Laser Dentistry Santa Monica, CA

Laser Dentistry An Overview

Laser dentistry is changing the way dentists perform many dental procedures. Laser therapy offers a range of advantages over traditional surgeries. Less invasive and highly effective, laser dentistry provides a more comfortable dental experience for the patient.

Periodontist Dr. Dall’Olmo’s dental practice is founded on preserving and improving the health of the gums. Gum health is imperative to maintaining the function and health of the entire smile. Gums play an active and integral role in stabilizing and protecting the teeth and overall bite.

Gums also play an important role in the aesthetics of a smile. Gummy or receding gum lines are a primary cosmetic concern of many patients. These cosmetic concerns can also develop into complex oral health concerns if left untreated, resulting in tooth loss or advanced gum disease.

Laser dentistry offers a noninvasive treatment option that can both treat the effects of periodontal disease as well restore the aesthetic balance to the smile.

Laser Dentistry: The Benefits

Laser dentistry is an effective treatment option for periodontal disease and other cosmetic dental concerns. Laser therapy offers patients a wide range of benefits:

  • Reduces post-treatment downtime
  • Reduces chances of infection
  • Promotes natural tissue regeneration
  • Eliminates sutures
  • Less painful
  • Less bleeding
  • Less sensitivity & swelling

Eliminating the need for cutting,  drilling, and sutures, laser dentistry can help patients who suffer from dental anxiety overcome their fear.

... My recent gum graft surgery... 2 surgeries actually. The first was so great, I came in for another ;) jk. All jokes aside, the doctor and his staff are competent, professional, patient and accommodating. This all makes for a…Jose B.
Absolutely incredible oral surgeon. Highly recommend. I went to so many places before finally choosing this office, and had the hardest time with all the other doctors. Then I met him, and he put me and my worries at ease.…Diana P.
Dr Fabrizio D has such a great sense of humor that you forget your having a major surgery if he's your Doctor... So u end up not knowing what happens through the process of your treatment. :) He's the best…Maggie J.

Laser Dentistry What to Expect

Laser dentistry provides a comfortable treatment option with less swelling, bleeding, and overall discomfort.  Laser therapy can treat periodontal disease, removing harmful disease-causing bacteria and promoting natural tissue regeneration.

  • Receding Gum Lines: Receding gum lines are not just aesthetically displeasing but present a real threat to the integrity of the smile. Receding gum lines can lead to severe tooth sensitivity, exposed roots, and even tooth loss. Laser dentistry treatment can move the gum line down the tooth.
  • Gummy Smiles: Laser dentistry can also be used to recontour a natural gum line for patients with gummy smiles. The laser treatment can push the gum line further up the tooth restoring balance.
  • Gum Disease: Gum disease can be managed using laser therapy. The laser is used to clean out disease-causing bacteria from the deep pockets of the gums. Less invasive than traditional gum surgery, laser therapy promotes natural healing and minimizes post-treatment downtime.

Dr. Dall’Olmo provides additional dental services at his office in Santa Monica, California.

Laser Dentistry FAQs

Does laser dentistry hurt?

Laser dentistry can be less painful than traditional dental procedures. The laser energy is focused and precise, which can help minimize discomfort. Laser dentistry is not completely painless. You might experience some level of discomfort, but it will be far less painful than traditional methods. You will probably not need to be put on anesthesia.

What are the benefits of lasers in dentistry?

Lasers provide many benefits over traditional dental tools. Dentists use lasers to remove decay, prepare teeth for fillings, and perform other procedures. Lasers also help to reduce the number of time patients spend in the dental chair and the amount of anesthesia needed. They are precise and accurate, which results in less damage to the surrounding tissue. Lasers also generate less heat, so they are less likely to cause discomfort or pain.

Why do dentists use lasers?

There are many reasons why dentists use lasers. One reason is that lasers can help to remove tooth decay and bacteria from teeth. Lasers can also be used to help seal cavities and to help reduce the need for anesthesia. Dentists use lasers to remove plaque and tartar from teeth.

Does laser treatment damage teeth?

No. Laser treatment does not damage teeth. It is a very effective way to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. In fact, laser treatment is an effective way to improve the appearance of teeth by removing blemishes and whitening teeth.

How long does it take gums to heal after laser dentistry?

The length of time it takes for gums to heal after laser dentistry can vary depending on the individual. However, with laser treatment, patients can expect to heal faster than with traditional gum surgery. It can take anywhere from 2 to 5 weeks. Deep pockets can take months to heal. It is important to follow your dentist’s recovery instructions.

Does insurance cover laser dentistry?

Insurance covers many laser dentistry treatments. However, insurance may only partially cover it. This is similar to general dental procedures such as oral surgeries, cavity fillings, and wisdom tooth extractions. Laser dentistry for cosmetic dentistry procedures is not covered by dental insurance.

Dr. Fabrizio Dall'Olmo

Why choose Dr. Fabrizio Dall'Olmo and Associates?

Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo is a leading Santa Monica CA dentist for the preservation of the your natural smile through Bio-Emulative dentistry. Founded in the biologic concepts associated with both periodontics and implants dentistry, Bio-Emulative dental care focuses on the long term maintenance of your natural oral structure, from the integrity of the teeth to healthy gum tissue.

We welcome patients and families seeking personalized, comprehensive oral health care that is based on respect, communication and education about how to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. We also welcome patients that need other dental services that we offer.