Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentist in Roseville

Laser Dentistry Technology for Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Citrus Heights, Folsom

Going to a dental office to have a procedure performed can be stressful and even frightening for some. Your dental health is incredibly important to your overall health, so it's easy to worry when you need to have dental work above and beyond a regular cleaning. Thankfully, taking care of your dental health and enjoying a high level of comfort are all possible thanks to advances in laser dentistry. At the office of Dr. Matt Comfort, DDS, we're proud to use this state-of-the-art technology to make your next visit as quick and comfortable as possible.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser technologies have been used for medical and ophthalmological applications since the late 1980s. Because lasers are precise and can alter tissue with minimal damage or intrusion, medical professionals have seen them as an excellent alternative to invasive procedures. The development of laser dentistry has allowed dental professionals to use high-precision lasers in place of more painful, time-consuming procedures. 

Laser Dentistry for Roseville and Surrounding Communities

Located on North Sunrise Blvd. in Roseville, with easy access from both Hwy 80 and 65, Dr. Matt Comfort provides a complete set of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures, utilizing lasers for a variety of procedures to increase the effectiveness of the procedure while reducing pain and discomfort. We offer laser dentistry to individuals and families in the communities of Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Auburn, Citrus Heights, Colfax, Folsom, Lincoln, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Penryn, Wheatland, and Sheridan. To learn more about our use of laser dentistry at our Roseville office, please call (916) 786-2010, or schedule an appointment.

How is Laser Dentistry Used?

As its name suggests, laser dentistry is completed using highly specialized dental lasers. A laser of this type is capable of removing bacteria and damaged tissue as well as reshaping tissue. One of the primary advantages of a dental laser is that they can be used on both children and adults. For kids with severe dental health problems, the use of a dental laser can mean positive childhood experiences at the dentist that lay the foundation for a lifetime of excellent dental health.

Dr. Comfort and his experienced staff of dental professionals have received extensive training in laser dentistry in order to provide all of our patients with the highest level of care possible. As you consider your dental treatment options, remember that your dentist is the best judge of when laser procedures will benefit a patient. Laser dentistry can be used for a wide range of applications, including:

• Bacterial removal or reduction.
• Reshaping of soft tissue.
• Preparation of cavities.
• Tooth whitening.

Is Laser Dentistry Right for You?

Deciding whether or not laser dentistry is right for you requires weighing a variety of factors, including your overall dental health and the likelihood that a laser procedure can provide better results than a traditional dental procedure. Dr. Comfort and his team will be happy to discuss your options with you and explain whether or not laser dentistry is an option.

For some patients, the thought of completing a laser procedure is just as frightening as any other dental procedure. However, lasers offer many benefits to patients. Some of the most striking include:

• A reduction in procedure time
• Greater preservation of the natural tooth
• Faster healing and tissue regeneration time
• Reduction in bleeding and the need for sutures
• Reduction in the amount of anesthesia needed
• Reduction of post-procedure bacterial infection risks

Understanding What Laser Dentistry Can Treat

Dental health is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself or your loved ones. Taking good care of your teeth, mouth and jaw can be relatively simple with laser dentistry procedures. Some of the conditions we commonly treat with a dental laser includes:

• Tooth preparation – Prior to laser dentistry, a drill would be required to prepare the tooth for a filling. Lasers can now completely eliminate the need for drilling and anesthesia. Lasers also successfully kill oral bacteria around the surgical site.
• Reshaping soft tissue – Dental lasers can dissolve soft tissue to expose more of the natural tooth (crown lengthening), reshape soft tissue to make “gummy smiles” more attractive, and remove uncomfortable soft tissue folds caused by denture wear.
• Frenectomy – Lasers can improve speech and the feeding habits of babies, children and adults by untying the tongue.
• Tumor removal – When benign tumors have formed in the soft tissue areas of the mouth, a dental laser can completely remove them without causing pain.
• Whitening – Lasers can greatly expedite the tooth whitening process by increasing the activity of the particles in the peroxide bleaching solution.
• Biopsy – Lasers are sometimes used to perform a biopsy on suspicious areas of soft tissue. This biopsy procedure can be performed instantly and with great precision.

If you're interested in how laser dentistry works, be sure to let the dentist know when you come in for your appointment. This allows us to review your options with you during an exam and to schedule sufficient time to decide whether or not laser dentistry is right for you. Of course, Dr. Comfort can only determine if you're a good candidate for laser dentistry after considering your dental history and the issues that need to be addressed.
Preparing for Laser Dentistry Procedures

Preparing for Laser Dentistry Procedures

Several different types of lasers are used for laser dentistry procedures. The doctor will determine which laser should be used given the type of procedure to be performed and your overall dental health. During your appointment, you'll be given special glasses to protect your eyes from the bright, concentrated beam of the laser. The doctor will then direct the laser only at those teeth or areas of tissue that need to be treated. The procedure will take significantly less time than its traditional counterpart.

If you have questions about laser dentistry or would like to talk about your treatment options, please call us to set up an appointment today. 

How are laser procedures performed?

Different types of dental laser have been created to treat different conditions. Each laser uses a different wavelength of light, which predicates its best use. The most common types of dental laser are carbon dioxide lasers and diode lasers, which are usually employed to treat soft tissue problems. The dentist will decide which type of laser is best to use after conducting X-rays and a thorough examination.

The laser beam is extremely bright, and special glasses will be provided to protect the eyes. The dentist will then direct the beam at the affected area and carefully dissolve the soft tissue, harden the filling or whiten the teeth.

The procedure will take far less time than conventional methods, and cause far less anxiety and discomfort. The only real disadvantage of laser dentistry is that it can prove to be more expensive.

Laser Dentistry in Roseville—the Future of Dentistry Available Today!

Laser Dentistry in Roseville—the Future of Dentistry Available Today!

With our office in Roseville easily access from both Hwy 80 and 65, Dr. Matt Comfort utilizes specialized dental lasers as appropriate to ensure you receive the best dental care specific to your needs. We offer laser dentistry to individuals and families in the communities of Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Auburn, Citrus Heights, Colfax, Folsom, Lincoln, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Penryn, Wheatland, and Sheridan. To learn more about our use of laser dentistry at our Roseville office, please call (916) 786-2010, or schedule an appointment.

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