Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. In fact, treatments that were once dreaded, like root canal therapy, are now relatively painless. For instance, you may know that many dentists have incorporated lasers as part of their regular treatments. Laser technology can be used to make a variety of treatments more efficient and less intrusive.
Our team can use lasers to treat many areas of your mouth. Laser dentistry is often used as part of a number of treatments, including treating gum disease. Laser dentistry can also be used as part of wisdom teeth removal and other extractions.
However, laser dentistry can be used for a number of less common treatments. For instance, did you know that laser dentistry can be used to help children whose jaw is hindering speech development? Similarly, laser dentistry can be useful for addressing TMJ disorder by helping with inflamed jaw muscles. Lasers are also used in the teeth whitening process.
There are a number of other benefits to treatments performed with lasers. For instance, would you be surprised to learn that dentists may be able to perform some treatments with lasers without anesthesia? Using lasers as a part of common treatments can also reduce bleeding. If our dentist uses a laser, you may not need stitches and you could experience less damage to nearby tissue.
If you’d like to learn more about laser dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact Gateway Oaks Dental by calling us at 916-649-0249. Dr. Hoang Truong and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon.