Lasers can serve a number of purposes in dentistry. They can treat tooth decay, removing the decay from the inside of the tooth. Lasers are also used to cure or harden fillings. In gum disease treatments, lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria. Lasers also remove bacteria during root canal procedures. Lasers are used for biopsy (tissue) removal so that it can be tested for cancer. The pain of canker sores and cold sores can be eased using lasers as well. In-office teeth whitening procedures are sped up by using dental lasers as the dentist activates the teeth bleaching solution by using a laser. Dr. Scott G. Lamming offers laser treatment in San Juan Capistrano, California, to provide you with the best possible dental care in a comfortable, efficient manner.
Lasers have many advantages over traditional dental drills. Dental lasers cause less pain in many instances, reducing the need for anesthesia. Lasers may reduce anxiety in patients who are uncomfortable with the dental drill. During soft tissue treatments, lasers cause less bleeding and swelling, and dental lasers can preserve more of your natural tooth structure during cavity removal.
We invite you to call the practice of Scott G. Lamming, DDS for more information about laser dentistry. Our team is happy to tell you more about the advantages laser treatment can bring to you and your smile.