A dental laser is a type of dental equipment that uses laser light energy to treat a variety of oral health concerns. Combined with minimally invasive techniques, lasers have changed how many dental procedures are performed. At Lagos Periodontics & Dental Implants, the dentist commonly uses a laser to remove tooth decay and infected tissue as part of the biomimetic dentistry approach, which treats tooth damage without drilling and filling the tooth. Another widespread use of a laser is reshaping gums to lengthen short teeth or expose more of the tooth's crown to improve the appearance of a smile. Lasers are also used for biopsy procedures, cosmetic gum lifts, periodontal therapy, and more.
Laser dentistry is very safe and has many long-term benefits, such as faster healing time and less risk of infection or complications with anesthesia. However, there are a few patients that should not receive laser treatment. This includes those who have or have ever had herpes simplex virus, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, who have uncontrolled diabetes, or who are taking a blood thinner medication. If you are concerned about having the procedure done, be sure to consult with our dentist. They will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser treatment. Listening to your dentist’s advice regarding your dental care is essential.
In addition to oral surgeries such as tooth extractions and periodontal therapy, lasers can also be used for cosmetic treatments. To learn more about laser surgery technology, visit Lagos Periodontics & Dental Implants at 36945 Cook St Building I, Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92211, or call (760) 568-3421.
36945 Cook St Building I suite 101, Palm Desert, CA, 92211
36945 Cook St Building I suite 101,
Palm Desert, CAPhone : (760) 568-3421