What Is Laser Dentistry?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable San Diego Tooth Whitening The word ‘LASER’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every California industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.

Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced San Diego cosmetic dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow San Diego cosmetic dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.

How do lasers benefit our dental patients?

  • Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
  • Shorter healing time
  • Decreased chance of infection
  • Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary

San Diego dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.

If you are interested in any of these procedures, call Marcos Ortega DDS at 619-717-8459. Dentist Dr. Marcos Ortega has been providing unsurpassed general and cosmetic dentistry since 1986.

The latest dental technology is useless without the skill and experience necessary to deliver the best possible outcomes. Let us show you some photos of the results we routinely achieve at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego.  We also offer emergency dental care for those in the Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, and San Diego areas.

-Achieving Health and Beauty with Modern Dentistry