Laser therapy for dental deep cleaning in Petaluma, CA
Lasers and advanced dental technologies allow dentists to perform intricate procedures with less patient discomfort or downtime. Located in Petaluma, CA, Dr. Jurina Smida of Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County is a holistic dentist who stays up-to-date on quality dental procedures including laser therapy for deep dental cleaning.
A laser uses light energy versus metal instruments and drills.
Lasers use intense light to target and address problems. The energy focuses on problem areas removing bacteria and cleansing the area. It can cut tissue and also cure or strengthen a filling. Benefits of laser therapy include:
- Lasers are precise and controlled making them safer and faster than traditional dental instruments.
- It can be performed without the use of general anesthesia.
- Patients note less discomfort and downtime with laser procedures. The laser treats and seals the area at one time reducing the time needed to heal.
Dental cleanings and gum disease
Dr. Smida is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). Her focus on patient health and safety extends to the procedures used and educating patients on proper dental care. Teeth cleanings are an important part of routine dental care. Our office avoids dangerous materials such as fluoride and mercury while using technologically advanced equipment and materials such as lasers.
The laser gently cleans the teeth killing bacteria while leaving the soft tissue intact and undamaged. For the 85% of adults with gum disease, laser dentistry with a deep cleaning of the teeth may be one of the first recommendations. Bacteria is removed on the teeth. Built up plaque is removed below the gumline and around the root. Rough spots are smoothed out to prevent future bacteria from collecting. Maintaining good oral hygiene following the procedure helps avoid future inflammation.
For more information on laser dentistry, contact Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County to schedule your appointment. A healthy smile is a reflection of your overall well being. (707) 781-8550
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