San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What is a laser’s role in dentistry?

While lasers can mean a significant reduction in pain associated with dental visits and in healing time, only five percent of dentists currently utilize lasers in their practice.
I find that lasers contribute greatly to my patients’ ease and safety levels for the following key reasons:

• Sutures (stitches) are often not required.
• Local injections for pain may not be needed for some laser work.
• The laser’s light beam assists in clotting blood, so bleeding is kept to a minimum.
• The beam sterilizes the area in which I work, lowering the risk of infection.
• Because lasers cause less tissue damage, healing time is reduced.

Lasers’ many dental applications include:

• Removal of benign tumors
• Early cavity detection
• Re-contouring gum and bone to provide a stronger base for tooth restoration procedures
• Reducing the need for drilling and local anesthesia during dental filling placement
• Accelerating the tooth-whitening process

If you or a loved one is considering laser dentistry, I would be pleased to discuss alternatives with you. If you live in the San Ramon, California area, call 925-837-4486 to make an appointment with Dr. Sean Anderson today.

posted by Evan Langsted at 2:41 PM

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Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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