Safe and Effective Dental Technology
Technology has become a regular part of our lives, enhancing our daily routine to make tasks easier. Dentistry has also benefited from this trend. Laser technology is one of the most revolutionary advances in dentistry today.
At Dr. Sam Lavi Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we’re proud to offer treatment with laser dentistry at both our Studio City and Los Angeles offices. Read on to learn more about this technology and how it can benefit you.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry utilizes lasers to aid in treating various dental problems. Using this technology, Dr. Lavi and the rest of our skilled dental team can provide you with a more comfortable experience during your appointment.
Performing treatment with the use of lasers eliminates the need for tools such as scalpels and drills. Additionally, most treatments performed using this advanced technology don’t require an anesthetic.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Lasers have a wide variety of uses in dentistry due to their advantages over traditional procedures. Some of these benefits include:
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Painless procedure
- More accurate treatment
- No chemicals
- Reduced chance of bacterial infections
- Reduced recovery time
At your initial procedure consultation, Dr. Lavi can provide you with more specific benefits of treatment with laser dentistry.
Laser Dentistry Services
For dental fillings, Dr. Lavi will use the laser to numb the targeted tooth and surrounding area. He’ll also use it to cut away the necessary amount of enamel, which is usually completed using a drill. The laser can help eliminate any bacteria present in your tooth, which reduces your chance of developing an infection.
A laser can be used to reshape a patient’s bone and gum tissue to expose more of the natural tooth. This will allow Dr. Lavi to better access and remove decay to ensure a more successful crown or implant placement.
Gum Disease Treatment
With laser dentistry treatment, Dr. Lavi can treat your gums and help you avoid the need for future gum surgery. Gum disease treatment can be made easier with a laser, as it can painlessly remove gathered bacteria that could lead to gum disease. It can also eliminate any inflammation caused by gingivitis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser dentistry painful?
Treatment with laser dentistry is virtually painless. Most procedures using this technology won’t require any anesthetic. That means you won’t have to deal with an injection or wait for any numbness to fade afterward.
Laser dentistry also promotes healing, so you’ll be in discomfort for less time after your procedure. You’ll be able to return to your daily activities sooner than you could with traditional sedation methods.
Are dental lasers safe?
Not only is laser treatment completely safe, but it’s also more accurate than traditional procedure methods. This way, less unnecessary tissue is removed, allowing you to keep more of your healthy, natural tooth structures.
Additionally, the light from the laser stimulates faster healing and sterilizes the area it’s used on. You’ll be less likely to get an infection after your procedure, and there’s a lower chance of cross-contamination.
How does laser dentistry work?
Dental lasers convert energy into the form of light. This beam of light can be used for highly accurate cutting or shaping without the need for a drill. The laser produces less noise than traditional tools and usually doesn’t hurt as much.
Best of all, you won’t have to do anything special to prepare for a laser procedure. Dr. Lavi will discuss your laser treatment options with you at your initial consultation.