Laser Dentistry

Santa Monica Bay Dental

Dentists located in Santa Monica, CA

Does the idea of dental work make you cringe? If so, try laser dentistry with Santa Monica Bay Dental, located in Santa Monica, California. The practice, located in the Los Angeles metro area, uses the Solea® laser to perform procedures from crown lengthening to fibroma removal with minimal blood loss, minimal pain, and no other instruments. Laser dentistry offers a comfortable, convenient, and efficient alternative to traditional dental treatment. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment option that Santa Monica Bay Dental can use to perform a variety of dental procedures without anesthetic. Examples include:

  • Crown lengthening
  • Dental fillings
  • Gum surgery
  • Fibroma removal
  • Decay removal
  • Gingival contouring
  • Frenectomy 
  • Lichen planus removal

To perform procedures such as these, the practice uses the state-of-the-art Solea® laser. The Solea laser is the first CO2 laser approved by the FDA to treat soft and hard gum tissue and teeth.

How does laser dentistry work?

Laser dentistry harnesses the targeted energy of laser light to vaporize tissue or cut through hard surfaces, like tooth enamel. Laser dentistry is more exacting than traditional dentistry and plays several roles, including drill, scalpel, sterilizer, and nerve and blood vessel sealer. 

During a laser dentistry appointment, the team may or may not prepare you with anesthetic, depending on the procedure they plan to perform. 

Once you’re ready, the team lead takes the handheld laser and gets to work. You’ll find the laser to be smooth and quiet. After your laser dentistry treatment, you still need to make sure to follow your cleaning and care instructions. If you follow the instructions, you enjoy a much quicker and easier recovery.

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers countless advantages, especially children and adults with dental anxiety. Laser dentistry eliminates the need for needles, drills, scalpels and other dental tools that patients tend to dread. It also frequently eliminates the need for anesthetic.

The Solea laser promotes blood clotting, so you lose significantly less blood during your procedure. It additionally reduces the chance of infection, increases precision, shortens recovery times, and is generally more efficient, comfortable, and affordable.

With laser dentistry, procedures that normally take two or more sessions to complete often take just one. So, you can get out of the dentist chair and on with your life more quickly.

Are you ready to take the leap with laser dentistry? Learn how laser dentistry can work for you by reaching out to Santa Monica Bay Dental online or over the phone today.