Benefits of Laser Dentistry

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At Oasis Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on many aspects of the dental care we deliver. We have a soothing, spa-like environment that helps patients enjoy a better experience. We deliver very attractive and very durable restorative and cosmetic dentistry results. And we do our utmost to ensure patient comfort during and after treatment.

And one of the things that helps us achieve these goals is dental lasers. Laser dentistry offers many benefits for our patients.

Reduced Discomfort

One of the best benefits of laser dentistry is that it can be done with less discomfort than traditional dental treatments. Traditional dental tools for cutting hard and soft tissue cause mechanical trauma and/or vibrations. This trauma to soft tissue is what causes the pain when working on gums. Discomfort in the tooth is caused by friction heat and vibrations that can penetrate deep into the tooth, irritating the tooth pulp. This cause the pulp to swell, which can cause more discomfort that can last for days.

But with laser dentistry, we can treat your teeth with no mechanical trauma and no vibrations or heat. This reduces discomfort so much that many patients can have treatment without anesthesia.

Faster Treatment

Because you don’t need anesthesia for your treatment, there’s no need to wait for anesthesia to take effect, we can get your treatment started faster. And it also means that you can get back to your daily routine without waiting for the anesthesia to wear off.

And even if you feel more comfortable with anesthesia or still need it, laser dentistry can save you time in the chair because it can work faster than traditional dental tools. There’s no need for breaks to let a warm tooth cool down.

Fewer Visits Required

Because we can typically work without anesthesia, we can do work in multiple quarters of the mouth at the same time. That means that you can get your treatment completed in fewer visits–no need for repeat visits to the office for a filling here, a filling there.

That saves you time–and money. Combining treatment into fewer visits makes it less expensive as well as more convenient.

Greater Accuracy

A laser can be focused to a minute beam. This allows for treatment to be performed exactly where Dr. Goshtasbi wants them. The zone of treatment doesn’t extend accidentally. This helps us not only work faster, but also preserve more of your natural tooth material.

Less Trauma, Bleeding, and Swelling

Because the laser treats only where we want it, there’s less trauma to your teeth and gums.

And because lasers don’t cause the same friction heat and vibrations, there’s less damage to the tooth. The vibration and friction from the drill can cause cracks in the tooth that can be problematic later.

But a laser avoids the extra trauma, and it cauterizes as it treats, cutting down on the bleeding. With less trauma and less bleeding, you’ll have less of an immune response, which means that there will be less swelling.

Faster Healing

With less trauma, less bleeding, and less swelling, your body won’t have to work as hard to heal after dental treatment. This means that you can heal faster after your treatment, getting back to normal faster.

Learn the Benefits for Yourself

Are you tired of dealing with the side effects of traditional dentistry? Lasers are the future of dentistry, and a bright future it is. To learn for yourself just how much better it can be, please call today for an appointment with Scripps Ranch dentist Dr. Ramin Goshtasbi at Oasis Dental Arts.