Utilizing LightWalker lasers for incredible results!
One of the first offices in the bay area to incorporate lasers into our dental practice laser dentistry is one of dentistry's latest advances. This leading edge technology is just one more way that we make your visits more comfortable while increasing the level of care we provide.
LightWalker lasers are one of the lasers Dr. Lieberman uses for most comprehensive clinical procedures. With the availability of both tipped and tipless handpieces, your clinical options are endless and are most commonly used in these procedures:
- Create microscopic fillings
- Remove tooth decay
- Reshape gums
- Remove older metal fillings
- Reshape teeth
- Desensitizing teeth
- Remove lesions
- Treating gum disease
- Sterilize infected root canals
- Whiten teeth
What is a laser?
The dental lasers we use deliver energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a target. These targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others.
Is a dental laser different from a drill?
Dental lasers are preferred over drills for a variety of reasons. A dental laser is more efficient and faster than a drill. The patient experiences less discomfort, bacteria levels are reduced, less damage of healthy tissue occurs and often times, no anesthesia is required. Laser dental procedures are safer than a drill and typically result in decreased healing time.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Laser dentistry is very safe. When operating within the appropriate guidelines, trained dentists perform procedures that are as safe or safer than other forms of dental treatment. Dental lasers are approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). With the correct training and proper eye protection, laser dentistry is very safe.
What are the benefits of using the laser?
- They are much quieter than a dental drill, with no whining or vibration.
- They are very precise, so there is minimal impact on oral tissues.
- They are gentle and generally painless and often require little or no anesthesia.
- They can minimize bleeding and swelling and speed healing time.
- They reduce the risk of infection by decontaminating the affected areas.
This leading edge technology is just one more way that we're making your visits more comfortable while increasing the level of care we provide.