Soft tissue dental lasers in Oceanside, California allow us to more comfortably perform a wide range of dental treatments on your soft tissues and gums. Soft tissue lasers reduce the need for shots and anesthesia for a more relaxed, comfortable experience in our dental office. Laser dentistry reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling, and the need for pain medication when treating the gums and tissues. In addition, dental lasers decrease the risk for infection following the treatment, and stitches are often not needed for treatments performed using a soft tissue dental laser.
Soft tissue lasers work by using the energy from a laser beam to kill disease-causing bacteria while removing infected gum tissue. An ultrasonic cleaning instrument is then used to remove the tartar from the root and tooth surfaces, washing away the debris with a steady flow of a medicated solution. Finally, the soft tissue laser is used again to form a natural bandage on teeth, sealing them from re-infection. We can also use soft tissue dental lasers to re-contour the gumline and to treat cold sores and canker sores. For more information on soft tissue dental lasers and laser dentistry, we encourage you to contact Oceanview Dental today. We look forward to improving your smile!