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As you probably know, many people tend to think of going to the dentist as a chore that needs to be done. Often, this is because many people find the dentist uncomfortable—especially when they hear the whirring of the drill. Fortunately, not every treatment requires the drill.

You see, laser dentistry is another option that you should consider. In fact, did you know that laser dentistry has been used since the 50s? Still, in the last decade or so, laser dentistry has become much more popular—especially by those who are afraid of visiting the dentist.

At Oceanview Dental, our soft tissue dental lasers let us 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. Dental lasers also 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. Then we use an ultrasonic cleaning instrument to remove the tartar from the root and tooth surfaces, washing away the debris with a steady flow of a medicated solution. Afterwards, 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

We can also use soft tissue dental lasers to re-contour the gumline and to treat cold sores and canker sores. Would you like to learn more about the benefits of soft tissue laser dentistry? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. James Hargas? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Oceanview Dental at 760.433.0393.