Many people may feel anxious about visiting the dentist due to the sound of the drill or the discomfort of a procedure. Fortunately, laser dentistry offers another option to keep your mouth healthy, your smile radiant, and your stress levels low.
Here at Avalon Dental in San Ramon, California, Dr. Cliff Broschinsky and our highly trained staff offer everything from general dentistry to cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative care. Whether you need veneers, crowns, implants, or dentures, we use state-of-the-art technology to improve your oral health and your smile. In addition, our affordable prices, friendly staff, and welcoming office environment will put you at ease.
How laser dentistry works
A laser creates a narrow and focused beam of light energy that can either cut or vaporize what it comes in contact with during a dental procedure. It can also act as a heat source to enhance the effectiveness of tooth-bleaching agents during a teeth-whitening treatment. Lasers have been used in various dental procedures for several decades and they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Lasers can treat hypersensitivity, tooth decay, and gum disease as well as whiten teeth. The two main types of lasers employed in dentistry are hard tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers with each using different wavelengths of light.
Hard tissue lasers are used mainly for teeth and can treat tooth sensitivity. Employed on the gums and other soft tissues, soft tissue lasers are effective for reshaping the gums to improve your smile and lengthening crowns.
In order to provide customized care for the best possible outcome, Dr. Broschinsky conducts a thorough dental exam and discusses your health and aesthetic goals in order to determine if laser dentistry or another alternative is best for your situation.
Benefits of laser dentistry
Laser dentistry comes with a number of benefits. The gums sustain less damage, which decreases your discomfort and the amount of time necessary for healing. Often, sutures and anesthesia may not even be necessary. In addition, there is less blood loss than during a traditional surgical procedure, and risk of infection is lower due to the laser's sterilizing properties. Finally, some people experience less anxiety knowing the dental drill is not involved.
Whether you have dental issues or simply want to improve your smile, call or click to book an appointment with Dr. Broschinsky today and explore whether laser dentistry is right for you.