Laser Dentistry Mountain View
Laser therapy is one of dentistry’s latest advances. In the spirit of commitment to the highest level of treatment for our patients, Drs. Raymond Lim and Dustin Lee have incorporated LightWalker Laser into their treatment options. This is cutting edge technology that has proven, miraculous results in the treatment of soft tissue, and gum related problems. Lasers deliver energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Often times no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures, it eliminates the need for scalpels and healing is much faster and virtually painless. Laser Dentistry provides shorter and more effective treatments, higher patient comfort and unmatched flexibility. LightWalker lasers are more precise in surgical treatments and have a coagulating effect which can be used to reduce or prevent bleeding altogether.
What are the benefits of using dental lasers?
There are several advantages. Drs. Raymond Lim and Dustin Lee may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can be more precise. Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies; reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities; and control bleeding during surgery.
How are lasers used in dentistry?
Dental lasers can be used to:
- reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
- expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
- manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
- remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
- perform biopsy procedures.
- remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
- remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
- help treat infections in root canals.
- speed up tooth whitening procedures.