Laser Dentistry - Aliso Viejo, CA
Since its debut in 1960, laser technology has been used in the medical field to perform a variety of specialties and procedures that ensure a high level of care for patients. In dentistry, lasers are used to treat periodontal disease
, aid in filling preparation, and also in performing bone recontouring procedures, among various other treatments.
What is Laser?
Laser is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation” and works by emitting a single beam of light to the target area.
Medical laser devices are designed with several components that work together to emit light energy. They are comprised of a source of electricity, mirrors to direct the beam of light, and a semiconductor that emits wavelengths of light. Lasers operate on fiber optic technology.
Lasers in Dentistry
Lasers have been used in the field of dentistry for more than 20 years and fall into the following categories:
• Disease diagnosis
• Soft tissue surgery - any procedure related to the lips, tongue, and gums
• Hard tissue surgery - procedures related to the bone, enamel, and dentin
Lasers and Gum Disease
If you have moderate to advanced gum disease, you may need laser dentistry
to restore your oral health. Dr. Cho offers the LANAP® protocol in her practice, a procedure that has proven to be very effective for eradicating bacteria and infected gum tissue. LANAP® treatment can eliminate 90 percent of the infection in the mouth after a single treatment and does not involve cutting or suturing of the gum tissue.
Lasers allow us to treat oral conditions far more comfortably and conservatively for our patients. To learn more information about laser dental treatments for gum disease, schedule an appointment
with Dr. Cho in Aliso Viejo, CA today!