Laser dentistry is a budding technology, now projected to be in use by more than six percent of dentists in the USA. There are vast uses for lasers within general dentistry, and dental lasers fall into one of two categories.
Soft Tissue Lasers
The first kind of oral laser is defined as a soft tissue laser. These lasers are used in procedures involving the soft tissue of the oral cavity. One specialized use is to kill bacterial acids and spur the advance of gum tissue. Soft tissue lasers can close nerve endings without the patient even feeling a thing, and they’re a great addition to our dentist’s toolset!
Hard Tissue Lasers
The second kind of dental laser, defined as the hard tissue laser, is used primarily for cutting through teeth. As mentioned earlier, oral lasers are extremely accurate cutting apparatuses, so Dr. Lavanya Gill can utilize hard tissue lasers to contour or prep your teeth in preparation for many of the treatments we offer at Country Club Dental. Hard tissue lasers are more effective and efficient than traditional tooth-cutting tools.
We’re delighted to offer our patients these laser dentistry technologies. If you are in need of an appointment or would like to pencil in a visit with our office in Stockton, California, please call (209) 466-1043 now and we’ll get you set up.