Laser dental treatment is a minimally invasive option for dental care that uses an innovative application of diode lasers. The highly effective and focused light waves range from 808 nm to 1064 nm and are used to treat both soft- and hard-tissue dental problems.
Talk with your dental professional about laser dental treatment in Santa Barbara, CA, to discover how this treatment option can reduce or eliminate the need for sutures or anesthesia and can shorten your healing time.
Laser treatments allow your dentist to spot cavities early in their formation. Early detection and treatment of cavities mean less tooth decay and less pain during treatment. Lasers can also facilitate the filling of cavities by providing an easy method for removing decayed tooth portions.
Patients who are sensitive to anesthesia or nervous about drills will have a much calmer and productive dental session when they choose laser dental treatment.
Patients diagnosed with periodontal disease (or gum disease) have a build-up of tartar and plaque below and around the gum line. Typically, this hardened material is scraped away using multiple dental tools. In addition, laser therapy can be used with standard treatments to help remove inflamed gum tissue and plaque build-up.
The deep-cleaning process that involves scaling and root planing for severe gum disease can be painful. Laser dental treatments can drastically reduce the amount of physical scaling required while also killing bacteria at the same time.
These soft tissue mouth and gum issues can be painful and undesirable for many patients. Laser therapy can reduce the time for cold sore healing when compared to typical treatments. In addition, when a cold sore is discovered before a breakout, laser therapy may prevent the uncomfortable symptoms from ever occurring.
Lasers can even destroy small, benign lesions that tether to the lip or tongue. As a result, patients experience less pain and faster healing when compared to typical cosmetic treatments.
For laser dentistry around Santa Barbara, contact Dr. Cynthia Copeland and the team at Whole Health Dentistry. Text +1 (855) 441-0001 to book an appointment.