Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry has revolutionized the treatment of moderate to severe gum disease and other oral health issues. As a leading dental practice in Valencia, California, and the greater Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry uses the Biolase iLase® laser system to help patients enjoy optimal oral health. The iLase system uses precise beams of laser energy to treat gum disease, reaching the deep root pockets without the need for incisions, so you enjoy a faster, more comfortable recovery. As a leading dental practice in Valencia, California, and the greater Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry uses the Biolase iLase® laser system to help patients enjoy optimal oral health. The iLase system uses precise beams of laser energy to treat gum disease, reaching the deep root pockets without the need for incisions, so you enjoy a faster, more comfortable recovery.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

Dental lasers are used to treat an array of issues, especially issues that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Laser systems emit highly focused beams of laser energy for extreme precision during treatment. The energy beams are very, very thin and compact, making them ideal for procedures and treatments that require a high degree of precision.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes. The team at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry uses the advanced iLase® laser system by Biolase. The iLase system offers the highest degree of precision, enabling the dentists to adjust the laser settings for optimal treatment that’s tailored specifically to your needs. Plus, because the targeted heat of the laser “seals” gum tissues, there’s less bleeding, less tissue damage, and less risk of infection compared to traditional gum treatment and deep-cleaning techniques that sometimes require incisions into the gums.

How are lasers used in dentistry?

Lasers have several applications in dentistry, including:

  • Gum disease treatment, especially in moderate to severe disease
  • Incisions for oral surgery
  • Gum recontouring for improved smile aesthetics
  • Crown lengthening
  • Treatment of sores or ulcers

How are lasers used to treat gum disease and prevent tooth loss?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria that cling to the tooth surfaces. As the bacteria multiply, they release toxins that cause the gums to pull away from the tooth surfaces. This creates spaces or pockets that enable the bacteria to travel to the lower portions of the teeth and into the root pockets. Over time as the infection continues, your teeth can become loose and eventually fall out. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States.

In laser treatment, the precise laser energy can be delivered to the root pockets to remove bacteria that causes gum disease without the need for incisions. That means you can expect a much faster recovery with far less postop discomfort and bleeding. When applied to the tooth pockets, the laser energy destroys the disease-causing bacteria while preserving the healthy surrounding tissue and preventing tooth loss.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Delta Dental
Guardian
Health Net
MetLife
UnitedHealthcare
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Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry
27450 Tourney Road, Suite #250
Santa Clarita Valley

Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 661-279-6826
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