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Laser Dentistry

Pacific Palisades Laser Dentistry – Dr. Kamins, Dentist in West Los Angeles

Pacific Palisades Dentistry utilizes cutting edge technology such as laser dentistry to complete treatments. Dr. Kamins has been using laser dentistry in his office since 1992 and currently has 5 dental laser machines. Laser dentistry is a promising modality of treatment as it reduces the need for anesthesia and often shortens the time it takes for procedure sites to heal. Dr. Kamins uses laser technology for a number of procedures including:

    • Gingivectomy – This procedure is needed when the gums have pulled away from the tooth creating deep pockets making it difficult to clear away plaque and infection. During a gingivectomy, Dr. Kamins uses lasers to eliminating loose and/or diseased gums and then typically reshapes the gums around the tooth.

     • Tooth Preparation and Tooth & Gum Restoration (cleaning out tooth and gum decay) – Dental lasers can often replace drills for getting rid of gum and tooth decay and sterilize the area to prepare it for further treatment. Patients often prefer this over a loud and cumbersome drill.

    • Minor Oral Surgery – The precise dental lasers can be used for oral biopsies, to drain an abscess, and remove lesions.

    • Laser Teeth Whitening - This is when a laser light is used to activate whitening serum (typically Hydrogen Peroxide based) to whiten teeth such as Zoom Teeth Whitening.

Please contact us with questions about Pacific Palisades laser dentistry or schedule your appointment online.