Laser Cleaning and Scaling Explained

Laser dental cleaning and scaling involves the use of specialized dental lasers to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and beneath the gumline. This modern technique is an adjunct to traditional scaling and root planing, offering a less invasive option that can result in less discomfort and quicker recovery times.

  • Precision Cleaning: Lasers can target and remove deposits with minimal impact on surrounding tissues.
  • Reduced Discomfort: Many patients experience less sensitivity during and after laser treatments compared to traditional methods.
  • Improved Gum Health: Lasers can help reduce bacterial levels and promote the reattachment of gums to the tooth surface, which is beneficial in treating periodontal disease.
  • Less Bleeding and Swelling: The use of lasers can lead to less bleeding and swelling due to their ability to coagulate blood vessels and promote healing.
  • Faster Recovery: With less trauma to the gums, patients often enjoy a faster return to normal activities and oral hygiene practices.
  • Assessment: A thorough examination to determine the extent of plaque and tartar buildup and to tailor the laser settings for each patient.
  • Cleaning: The laser is used to gently remove deposits without the need for scraping.
  • Scaling: For patients with periodontal disease, the laser is used to clean the deep periodontal pockets and aid in the healing process.
  • Final Evaluation: To ensure the cleaning was effective and to provide guidance on maintaining oral hygiene post-procedure.

Who Can Benefit from Laser Dental Hygiene?

Laser dental cleaning and scaling is suitable for a wide range of patients, especially those with:

  • Sensitivity to traditional cleaning methods.
  • Moderate to severe gum disease.
  • A preference for more advanced and comfortable dental treatments.

Laser dental cleaning and scaling represent a leap forward in dental care, offering a highly effective, comfortable, and patient-friendly option for maintaining optimal oral hygiene. At Bay Area Implant And Denture, we’re proud to offer this cutting-edge service to our patients, ensuring they receive the best care possible with the latest advancements in dental technology.



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