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Laser Dentistry

Jaclyn Martinez, DDS

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Today’s dental technology is better than ever before, improving oral health for people of all ages. With laser technology, dental treatments are more precise and powerful, with less downtime and recovery. At her practice in San Jose, California, Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, is proud to offer the best in laser dentistry to improve the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry by requesting an appointment online or over the phone today.

Laser Dentistry Q&A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses laser technology to treat a variety of conditions. In many cases, laser dentistry offers less pain and shorter recovery times than traditional dentistry methods involving drills and other dental tools.

Lasers use highly focused light energy to change soft and hard tissues in the body. Long used for cosmetic procedures to improve the skin’s appearance, laser technology has benefits in dentistry as well.

Dr. Martinez is proud to bring the latest in laser dentistry to her practice. She offers Deka CO2 lasers to replace scalpel procedures for soft tissue treatments. Low-level laser therapy reduces pain associated with many procedures and speeds healing.

What can laser dentistry treat?

Dr. Martinez offers laser dentistry as an alternative to many traditional dental procedures. Laser dentistry can be used for procedures including:

  • Dental fillings
  • Cavity detection
  • Treating tooth sensitivity
  • Reshaping gum tissue
  • Removing soft tissue folds

Lasers can reshape soft tissue and gums, removing bacteria to fight gum disease and improve overall oral health. If you have a cavity, lasers can remove decay and prepare the tooth for a filling.

When dental lasers are used, the need for scalpels and drills can be reduced. Laser treatment for tooth sensitivity involves sealing off nerve endings in the tooth’s root to eliminate pain when you eat or drink foods that are hot and cold. Cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening can also be enhanced with the help of laser technology.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is less invasive than more traditional methods. With laser dentistry, patients experience increased comfort during treatment and less downtime after leaving the office.

Deka CO2 laser and other light therapy treatments accelerate both soft and hard tissue healing inside the mouth. Treatment times are reduced, and incisions are smaller and more precise. 

Less pain and more rapid recovery with laser dentistry can improve overall outcomes. If you suffered temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction or other trauma affecting muscle and bone in the jaw, laser therapy could reduce swelling and inflammation, promoting a faster recovery.

To learn more about the latest in laser dentistry at Dr. Martinez’s office, call the practice or request an appointment online today.