For years, people have associated going to the dentist with having their teeth drilled. However, drills are now becoming a thing of the past. We are proud to offer laser dentistry, which uses cutting edge technology to provide more comfortable, precise, and efficient dental care. The Diode Laser is used for a variety of procedures, including:
- Crown lengthening
- Gingival (gum) resculpting
- Root canals
How does it work?
Laser dentistry is one of the least invasive tools your dentist can use to provide quality dental care. Since the diode laser is so precise, your dentist may use a magnifying glass while working.
What are the benefits?
Laser dentistry has a number of benefits, but one of the most important is patient comfort. No one likes to get shots, or have sore gums and teeth. Since most patients do not need anesthesia, there are no painful shots or numb lips afterward. Patients are able to come in and have their work done immediately, and don’t have to wait hours just to eat! The absence of pressure and heat creates a much more comfortable experience for the patient, and the laser’s precision minimizes damage to surrounding tissue. The diode laser actually aids in the clotting of exposed blood vessels, which means less bleeding and less postoperative swelling. This also reduces overall healing time, as well as the need for pain medication.
The diode laser is also used to promote gingival health by reducing periodontal pockets. Before, this usually required gum surgery; with laser dentistry, there is no need for painful stitches or sutures. Other patients feel they have a “gummy” smile or that their teeth look too short. Laser dentistry allows your dentist to reshape the gums with little trauma to this sensitive area of the mouth. The end result is teeth that appear longer, making your smile more attractive.
It is clear that laser dentistry has become the ideal choice for patients – 97% of people who have had laser treatment would recommend it to their friends and family! Do you live in or around Chino, Chino Hills, Upland, Pomona, Claremont, Corona, Norco, Ontario, Diamond Bar, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, or the Inland Empire? Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out more about laser dentistry.