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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
December 31, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

The next advancement in dentistry is laser dentistry, and the best part is that it's already here. Just as it does in many other fields, the technology does not narrow its focus. Your Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, specialists offer a variety of laser treatments to treat and prevent a number of conditions. To find out what options are available and how laser dentistry can help you, get in contact with Dr. Timothy Bui.

Hard and Soft Tissue

The drill is perhaps what most patients associate with dentistry, especially those anxious because of the implement. The unmistakable sound, the vibration, can make people uneasy, and both may be eliminated through the use of laser technology. Which is much quieter, except for the sound of suction used for keeping the area clear. In some cases, you may not even require anesthesia during the procedure and should notice a reduction in overall pain after.

There is however no understating the usefulness of the drill, it has been a mainstay of dentistry for many years and continues to be. Laser dentistry has yet to fully replace it in treating hard tissue.

In treating soft tissue, such as gums, the laser causes less blood loss, tends to be more precise, and kills bacteria as it works, which helps reduce the chance of infection.

Laser Dentistry Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA

Where laser dentistry excels is in its ability to detect problems early on, thus often avoiding the need for more invasive treatments. This includes the detection of tartar and decay, and even cancer, where it would be difficult through traditional means.

On the cosmetic side, lasers are also used to cure bonding compounds and similarly speed up bleaching materials during professional whitening procedures. But this is not the extent of what laser technology can do for you, so come into the office to find out more, make an appointment with your Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Bui. Dial (949) 675-7750 for the Newport Beach location, and (714) 537-0550 for Garden Grove.