Novato Laser Dentist Responds To Commonly Asked Questions About Laser Technology

Written by Dr. McConnell on Apr 16, 2024

Laser dentistry is empowering more patients than ever before to get the restorative and cosmetic treatments they need to love their smiles. Our Novato laser dentists use this technology to achieve a number of dental goals. In this short article, we’re going to be answering some patient questions about laser treatment. Keep reading to learn more!

Q: How is laser technology used in dentistry?

A: Laser technology works by making use of various wavelengths to alter dental tissues. Lasers can be calibrated to work on soft tissues or hard tissues. Our Novato dental team employs laser technology to aid in cavity detection, prep teeth for restorative treatment, treat periodontal disease, reshape gum tissue. Generally speaking, laser treatment allows for more conservative treatment than conventional technologies.

Q: What is it like to undergo laser dental treatment?

A: This treatment is often beneficial for patients who suffer from dental fear or anxiety, because laser technology is quiet and gentle. As the laser passes over certain areas of your smile you may experience a sensation of warmth temporarily. In many cases, laser treatment renders traditional cut-and-sew dental surgery tools and drills obsolete, thus greatly improving patient experience.

Q: How do I care for my smile after laser treatment?

A: Laser dentistry allows for straightforward, patient-friendly post-op maintenance. One unique characteristic of laser treatment is that laser actually seals and cauterizes the affected gum tissue as it goes. This greatly minimize bleeding both during and after treatment. Additionally, cauterization from the dental laser helps to speed up the healing process, and reduce your risk of developing post-treatment infections.

Our Novato laser dentists have seen firsthand how convenient and stress-free laser dentistry can be for patients of many ages. We’re proud to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients. Please feel free to contact our dental team to learn more about the ins and outs of laser dentistry, and to schedule a personal consultation with our team!