Laser Assisted Dental Therapy at East Lake Advancing Dentistry, Yorba Linda

Laser dentistry refers to any dental procedures that involve the use of a laser. Recent advances in laser technology have allowed Dr. Eng to offer laser treatment. During a dental laser treatment a laser device that transmits a highly concentrated beam of light is used to treat tooth decay, enamel, and gum tissue. Common laser dentistry procedures include oral surgery or periodontal treatment (gum disease, gingivitis) often referred to as laser periodontics, cavity treatment, and teeth whitening.

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Dental Lasers are Safe

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several types of dentistry lasers for use on adults and children. Many of the lasers for dentistry are similar or identical in design to other medical lasers that have been used successfully for years in the specialties of ophthalmology, neurosurgery, Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT), and dermatology.

The use of lasers in dentistry opens up a whole new world of treating patients with the most advanced technology. In the state of California, it is not required for dentists and/or staff to be certified to use lasers. For our office, this is not acceptable. For the individuals in our office that have gone thru the extensive certification process through the worldwide organization, Academy of Laser Dentistry, we know that passing the certification process is just barely scratching the surface of knowledge necessary to begin utilization this treatment modality on our patients. After the realization it takes hours and hours of studying, researching, consulting with experts in the field along with field tests and refining techniques, the conclusion is one laser cannot do it all.

Even though there are many different lasers out there with different wavelengths that can do the same procedure that is not good enough for us. We've spent a lot of time figuring out the best laser to use for a given procedure. Because we have educated ourselves, one laser just won't do for all the services we can offer our patients. We need 5 different lasers with 5 different wavelengths. All with its own individual specific task.

The goal in our office is to provide the best care possible for our patients. We will continually strive to achieve that.

Advantages of Laser Dentistry include:

•  Minimal or no anesthesia.
•  Minimal bleeding.
•  More controlled swelling.
•  Reduced postoperative infection/discomfort.
•  Less chance of infection.
•  Reduced time in dentist's office.
•  Less pain.
•  No noise (like a traditional dentist's drill).
•  Enhance effect of tooth whitening.
•  No absorption of harmful chemicals.
•  Improved bonding process.
•  Quick removal of tooth decay.
•  Longer lasting fillings ·
•  Faster healing.
•  Preservation of tooth structure.
•  A more sterilized environment (dental laser kills bacteria).
•  For the treatment of canker sore and herpes lesions, the laser can actually decrease the pain experienced by these sores.

Laser Dentistry Procedures and Effects

Laser dentistry or laser periodontics allows for the treatment of gum disease at any earlier stage. In addition, it can be useful to pregnant women and people with debilitating medical conditions. While there is no guarantee of total "pain free laser dentistry" discomfort is greatly reduced. By receiving dental laser treatments, patients may have no need for Novocaine or other anesthetics! In the end, patient comfort is key. Dental laser treatment, often referred to as laser periodontal treatment, works well for treating canker sores and bacterial infections around teeth and gums.

During a treatment, the laser emits a tiny ticking sound - a far cry from the days of traditional dental drills. The laser's pinpoint accuracy is precise enough that Dr. Eng can leave behind as much healthy tooth structure as possible, allowing you to keep your own teeth longer. Come visit our Yorba Linda dental office of East Lake Advancing Dentistry for a consultation to see whether or not laser dentistry is right for you!

Detecting Cavities With Laser Technology

At East Lake Advancing Dentistry, it is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health. To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in our office always includes state-of-the-art equipment. Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth with harmless laser light searching for hidden decay.

Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The widespread use of flouride supplements in dental materials, toothpaste, and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard surfaces is more challenging because the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can readily spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface.

X-rays and probing with an explorer are limited in detecting sub-surface decay, particularly when a cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the new DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows Dr. Eng to locate hidden decay, and with treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.

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