The thought of oral surgery and periodontal care may seem daunting. Laser dentistry utilizes a highly-focused beam of light to perform a wide variety of treatments and procedures. Laser therapy can be used in place of more invasive surgical procedures for more comfortable, efficient, and cost-effective treatment for our patients.
Soft-tissue lasers are more gentle, less invasive, and help you recover faster than traditional dental tools like scalpels. Thanks to our investment in modern laser tools, our dentists in Burlingame can provide faster, simpler, and more precise treatment for our patients. Get in touch with us to learn more about the benefits of soft-tissue laser therapy today.
The first dental laser was approved by the FDA in 1990, and was a soft tissue laser primarily used for periodontal (gum) treatment.
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Diode lasers are compact and versatile, and allow us to perform a wide variety of procedures with ease. Whether you’re in need of periodontal care, teeth whitening, or suture-free oral surgery, we’ve got you covered.
Pain-free treatments? Check. Faster healing? Check. No scalpels? You better believe it. The Gemini series of soft-tissue diode lasers means better care and more comfort for you. From hygiene and whitening treatments to minimally-invasive surgeries, Gemini is the industry standard.
A certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry is an assurance that you’re getting the best care possible from a true professional. The ALD requires that doctors complete additional hours of education, as well as passing clinical and written exams to demonstrate their expertise and attain a certification.
For over 30 years, the American Board of Laser Surgery has been providing patients with peace of mind when it comes to choosing their surgeons. Since 2020, they have also provided an avenue for dentists to earn a certification in the ever-growing field of laser dentistry. Applicants must undergo additional education and pass a challenging test before gaining a certification, so you can rest easy knowing your ABLS certified dentist is truly dedicated to their craft.
Frenectomies have never been more precise thanks to soft-tissue laser therapy. By emitting a powerful light beam at the lip or tongue area, the laser instantly releases the tethered tissue. The procedure is so precise, that it’s often completed in a minute or less.
If you're dealing with uncomfortable cold or canker sores, we've got you covered. With laser therapy, we can quickly cure cold sores and reduce healing time. Plus, with every treatment, you'll reduce your chances of experiencing recurring cold or canker sores.
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Laser tools use extremely focused, precise beams of light to remove soft tissue from the gums, cheeks, and other areas of the mouth. They're much more precise than traditional tools, like scalpels, which enhances overall patient outcomes.
The extremely high heat of soft tissue lasers cauterizes (seals) tissue, blood vessels, and nerve endings on contact. This means that soft tissue laser treatments are virtually pain-free, and your mouth won’t bleed as much during treatment. There’s also a reduced need for sutures after your surgery.
Since lasers are more accurate and precise and are less invasive than traditional dental tools, this adds up to a simpler, faster, and more comfortable recovery process after your procedure. Healing times after procedures like deep cleaning are dramatically reduced.
To begin, you’ll need to come in and see your dentist to discuss your oral health and see if soft-tissue laser therapy is right for you. Soft tissue laser therapy is often used to treat gum disease, to take biopsies, to reshape the gums, and for a variety of other purposes.
Next, just come to our office as scheduled for your appointment. Sedation and numbing are usually not needed when using soft-tissue lasers, but may be used for your comfort. Your dentist will follow your surgical plan precisely using our laser tools, ensuring the best results.
After your appointment, you’ll be sent home to rest and recover. Usually, you can get back to your normal routine after just a day or two. However, you should make sure to follow any post-operative instructions provided to you by your dentist.
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Laser dental treatments are fairly comparable to other equivalent treatments, and because you may not need any anesthesia, they may be able to fit comfortably within your budget. The cost of treatment will vary based on your individual needs, so we recommend scheduling a consultation to get a more accurate cost estimate. It’s important to check with your provider to get a better understanding of your coverage and benefits.
At Nest Dental, all of our dentists are laser certified, so you can rest easy knowing that your smile is in good hands.
Laser dentistry offers increased comfort and quicker recovery times. While certain procedures may require anesthesia, some treatments don't require any numbing at all! The laser pinpoint causes a cauterizing effect within the tissue, so there is typically very little bleeding after treatment. We'll discuss your options based on your unique needs and the treatment you are receiving, and keep you informed every step of the way. At Nest Dental, your comfort is our priority.
Absolutely. Dental lasers are approved by the FDA and have been found to be completely safe when used by a trained dentist. Because the laser tool conducts such a precise procedure, there is a smaller chance of bacterial infection. This minimally invasive treatment also causes little to no bleeding for patients. When undergoing laser treatments, your dentist will take precautions to ensure your safety, just as they would with any other treatment. Since laser tools emit a powerful light, they will give you special protective glasses or goggles to shield your eyes. Laser dentistry is safer and more comfortable than many other traditional procedures.