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Our laser dentistry in Beverly Hills employs a minimally invasive approach, utilizing laser technology—concentrated light beams—for various procedures; this includes early cavity detection, decay removal, gum reshaping, bacteria elimination, and teeth whitening. The term “laser” stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” a tool that produces focused light energy to modify or remove oral tissue.
Laser dentistry offers precision and efficacy in executing dental tasks, contingent on the power output and exposure time to gum tissue or tooth structure. Impressively, it can target specific regions without harming adjacent tissues. Compared with traditional drills, laser dentistry often emerges as a more agreeable option for numerous procedures involving hard and soft tissues. At our Beverly Hills facility, we aim to make your laser dentistry experience enjoyable and revitalizing for your oral well-being.
A laser dentistry session is quite similar to standard dental procedures, but it stands out in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and comfort. Unlike the sensation from a drill, the laser doesn’t induce discomfort. As with most dental treatments, your mouth will be kept open, allowing the dentist to address your concerns using the laser. Post-procedure, your recovery is typically smoother and quicker than conventional methods, devoid of lingering drowsiness. Laser dentistry results in minimal bleeding compared to scalpel usage, eliminating the concern of open, bleeding wounds and reducing the risk of infections. After your session, you’ll experience minimal, if any, pain.
There are primarily two categories of lasers: hard tissue and soft tissue. Each utilizes a distinct light wavelength tailored to target specific tissues. Hard tissue pertains to teeth, while soft tissue relates to the gums.
Hard tissue lasers are employed for procedures like teeth whitening, addressing tooth sensitivity, cavity detection, dental issue diagnosis, growth adjustments, cavity prevention, eliminating undesired fillings, and managing dentinal hypersensitivity.
The laser’s wavelength, absorbed by hydroxyapatite (the calcium phosphate present in bones) and water, enables it to cut through tooth structures effectively. It precisely incises bone and teeth. This laser is adept at preparing and shaping teeth for composite bonding, mending deteriorated fillings, and removing minor portions of tooth structure. The hard tissue laser is an excellent instrument for dental fillings, tooth preparation, and eradicating bacteria within cavities. It often negates the need for local anesthesia and the traditional dental drill. Additionally, the laser can seal tubules on a tooth’s root, addressing sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Notable hard tissue lasers include the Erbium YAG and Erbium chromium YSGG.
A soft tissue laser operates at a wavelength absorbed by hemoglobin and water, making it efficient for managing soft tissues. The carbon-monoxide laser can eliminate bacteria, stimulate tissue regrowth, extend crowns, reduce harm to nearby tissues, excise tissue more swiftly than fiber optics, and recontour the gums. This laser delves into soft tissue, sealing both blood vessels and nerve endings. As a result, patients often experience no post-treatment pain, and tissues recover more rapidly. Notable soft tissue lasers are the Neodymium YAG (Nd:YAG) and diode lasers.
WaterLase combines laser energy with water in HydroPhotonics, enabling it to execute dental procedures on teeth, gums, and bones more pleasantly than conventional drill-based methods. A product of Biolase, WaterLase employs a water-powered laser beam to modify oral tissue, delivering familiar outcomes. These all-tissue lasers have been recognized for their innovative technology. WaterLase, with its harmonious blend of laser energy and water, offers a less discomforting dental visit experience.
At Dr. Rodney Raanan’s clinic, we employ three primary lasers: the Diode laser, the Epic X laser, and the Lanap laser. Each has distinct wavelengths suitable for treating abscesses, bacteria, herpetic lesions, periodontal issues, TMJ discomfort, ulcers, and teeth whitening. The Diode laser produces a continuous wave, making it ideal for soft tissue tasks like incisions, coagulation, hemostasis, vaporization, and even tooth whitening. The Epic X laser enables quicker treatments, aids in teeth whitening, periodontal care, and alleviates minor pain linked to TMJ or other related disorders. The Lanap laser serves as an excellent substitute for traditional surgery, facilitating gum tissue reattachment, new bone formation, and periodontal regeneration.
Our dentists will address all your queries and apprehensions during your initial consultation for laser dentistry at Dr. Rodney Raanan’s practice in Beverly Hills.
Your consultation will involve a personalized session with Dr. Rodney. In this meeting, the doctor will attentively listen to your objectives and worries and meticulously examine your smile. With this insight, a tailored treatment plan will be devised specifically for you. Our comprehensive consultation approach guarantees a treatment uniquely crafted to your needs.