What Is Laser Dentistry?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable Santa Barbara Tooth Whitening The word “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in “Star Wars”?) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every California industry, including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment, and medicine. And also dentistry.

Lasers are now used in some technologically advanced Santa Barbara dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Laser dentistry allows cosmetic dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.

How do lasers benefit dental patients?

  • Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
  • Shorter healing time
  • Decreased chance of infection
  • Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Increased patient comfort (Anesthesia is often unnecessary.)

Santa Maria dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.

If you are interested in any of these procedures, call King Dental Group at 805-687-1548. We been providing unsurpassed general and cosmetic dentistry since 1967.

The latest dental technology is useless without the skill and experience necessary to deliver the best possible outcomes. Let us show you some photos of our smile gallery so you can for yourself the results we routinely achieve at King Dental Group in Santa Barbara.

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