Laser Dentistry in Pomona & Brooklyn
Manufactured by Biolase, Waterlase is a high-tech laser surgery tool that uses a patented combination YSGG laser and water spray to perform a wide range of dental procedures without a drill. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. Using Waterlase® Laser Dentistry, our dentists can perform many dental procedures with no noise, very little pain and fewer appointments. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue to cut soft tissue and bone with greater accuracy and precision. Whereas drills can create loud noises, vibration and friction, a laser does not touch the surface, which lowers the need for local anesthesia, lowers the risk of infection, and reduces post-operative swelling.
Using laser dentistry, tooth decay can be thoroughly removed, bacteria deeply impacting gums can be cleared out, and bleeding is minimized in all instances.
If you are searching for a laser dentist in Pomona or Brooklyn, please contact A&R Advanced Dental Group today.
Benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods can include:
- Reduced heat and vibration
- Significantly reduce the chance of infection
- Little or no need for anesthetic
- Faster treatment
- Increased rate of retention
- Fewer post-operative complications
- Less noise
- Reduced stress and anxiety of dental work
Laser dentistry has many applications that include:
Gum disease treatment: Lasers can easily remove unhealthy gum tissue and eliminate pockets of infections.
Remove tooth decay: Lasers are very effective in removing tooth decay and bacteria, especially during root canal treatments.
Aid in dental fillings: Lasers are used to remove the decay and prepare the tooth enamel for fillings. Lasers can also be used to “cure” or harden fillings so that the patient can quickly get back to daily life.
Cosmetic dentistry: It is common to find lasers being used in cosmetic dentistry. They may be used in gum reshaping, whether purely cosmetic or after gum disease. And they may be used in teeth whitening treatments, too.
Biopsy or lesion removal: A great option for taking biopsies or removing lesions and ulcers is laser dentistry. Perhaps the biggest benefit in this instance is that the tissue remains in good condition for the biopsy!
Correct ankyloglossia (tongue-tied): Using a laser, this procedure to correct ankyloglossia takes about 5 to 10 minutes and is virtually painless. It’s accurate, fast, and effective.
Oral surgery and dental extractions: These involved procedures can be much faster, less invasive, less discomfort, and more. Recovery and a reduction of post-oral surgery complications are faster and less risky, too.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry
Does dental insurance cover laser treatment?
Yes, most dental insurance will cover laser treatment. It is best to contact your provider to gain an understanding of your benefits.
Can laser dentistry prevent tooth extraction?
Yes, it is possible that a laser will be able to prevent tooth extraction and save a tooth. It will, of course, depend on the patient’s specific oral health needs, but using a laser may give an advantage in treating teeth that would otherwise need extracting.
How long does it take gums to heal after laser treatment?
It can take about 2 to 4 weeks for gums to heal after laser treatment. It depends on the severity of the treatment and disease.
Are there any disadvantages to laser dentistry?
The biggest disadvantage in laser dentistry is not being able to fully handle all aspects of dental work – it has its limitations.
Can laser dentistry damage teeth?
The chances of damage to the teeth due to laser dentistry are very minimal.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Absolutely! Believe it or not, lasers have been used for many years and provide minimally invasive, highly effective dental treatment.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.