Lasers have made waves in a wide range of professional fields. No construction site would be complete without a laser level to ensure proper positioning. Patients can now achieve perfect 20/20 vision thanks to laser eye surgeries. At Generations Dental Care, we offer laser dentistry services to provide safe, comfortable treatment for a variety of oral health conditions. Our Concord dental practice offers both hard and soft tissue laser dentistry services. If you would like to find out more, call our team to schedule your appointment today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about laser dentistry services or any of our other advanced dental technologies.
Our Concord dentist and team use the BIOLase Epic X soft tissue laser. We’re able to perform a wide range of procedures using this system, but unlike traditional soft tissue treatments, there is little to no bleeding or discomfort and no need for sutures. In fact, using a soft tissue laser, the treatment site is cauterized during the procedures, which promotes healing and reduces risk for infection. Some of the services available using the BIOLase Epic X system include:
Less commonly used, hard tissue dental lasers allow patients to receive a range of dental treatments with less discomfort. Traditionally, hard tissue would need to be shaped or removed using a drill or metal scraping tools. This can lead to unintentional tooth trauma. When teeth receive traumatic impact, patients can experience tooth sensitivity for a long time following treatment. Additionally, the sounds and sensations of traditional hard tissue treatments are stressful for patients who have dental phobia or anxiety. We use the Waterlase system to perform many of the procedures we would typically need a drill for including:
Our team makes the decision to invest in advanced dental technologies based on whether or not the innovative tool will improve patient care. It’s clear to our team that dental lasers meet that qualification, but some of the benefits of laser dentistry experienced by patients include: