Lancaster Dental Care Associates
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Lancaster, CA
Periodontal disease is a common problem in the United States. Treatment focuses on controlling the infection and often requires a deep cleaning of the tooth roots. Cosmetic and family dentist Kamran Saidara, DDS, and the team at Lancaster Dental Care Associates in Lancaster, California, use laser dentistry to assist in the treatment of periodontal disease. With laser dentistry, you may feel less pain during treatment, which may also decrease your anxiety. To learn more about laser dentistry at Lancaster Dental Care Associates, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Laser Dentistry Q&A
What is laser dentistry?
Like other health professionals, dentists use advanced laser technology to treat dental issues. At Lancaster Dental Care Associates, the team uses laser dentistry for the treatment of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is an infection that affects your gums and jawbone. When left untreated, periodontal disease leads to gum recession and tooth loss.
Treatment for periodontal diseases focuses on removing the bacteria trapped under your gums. The removal process requires a deep cleaning of your tooth roots.
The team at Lancaster Dental Care Associates uses laser dentistry to gain access to the tooth roots for the deep cleaning. The laser tool helps to reshape the gums and destroy the bacteria with less pain than traditional deep-cleaning treatments.
How does laser dentistry work?
Lancaster Dental Care Associates uses the SOL® laser for their laser dentistry procedures. The SOL laser is a diode laser that emits controlled, precise laser energy to cut away diseased gum tissue.
In addition to removing the gum tissue, the energy produced by the SOL laser triggers the repair process for rapid healing of your gums.
Am I a candidate for laser dentistry?
When you visit Lancaster Dental Care Associates for a dental exam, your dentist conducts a thorough evaluation to assess oral health and treatment needs. The team may consider you a candidate for laser dentistry if you have periodontal disease that requires deep cleaning.
What happens during laser dentistry?
Your dentist creates a personal laser dentistry treatment plan prior to the procedure so you know what to expect. During laser dentistry, your dentist uses the handheld laser tool to remove the inflamed gum tissue around your tooth root.
Your dentist then performs root scaling to remove the plaque and tartar found under your gumline and around your tooth root. Your dentist also smooths out your tooth root to prevent future infections.
The tissue regenerates itself during the healing process.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
When it comes to treating your periodontal disease, laser dentistry offers many benefits. These benefits include:
- No need for general anesthesia
- Targeted treatment
- Less invasive than traditional dental treatments
- Minimal post-treatment swelling and bleeding
- Faster recovery
Laser dentistry is a painless treatment and also benefits those people who avoid the dentist because of their fear of dental pain.
For expert dental care from a compassionate team, call Lancaster Dental Care Associates or book an appointment online today.