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At this point, just about everyone has heard of lasers, but did you know that LASER is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation? Lasers emit a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light, and when it comes into contact with tissue, it causes a reaction.

Let’s look at some of the ways in which your Santa Monica dentist uses laser technology is used in dental technology.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Lasers have been used in dentistry are not new and have been used for over 20 years. The FDA has determined that lasers are a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures. Lasers are now used increasingly in some technologically-advanced dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue.

What are the Benefits of Using Lasers?

There are several advantages. Your dentist may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can be more precise. Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies, reduce the number of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and cavities in teeth, and control bleeding during surgery.

Are Dental Lasers Safe?

Lasers allow a dentist a degree of precision that would have been impossible with traditional dental techniques. With dental lasers, treatment with the Santa Monica dentist can often be performed pain-free with reduced need for anesthesia and sutures. Laser dentistry also eliminates bleeding and allows for faster healing.

Please Call Us for More Information

Lasers aren’t new, but they may be new to you. We want to ensure that you are completely comfortable with laser dentistry, so please call and we will be happy to answer your questions.