Laser Dentistry in Foothill Ranch

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of a high-energy beam of light that cauterizes the wound as it cuts through the soft tissues to eliminate the need for incisions, invasive surgical tools, and sutures.

Using lasers as opposed to more invasive oral surgical tools enables us to be more precise, and ensure the patient is more comfortable and spends less time in recovery. Laser dentistry can involve the use of lasers that are designed to cut both soft and hard tissues, which provide versatility in dental treatment.

Lasers can be used to treat gum disease, perform gum contouring, prepare teeth for dental fillings and other restorations, remove mouth ulcers, and take biopsies of abnormal lesions. Contact us at Foothill Modern Dental to schedule a consultation.

Laser dentistry in Foothill Ranch

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The precession accuracy of soft tissue lasers prevents pain sensation.

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Our Laser Dentistry Process

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Dr. Sarno will need to conduct an oral exam and take x-rays to determine if laser dentistry is right for you.

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Treatment Plan

After your consultation, Dr. Sarno will discuss what oral health problems are present and can be treated with one of our Sirolase lasers.

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Sedation Options

Laser dentistry is painless. However, if you are still nervous or have dental anxiety, you have the option of being sedated for your appointment.

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A soft or hard tissue laser is used to cut into the gums or your teeth. When a laser is used on the gums, additional scaling may be performed to treat gum disease.

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Seal Tissue

Using the same laser, we can seal cut open soft tissues to prevent bacteria from getting in.

Types Of Laser Treatments We Provide

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Soft Tissue Laser

Using the soft tissue Sirolase laser by Dentsply Sirona, we can perform LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) as an alternative to oral surgery in the treatment of gum disease. This laser can perform gum flap surgery, perform gum and bone grafting, and reshape the gums to reduce gummy smiles.

All Tissue Laser

The Sirolase laser by Dentsply Sirona can also be used to treat hard tissues like the teeth and jawbone because it comes in adjustable wavelengths. The utility here involves endodontics like performing root canal treatments, teeth whitening, decay removal, and preparing teeth for tooth restorations like dental crowns. Hard tissue lasers are effective at mitigating tooth sensitivity and preserving more of the natural tooth structure.

Cold Sore Treatments

A cold sore is a lesion that appears on the outer lips and is a symptom of the herpes simplex virus. Soft tissue lasers can be used to remove cold sores in a very quick appointment that only takes about 20 minutes.

Our dentists in Foothill Ranch can treat your cold sore as soon as the symptoms first appear and removing the cold sore is completely painless. Cold sores can cause a significant amount of pain so you will get a lot of relief once the procedure is over.

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Because laser dentistry doesn’t require the use of an anesthetic, you will be able to resume normal activities right away.

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What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?

The advantage of soft and hard tissue lasers is that they are painless, reduce inflammation, promote faster healing, and eliminate the need for an anesthetic and sutures. Essentially, laser dentistry is a minimally invasive alternative to oral surgery which is much more comfortable, convenient, and effective at treating oral health problems.

Is Laser Dentistry Safe?

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Yes, laser dentistry is perfectly safe when carried out by a certified dental professional. The lasers we use in our office are FDA-approved and have gone through extensive testing to vet their effectiveness and safety for use in patients of all ages.

The use of lasers instead of surgical tools is actually much safer because it minimizes bleeding and inflammation and reduces post-operative infection risk. We take every precaution to keep you safe during your laser dental appointment and you will be given protective gear to protect your eyes.

Did you know…

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Dental lasers reduce scarring of the soft tissues.

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