Dental patient receiving laser dentistry treatment

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a branch of dentistry that relies on lasers to threat various types of oral conditions such as ulcers, cold sores, overgrown gums, deep subgingival bacteria, and even jaw muscle pain. But what can laser dentistry help with? Learn more about this exciting treatment option.

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Gum Recontouring

Laser dentistry helps remove excess gum tissue or reshape the gum tissue you have to give you a more beautiful smile. Most people need very little anesthesia, and because the procedure doesn’t require sutures of any kind and the laser gently cauterizes the tissues, the recovery process is quick and you don’t have to worry about inflammation. 

Decreased Pain During Procedures

For many oral health procedures, Wilshire Dental turns to laser dentistry. This is because the lasers we use decrease pain and discomfort, allowing us to perform the procedures without having to use local anesthetic. 

Mouth Ulcer Treatment

Using lasers to treat mouth ulcers is another excellent option. Mouth ulcers can cause severe discomfort and can make it difficult for you to speak or eat, but you may hesitate to get treatment because you worry about an invasive procedure. With a laser, this is not a concern.

The laser dries out the ulcer and ablates the nerve endings in the area, helping you heal more rapidly. It also disinfects the ulcer, so there are fewer risks of developing an infection. Most people experience a reduction in pain soon after the first session.

Non-Invasive Treatment for TMJ Pain

TMJ is a frustrating condition that causes pain in your jaw that can radiate down your neck or up into your head. A TMJ treatment option is laser therapy, which helps ease discomfort, pain, and swelling of the jaw and the surrounding muscles. 

This happens via a process called photobiomodulation, which stimulates the regeneration and repair of damaged cells by increasing blood flow to the affected area. Increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients while allowing for the formation of new blood vessels to restore proper function to the affected joints in your jaw. 

Relying on Experts Near Brentwood

Dr. Melanie is a leading expert in all forms of minimally invasive dentistry, including laser dentistry. Whether you have mouth ulcers, TMJ issues, or gum contouring needs, we can help. Contact Wilshire Dental today. 

Location & Hours

Address: 3201 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 110 Santa Monica, CA 90403Phone Number: (310) 829-5181

We are a street-level location on the corner of Wilshire and Franklin, right across the street from Big 5 and Bristol Farms.

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