Newport Beach Laser Dentistry Procedures | Orange County Dentist

Using the most innovative technology , we are pleased to offer laser procedures. This technique greatly improves accuracy and reduces pain and recovery. Laser dentistry is precise and effective, and can be used to perform many different dental procedures.

Laser dentistry has several benefits, including:

  • Reduced Pain: Dental lasers cause virtually no pain, so anesthesia may not even be necessary for certain procedures.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Laser dentistry is a great alternative to several other dental instruments if you feel anxious or uncomfortable with drills and sharp objects.
  • Less Damage: Because the power output can be controlled and the duration of exposure on the tissue can be adjusted, dental lasers allow specific areas of treatment focus without damaging surrounding tissue.
  • Quick Recovery: Dental lasers allow wounds to heal faster and can even regenerate tissue.
  • Fewer Infections: The high-energy beam sterilizes the area, minimizing the risk of bacterial infection.
  • No Sutures: Lasers cause virtually no bleeding and even aids in clotting when it does, so most laser procedures may not require stitches.

Dental lasers have a wide variety of uses. Depending on what they're needed for, dental lasers can be used to heat, cut, vaporize, or strengthen. They can be used on hard tissue (teeth and bone) and soft tissue (gums).

Hard tissue procedures include:

  • Cavity Detector: Dental lasers can be used to detect cavities early with the by-products produced by tooth decay
  • Dental Fillings: Dental lasers can kill the bacteria in a cavity, replace the traditional turbine dental drill, and eliminate the need for local anesthetic.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Tubules, located in the tooth root and recognized as the source of hot and cold tooth sensitivity, can be sealed with dental lasers.

Soft tissue procedures include:

  • Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue and bone, exposing healthy tooth structure.
  • Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to improve the appearance of a smile.
  • Speech Impediments: Lasers can help children who are tongue tied because of limited tongue movement.
  • Soft Tissue Folds: Ill-fitting dentures can cause soft tissue folds, which dental lasers can remove in a painless and suture-free procedure.

Other uses include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Dental lasers can be used to speed up the process of certain whitening techniques.
  • Tumor Removal: Benign tumors can be removed with a laser from the gums, palate, and sides of the cheeks and lips.
  • Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea can be caused by a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat, which can be reshaped and corrected with a laser.

Dental lasers have even more applications than the ones described above. If you're interested in laser dentistry, call our offices to see how dental lasers can be used to help you