Laser Dentistry Van Nuys
Lasers were invented in the late 1960s, and experiments with mice proved promising for medical therapies. By the late 1970s, laser therapies had become a recognized and proven treatment for pain and were becoming widely used around the world. However, these early lasers were fairly low in power, which limited their use to superficial wounds. Today’s lasers are powerful and precise, and can be used in a variety of applications, including dentistry. Our Van Nuys dentist can help you decide if laser dentistry is right for you.
Lasers produce intense, narrow beams of light energy. These beams trigger a reaction in the body that enables them to shape or remove diseased tissue. Lasers have been used for this purpose since 1990. A dental laser is a safe and effective way to treat a variety of dental issues. Our dentist in Van Nuys can use lasers alone or with other instruments to:
• Perform tissue biopsies
• Speed tooth bleaching procedures
• Treat dental infections
• Perform root canals
• Treat periodontal disease
• Reshape gum and bone tissue
• Address overgrown tissue
• Treat discomfort associated with cold sores, canker sores, or other soft tissue sores
• Expose impacted teeth
Laser dentistry offers several benefits over conventional dental instruments. Lasers offer greater precision with less risk to adjacent tissues. They can reduce symptoms, such as associated bleeding and healing times, and eliminate bacteria in root canals, treat cavities, and remove diseased gum tissue. Lasers even address discomfort, reducing or eliminating the need for anesthesia in some cases, allowing patients to enjoy a more comfortable, relaxed dental experience. In the hands of our skilled Van Nuys team, lasers can be a safe, effective part of your dental care.
Although a dental laser can be an excellent option for many patients, it is not always appropriate for every patient or procedure. However, if you have gum disease, a cavity, a tooth that needs to be extracted, or a mouth sore, you might benefit from laser therapy. Call our Van Nuys dental office today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.
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