What is a dental laser?

A dental laser is a laser that is specially designed to be used in dental procedures. A laser works by focusing an intense beam of light. This allows our skilled dentist to perform several types of dental treatment in less time and with less discomfort for our patients.

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy, or laser dentistry, is dental treatment performed with the aid of a dental laser. We are pleased to provide laser therapy in Carlsbad, California, to ensure that you always receive high-quality, comfortable dentistry at our office. Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann may recommend laser therapy to aid in:

  • Speeding up the teeth whitening process
  • Treating gum disease
  • Contouring and reshaping the gum line
  • Hardening (curing) a dental filling
  • Treating canker sores and cold sores

Laser therapy holds many benefits. Because lasers are very accurate, they allow us to treat the damaged area without affecting nearby healthy tissues. Dental lasers also result in a very comfortable experience; in many cases, we do not need to use local anesthetic during laser therapy. Laser therapy also allows us to complete treatment in less time, minimize bleeding, and decrease the risk of infection following treatment. For more information on laser therapy and how we use dental lasers at our office, we invite you to contact us today.