Laser Dentistry Specialist

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Newport Beach Dentistry

Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

Laser dentistry is one of many technologically advanced treatments available at Newport Beach Dentistry. This powerful approach has helped enhance the dental health of many men and women in and around Newport Beach, California. Few dentists have the skill and training needed to incorporate laser dentistry into their practice, but Ryan Foroutan, DDS, and the experienced team have developed a reputation for excellence in this impressive treatment approach. Book an appointment online or by phone today to learn more.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Lasers act to deliver energy using concentrated beams of light. That energy has the power to vaporize tissue in a precise manner, leaving surrounding tissues untouched. That combination of efficiency and precision makes lasers an impressive tool in modern dentistry.

There are multiple benefits to using lasers to perform certain dental procedures. Those advantages include:

  • Ability to preserve healthy tissue
  • Minimal swelling and bleeding
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced need for anesthesia

Laser dentistry cannot replace all of the techniques used in traditional dental services. However, when used as an accompaniment to time-honored dental tools and techniques, laser dentistry can improve outcomes in many cases.

What issues can be treated using laser dentistry?

The team at Newport Beach Dentistry uses laser dentistry to enhance numerous soft tissue treatments. A few of those applications include:

  • Treatment of canker sores and cold sores
  • Removal of bacteria and infection
  • Gum reshaping
  • Treatment of gum disease
  • Removal of benign oral tumors

During your dental exam, Dr. Foroutan will discuss whether your treatment can be completed using a dental laser.

What is gingival hyperplasia?

Gingival hyperplasia occurs when you have an overgrowth of gum tissue on or around your teeth. Left untreated, the condition can increase your risk of gum disease and can even alter the alignment of your teeth.

Overgrown gum tissue is often caused by poor oral hygiene, although certain medications can also cause the condition.

When caught in the early stages, improving your daily brushing and flossing habits can control and reduce gingival hyperplasia. In later stages, however, more involved treatment is needed.

Laser excision is a great treatment option for gingival hyperplasia. Dr. Foroutan uses the laser to precisely remove excess gum tissue and reshape your gum line.

The process is painless and takes very little time. Once the excess gum tissue is gone, Dr. Foroutan carefully removes any plaque buildup that was under your gums.

If you’d like to learn more about this and other laser dentistry treatments, schedule a dental exam at Newport Beach Dentistry today. You can book online or over the phone, so make today the day you place your dental health as your top priority.