All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach is a modern dental office, equipped to provide for cosmetic and general dentistry needs with proficiency and convenience. One of the technologies we use is a SOL soft tissue diode laser. With this instrument, we’re able to treat gum disease with less risk to the patient and a shorter recovery time.
Dental drills are necessary for procedures involving modifications to artificial hard tissues, and we ensure that our patients are relaxed and properly numbed when we repair their crowns. But many people have an aversion to a drill’s sound and vibrations, which is why they feel more at ease with laser dentistry for soft tissues. Additionally, the laser seals blood vessels, resulting in far less bleeding than metal scalpels. This often means that patients don’t require as many sutures and that their gums heal faster, allowing them to resume eating normally or to move on to the next stage of their treatment. Patients may also require less anesthesia, allowing them to regain feeling in their mouths sooner after leaving our office.
Soft tissue lasers can be used to remove infected gum material and to reshape the gum line in preparation for dentures or cosmetic treatment. Patients will need to follow their post-operation instructions, but they will be at less risk for infection than they would be with more sutures. If a patient is still nervous about their dental appointment, we can discuss sedation options with them, ensuring they’ll be comfortable while they receive vital care.
Drs. Julie and Joseph Boulos operate All Coast Dental at 2180 Garnet Ave, Suite 1-K, Pacific Beach, California, 92109. To schedule an appointment, call 858-270-4904 or visit All Coast Dental and fill out a contact sheet.