When you visit Sierra Oaks Dental, you should enjoy a comfortable visit that effectively meets the needs of your smile. Our dentists and team use Biolase® laser dentistry in Sacramento, California, to help solve many smile problems. Biolase combines water and the energy from a dental laser to remove tooth decay. It is very precise and has a minimal impact, and you may not even require anesthetic during your appointment. Using a dental laser also reduces the risk of infection. To enjoy the comfort of a Biolase treatment, call (916) 481-2000 today for your appointment with Dr. Peter Kim, Dr. William Altig or Dr. Hannah Fox.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry refers to dental treatments that are completed with the use of lasers. Lasers can allow for enhanced comfort, speed and accuracy in many dental procedures, and they can be customized to fit your needs and sensitivities. In our dedication to providing you with excellent dental care, our dentists and team members have strong education and training using lasers safely and efficiently in dental treatments.

Why Opt for Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is becoming more and more common in advanced, modern dentistry. Lasers can be used in many dental treatments for enhanced comfort and treatment outcome. We may recommend that you receive laser dentistry so that we can:

  • Remove bacteria and infected tissue to treat gum disease
  • Treat cold and canker sores
  • Recontour the gumline

Your comfort and treatment outcome are important to us. Laser dentistry allows us to meet your needs with improved efficiency.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry has many benefits. A dental laser allows for improved comfort, and an anesthetic may not always be needed for a treatment performed with a laser. Treatment time and healing time are also shortened, so you can feel better sooner. The risk of infection is lower with lasers, so complications following a procedure are uncommon. During a procedure done with a laser, bleeding is at a minimum because the incisions are tiny and more precise, allowing us to focus on the smallest area possible without harming nearby healthy tissues.

Process of Receiving Laser Dentistry

We will begin by evaluating your need for treatment and whether laser dentistry would be a good option for you. We will apply any anesthetic if any is needed and keep your eyes and other parts of your face and mouth protected during the procedure. The actual use of the laser is usually very quick. After the treatment is finished, we will give any aftercare instructions to ensure that you heal optimally.

Cost of Laser Dentistry

The cost of laser dentistry will depend on the size of the area being treated and other individual factors. We will go over the cost with you so that you can be fully informed when deciding to receive treatment using laser dentistry.

If you would like to learn more about the advantages of laser dentistry and how it can improve your dental care, please call to schedule with us today!