How does laser dentistry work?

Dental Lasers emit quick pulses of light energy to a treatment area. Various wavelengths of light are used depending on the type of tissue being treated.

What types of lasers does Dr. Tamura have?

Marina Del Rey Laser Dentist Dr. Scott Tamura has three types of lasers in his dental office:

DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection
Waterlase MD – YSGG hard and soft tissue laser
EZlase Diode Laser

  • How does Dr. Tamura use different types of lasers?

    (1) DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection

    DIAGNOdent laser technology offered at Dr. Tamura's office

    DIAGNOdent laser technology offered at Dr. Tamura’s office

    The DIAGNOdent is a 620 nm laser that allows Dr. Tamura to detect tooth decay earlier, so we can preserve more of your natural tooth structure and prevent tooth pain, sensitivity and other more severe dental problems that accompany cavities. Detecting cavities earlier also minimizes the aesthetic impact of decay and the expense of more complicated treatment, helping you to better care for your smile.

    To schedule an appointment to painlessly check for cavities in your mouth using this High Tech Laser click HERE.

    (2) Waterlase MD

    If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, you need to ask Dr. Tamura if having your dentistry done using the Waterlase MD is right for you. Not all types of dental problems can be treated using the Waterlase MD, but for those types of treatments that can be performed using this high tech laser you can expect less pain, less cost and faster treatment times.

    Waterlase technology at Dr. Tamura's office

    Waterlase technology at Dr. Tamura’s office

    Laser dentistry using the Waterlase MD can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental procedures rests in Dr. Tamura’s ability to control power output and the duration of exposure of laser energy to the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus, without damaging surrounding tissues.

    (3) EZlase Diode Laser

    The EZlase Diode Laser is used to treat Periodontal (gum) Disease, Cancer Sores, and to Sculpt your Gums to improve the appearance of your smile. Because it has multiple settings, it can be used during your routine periodontal maintenance visits (cleanings) to disinfect your mouth below the gumline where your toothbrush can not clean. It can also be used at a very low and safe power

    EZLase technology for fast and efficient treatments

    EZLase technology for fast and efficient treatments

    settting that allows us to remove diseased tissues during Deep Scaling, leaving healthy tissue alone. Our Hygienist can use the EZlase Diode laser during deep scaling to kill the bacteria below the gumline that cause Periodontal disease while Biostimulating your gum tissues so that they heal faster with less pain.

    To schedule an appointment to experience Laser Dentistry while you get your teeth cleaned, click HERE.

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