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Our Services / Laser Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry & General Dentistry in San Jose, CA

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Laser Dentistry Q&A

Laser dentistry lowers the risk of postoperative bleeding, pain, and other complications after many common dental procedures. Inspira Advanced Dentistry uses lasers to treat gum disease, tooth decay, lesions, and other soft- and hard-tissue defects at their two offices in San Jose and a third in Saratoga, California. Schedule your consultation by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

What is laser dentistry?

Lasers are high-tech machines that serve many purposes in dentistry. “Laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, which refers to the laser’s ability to emit energy.

Laser light is unique because it has just one wavelength. A laser device emits a single-wavelength, concentrated beam that your dentist can direct toward soft or hard oral tissue. The energy from the laser causes a reaction, which varies based on the wavelength and its intended treatment purpose.

Dentists and patients alike agree that laser dentistry offers notable benefits over more traditional techniques, like drills, scalpels, and other tools. The team at Inspira Advanced Dentistry lets you know if lasers are a choice for your treatment.

What can laser dentistry do?

Since lasers are adjustable, they can serve many purposes in the dentist’s office. Laser procedures are used to:

  • Perform root canal therapy
  • Treat gum disease
  • Detect cavities
  • Disinfect cavities
  • Remove lesions and tumors
  • Activate bonding material between a tooth and restoration
  • Activate bleaching gel for teeth whitening
  • Etch a tooth’s surface to prepare it for a veneer or crown
  • Treat tooth hypersensitivity

The Inspira Advanced Dentistry team can describe your laser procedure to you in detail before it starts so that you know exactly what to expect and how you can prepare. They also let you know ahead of time of any risks you should consider and can help you compare alternative treatments.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Compared to conventional dentistry, laser dentistry offers considerable benefits for comfort, cost, and convenience. Your dentist helps you decide if laser dentistry is the right choice for your specific case. But they can also tell you more about these notable advantages:

  • Less pain
  • Little or no need for anesthesia
  • Less bleeding
  • Less swelling
  • Faster healing
  • Little or no possibility of structural damage to the tooth
  • Faster recoveries
  • Less chance of post-op bacterial infection

Lasers are highly precise tools and can help view, remove, or regenerate soft or hard tissue in your mouth with very low risks and possible complications. If you have questions about laser dentistry and why it’s an excellent choice for your procedure, the team at Inspira Advanced Dentistry can provide the information you need.

Learn more about laser dentistry and its many advantages by calling Inspira Advanced Dentistry today for a consultation or booking online.

Inspira Advanced Dentistry
office@inspiradentistry.com