Laser Dentistry

K. Douglas Barker, D.M.D. -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Newport Center Smile Design

K. Douglas Barker, D.M.D.

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

Using modern technology for your dental procedures can help improve your experience and offer better results. At Newport Center Smile Design in Newport Beach, California, K. Douglas Barker, DMD, is dedicated to providing his patients with the most technologically advanced tools available, which is why he offers laser dentistry. To learn more about how laser dentistry can enhance your dental experience, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Laser Dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of laser tools in administering your dental procedures. Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light energy, and they represent a great technological leap forward compared to traditional metal tools.

Dr. Barker believes in using the most state-of-the-art tools in his practice at Newport Center Smile Design and provides treatments using a diode soft tissue laser from Hoya/ConBio® DioDent™. 

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

Dr. Barker uses laser dental tools at Newport Center Smile Design to improve the efficacy of your procedure and enhance your dental experience. Some advantages of laser dentistry include:

Less bleeding

Laser tools cauterize your tissue as they cut, meaning that you’ll experience less bleeding during and after your procedure.

Lower risk of infection

Lasers also sterilize your tissue as they work, which means that you’ll have a reduced likelihood of developing an infection after your treatment.

Reduced discomfort

Dr. Barker can be more accurate when he performs your treatment with laser tools, so you won’t experience as much discomfort.

Quicker recovery

Because of the increased accuracy and diminished bleeding, there’s less of a need for stitches when you have your procedure performed with a laser. This means that your recovery period is significantly reduced.

What are some services that utilize laser dentistry?

One of the laser dentistry procedures offered at Newport Center Smile Design is laser gum surgery.

Laser gum surgery is a treatment for gum disease, which is a bacterial infection of your gum tissue that develops due to plaque and tartar buildup. Gum disease causes your gums to recede, creating pockets between your teeth and gums, and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

The goal of laser gum surgery is to reduce the size of these pockets and remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Dr. Barker begins by using a soft tissue laser to eliminate your diseased gum tissue. Then, he uses traditional dental tools to scrape the plaque and tartar buildup from your tooth surfaces.

To learn more about how laser dentistry can improve your dental experience, schedule a visit by calling Newport Center Smile Design or booking an appointment online.