Laser Dentistry Specialist

Fillmore Dental Spa

Dentists & Dental Sleep Medicine located in The Marina, San Francisco, CA

The best results come from using the most state-of-the-art tools, which is why Cecilia Santos-Berkowitz offers laser dentistry for her patients at Fillmore Dental Spa in the heart of San Francisco’s Marina District in California. To learn more about how laser dentistry can improve your dental experience, and leave you with a healthier mouth, schedule a consultation with Fillmore Dental Spa by calling the office or booking online today.

Laser Dentistry Q&A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of laser tools for dental procedures. A laser is an instrument that produces light energy in a precise and highly focused beam. Your dentist can use a laser instead of drills or other dental tools to perform a variety of procedures involving both the soft and hard tissues of your mouth, like your gums or your teeth. 

Fillmore Dental Spa uses the SOL® diode laser for its laser dentistry procedures, helping to improve their patients’ dental experiences and the outcomes of their treatment.

Why should I get laser dentistry?

As a state-of-the-art tool, dental lasers have many advantages. For example, dental lasers cauterize as they work, which means that you’ll bleed less during and after your procedure, and you’ll be less likely to need stitches to heal properly.

Lasers sterilize your tissue as they cut it, which means that you’re less likely to develop a bacterial infection after your treatment. They’re also more precise than other dental tools, so there’s less of a chance of causing damage to surrounding tissues.

Because of these qualities, performing your procedure with a laser tool usually helps to make surgical wounds heal faster. This means that your recovery will be more comfortable, and you’ll experience less downtime.

What dental services can utilize a laser?

Laser tools are suitable for a wide variety of dental procedures, including:

  • Cold sores
  • Canker sores
  • Reshaping a gummy smile
  • Cavity detection
  • Treating tooth sensitivity
  • Crown lengthening
  • Frenectomy

If you’re interested in learning more about how your dentist can incorporate lasers into your dental care, speak with the team of experts at Fillmore Dental Spa today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is not only safe, but it’s also highly effective. The Food and Drug Administration has approved lasers for use in treating several different dental conditions, and clinical dental practices have been commercially using lasers since 1989.

To learn more about how laser dentistry can improve your dental experience, schedule a visit with Fillmore Dental Spa today by calling the office, or booking an appointment online.