At Marin Periodontics Dental Group, we recognize that a visit to the dentist or periodontist in Larkspur, CA, causes anxiety for some of our patients, particularly those who have had a bad experience. Because of that, we do all we can to make every appointment and procedure a positive one with a comfortable atmosphere and improved technology like laser dentistry.  

 What Laser Services Do We Offer?  
Laser technology is used in many aspects of dentistry, but particularly in treating gum disease. Because dental lasers are so minimally invasive, the treatment boasts reduced risks, increased comfort, better results and faster recovery time than traditional treatment for gum disease.   As technology improves and changes the lives of every American, Dr. Ahn is proud to offer the Biolase WaterLase iPlus laser to his patients to treat symptoms such as bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, inflammation, bad breath and missing teeth that are often caused by gum disease. The benefit of this procedure is that the diseased tissue can be treated without much harm to the remaining healthy tissue. The process also promotes the regeneration process and tissue healing.  

 Why Is Laser Dentistry Better?  

 Our elderly patients not only deal with anxiety during certain procedures, they also face poor oral health conditions, bone loss and weakened gum tissue. Laser dentistry can be used to make treatment much easier and less invasive for patients that are already more vulnerable to pain, infection and discomfort.   Laser procedures do not require stitches or incisions and most are done without anesthesia. Because the laser aids in clotting the blood vessels, there is decreased risk of excessive blood loss and minimal risk of bacterial infections because the laser helps to sterilize the area. Wounds heal much faster and the damage to surrounding tissue is minimal.   If you want to learn more about the types of laser technology we use in our office, we encourage you to contact us today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahn to determine how laser dentistry can improve your oral health.