What Procedures Can I Use Laser Dentistry For?

Gum correction surgery with laser. Medically accurate tooth 3D illustration

We, at Santa Teresa Dental, are committed to utilizing the most current dental technology at our Morgan Hill, CA, office. We are proud to offer the 810nm AMD diode laser, the safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. The innovative device provides precise care, shorter recovery times, improved treatment outcomes, and unparalleled patient experience.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry utilizes lasers to deliver dental treatments safely and effectively. “LASER” stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Lasers are devices that use extremely focused light energy to perform precise and targeted dental procedures. Medical and dental communities widely use this exciting technology with dramatic results. 

What Is the Advantage of Using Lasers in Dentistry?

One of laser dentistry’s greatest strengths is its incredible precision, which would otherwise be impossible. Lasers are unique because they can treat targeted tissue without harming any surrounding tissue. Many procedures performed with lasers do not require anesthesia, and soft tissue procedures often do not require sutures (stitches). Lasers minimize bleeding and the risk of bacterial infections. The mouth tissue heals more quickly after treatment, getting you on your road to a healthy smile in no time. With lasers, your dental visits will be shorter, and we can accomplish more treatments in one office visit. Imagine getting diagnosis and treatment, all on the same day!

What Are the Uses of Dental Lasers

Lasers are currently used in a wide variety of dental procedures, including cavity detection, tooth preparation, tooth sensitivity treatment, and treatment of hepatic lesions and aphthous ulcers. They can also expose impacted wisdom teeth, perform biopsies, extract benign oral tumors, and provide emergency treatments. 

We utilize dental lasers to reshape gum tissue and boneto expose healthier tooth structure. This procedure is referred to as crown lengthening, which provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations. We also use lasers to reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile. 

Lasers are effective in treating gum disease. They attack periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level of infection, making them effective tools in decontaminating deep gingival pockets where bacteria flourishes. The power of the focused light destroys otherwise inaccessible bacterial colonies while creating an ideal environment for healing. Lasers are perfect tools for sterilizing areas of the mouth before or after different treatments. 

Additional Laser Dentistry Uses

The innovative technology makes your regular dental cleanings a breeze! The procedure is quick, reducing anxiety and discomfort, along with swelling after cleaning. Removing cavity and gum disease-causing plaque has never been easier or more convenient!

Laser dentistry delivers added comfort and precision to cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. The laser can play a role in teeth whitening. It acts as a heat source, which enhances the effect of bleaching agents, leaving you with dramatic whitening results. We utilize lasers in many procedures, including tooth replacement or restoration using partial or full dentures, along with dental implant surgery, dental crowns, dental veneers, and more. 

Quality Laser Dentistry Morgan Hill, CA

Contact Santa Teresa Dental to learn more about our cutting-edge laser dentistry procedures designed for precise, quick, and comfortable dental care. Our team is committed to delivering exceptional care and service! Call us and schedule your today!