Laser Dentistry

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

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Laser Dentistry services offered in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves the use of specialized advanced laser technology. For example, your dentist can use precise, safe, and controlled laser energy to alter or remove hard and soft tissues.

WPD Dental Group offers a range of valuable dental treatments using laser dentistry.

How are lasers used in dentistry?

In dentistry, laser technology has over 20 uses that are cleared by the FDA. Some lasers are specially designed for use on soft tissues and other lasers are designed to cut harder tissues in your mouth, such as your bone or teeth.

WPD Dental Group uses laser technology for various reasons, including:

  • Removing tooth decay
  • Preparing the tooth for a root canal
  • Cutting and removing soft gum tissue
  • Reshaping the gums for cosmetic purposes
  • Preparing cavities for a filling
  • Removing excess gum tissue and releasing tight muscle attachments in your mouth
  • Relieving tooth sensitivity
  • Creating a trough around the gum for improved dental access and visibility
  • Treating oral ulcers, gum infection, periodontal disease, and more
  • Performing periodontal gum surgery
  • Placing fillings, veneers, and crowns

Lasers are often a successful part of teeth whitening. WPD Dental Group provides the Zoom!® laser teeth whitening treatment to whiten and brighten your teeth. Lasers break up the stains into smaller particles, so your teeth appear whiter with less concentration of color.

Your WPD Dental Group dentist might use special lasers to remove infected gum tissue lining around your teeth. Your dentist can use laser technology to support healthy gum tissue regeneration to treat periodontal disease.

What advantages does laser dentistry offer?

The use of lasers in dental procedures and treatments typically provides a plethora of benefits, such as:

  • Less discomfort and less downtime
  • More efficiency
  • A reduction in bleeding and swelling during and after surgical procedures 

Laser technology gives you a refreshing, efficient, and comfortable patient experience compared with traditional dental tools, such as needles, scalpels, and drills. With the use of lasers, WPD Dental Group can provide exceptionally gentle and minimally invasive dental procedures. 

In some cases, soft tissue procedures can be completed in just one visit and multiple fillings can be placed in a shorter amount of time.

Your dentist discusses laser dentistry in more detail during your initial consultation, so you know how it works and what to expect. Experience the benefits of laser dentistry for yourself and click or call to visit WPD Dental Group.