In most recent dentistry developments, dentists worldwide are taking advantage of dental lasers to perform procedures on soft and hard tissues. Lasers have been used in the medical and the cosmetic industry for years and have brought forth easier procedures. At Von Chan DDS, we have been giving our patients the option of laser dentistry, and we have seen incredible and positive results.
In our Petaluma, California office, we offer the use of our Fotona Lightwalk Laser that can perform a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures. To clear up any confusion on how lasers are used and work in dentistry, please continue reading.
How Dental Lasers Work?
Soft and hard tissue conditions are what generally get treated with a dental laser. Lasers create a narrow and focused light beam that creates wavelengths. These wavelengths differ between soft and hard tissue lasers because they target different areas of the mouth.
Soft Tissue Laser
- Wavelengths produced by soft tissue lasers get absorbed by hemoglobin and water, allowing them to remove portions of soft tissue. Lasers can eliminate the presence of periodontal disease on the gums by removing the dead and infected tissue.
Hard Tissue Laser
- Wavelengths produced by hard tissue lasers get absorbed by the calcium found in teeth and bones. Once absorbed, portions of the tooth or bone can fall off. Hard tissue lasers can remove small amounts of tooth structure, repair fillings, and shape down a tooth.
Fotona Lightwalk Laser
Our dental laser, the Fotona Lightwalk Laser, is a state-of-the-art dental laser used in hard and soft tissue removal procedures. The high-level precision of the Lightwalk Laser only allows the dentist to remove the infected, damaged, or excessive tissue without harming any healthy, surrounding tissue. We can address all oral health problems while preserving as many healthy soft tissues and teeth as possible.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
There are multiple benefits to utilizing the Lightwalk Laser, including:
- Patient Healing Time: It has been shown that through the use of lasers in dentistry, patients have quicker healing times rather than before. Speedier healing times get our patients feeling better than ever in no time.
- Patient Comfort: Due to precision, dental lasers are minimally invasive. Serious and complex procedures can be completed with minimal discomfort.
- Suture-Free: One of the most amazing parts about utilizing a laser for your dental procedure is that you can go home suture or stitch-free. Lasers will seal off the serviced area.
- Reduced Risk of Infection: Patients are less likely to experience an infection due to the quicker healing times.
Have More Laser Dentistry Questions?
If you are still unsure about dental lasers and would like more information on their benefits to patients, please contact us. At Von Chan DDS, we are dedicated to keeping our technology and treatments updated to provide you with the best service possible. We are located in Petaluma, California, and would love to answer any questions you may have on lasers in dentistry.