Laser dentistry is a revolutionary treatment technique that has made various dental procedures more efficient, safe, and comfortable. At OC Advanced Periodontics in Tustin, CA 92780, we use some of the most advanced lasers available to diagnose dental problems quickly and address them promptly.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses laser energy for treatments. They can be utilized in procedures that involve treatment of the soft gum tissues. The specific gum areas can be precisely targeted for treatment without damaging the surrounding tissues with laser techniques. Dental lasers can also help diagnose cavities, recontour the gums to improve the appearance of your smile, and treat TMJ disorders.
Treatments Using Lasers
Early detection of cavities is critical to identify decay before it advances into a severe condition. Using the DIAGNOdent® laser, our dental team can locate minor cavities in the tooth crevices that may not be visible even in an X-ray. The DIAGNOdent® laser can be employed in routine oral exams to provide us with a detailed view of any potential cavities without using an uncomfortable probe. This laser technique is entirely painless and offers precise results.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease, without treatment, can lead to severe gum recession, inflammation, bleeding gums, loose teeth, tooth loss, and increased risks to your overall health. Laser techniques provide a durable, sterile seal to gum pockets after a deep cleaning. They allow for faster healing time and reduced swelling and bleeding.
Soft Tissue Laser Management
Laser therapy combined with Perio Protect® can effectively manage the health of the gums. Perio Protect® is an at-home, non-invasive treatment that you can include in your daily oral hygiene routine. A customized Perio Tray delivers a hydrogen peroxide-based solution into crevices between the teeth and gums and helps prevent the worsening of periodontal disease. The tray must be worn for a few minutes every day and can be ideal for maintaining healthy gums.
Cosmetic Gum Recontouring
Laser techniques can provide a minimally-invasive approach to address your gummy smiles. Excess tissue surrounding the gums can significantly affect your smile appearance. Cosmetic gum recontouring with laser dentistry helps to gently remove excess gum tissue and provide balance and symmetry between the teeth and gums.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Laser therapy can help treat TMJ Disorders (TMD). The state-of-the-art Biolase® EPIC™ Laser Pain Therapy platform has proven to reduce many of the regular symptoms associated with TMJ. The targeted treatment with the EPIC™ laser can temporarily relax the muscles in the area and increase blood circulation. This advanced laser therapy can provide temporary relief from pain and discomfort of the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
If you want more information on our laser dentistry options, visit the OC Advanced Periodontics office at 1076 E 1st St STE F, Tustin, CA 92780. You can also reach us at (714) 730-7877 and schedule an appointment.