Dentistry has kept pace with advances in technology. One of the most exciting innovations is the use of lasers. Most patients don’t require anesthesia with laser dentistry, and procedure and healing times are fast.
Laser dentistry offers a wealth of benefits over traditional methods of surgery, and it’s available at Brush Country Dental & Specialty Center in Pleasanton.
A laser employs a concentrated beam of light energy that enables precise focus on a specific area of tissue, while leaving surrounding tissue untouched. Our laser dentistry specialists uses this technologically advanced tool to perform a variety of procedures, including:
- Gum recontouring to remove excess or uneven gum tissue
- Treating severe cases of gum disease to alleviate infection and promote regrowth of healthy tissue
- Performing biopsies
- Conducting bone and tissue grafting in preparation for restorative treatments
- Performing crown lengthening to reshape gum and bone tissue
- Treating cold sores
Laser dentistry causes minimal bleeding, so you won’t need stitches. The laser seals and sterilizes tissue to reduce infection risk and promote fast healing. Dental lasers have replaced invasive tools to make dentistry safer, more precise, and more comfortable than ever.