouth. This is a painless and minimally invasive alternative to oral surgery.
Lasers preserve more of the existing tooth structure by removing decay as compared to a dental drill. The Waterlase laser is precise, which helps us perform root canals, treat tooth decay, remove impacted teeth, treat tooth sensitivity, remove cysts, perform frenectomies, and treat gum disease with better accuracy and increased comfort.
Lasers remove the need for drills to remove tooth decay.
Yes, dental lasers reduce inflammation, bleeding, and the risk of infection. This helps patients speed up their recovery time because the precision of the dental laser doesn’t damage the surrounding tissues.
Laser dentistry is the most effective way to treat gum disease. We can sterilize and reshape the gums using lasers instead of long, invasive surgical procedures such as bone grafts or open-flap surgery. Overall, dental lasers perform dental treatments with better accuracy, less swelling, and a shorter treatment time.
Laser dentistry can be used to whiten teeth.