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Are dental lasers better than dental drills?

Q:Are dental lasers better than dental drills? A:Not in most situations. Although dental laser can be used to remove decay often without any injections. Old fillings and crowns are removed with lasers. Drills are still needed in most situations.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego . . . Read more

Are dental lasers painful?

Q:Are dental lasers painful? A:No. Dental lasers usually are painless for mild treatments and actually help reduce post-operative pain. Moderate to severe dental treatments require the patient to have injections to numb the area of surgery.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over . . . Read more

Are dental lasers beneficial for fixing cavities?

Q:Are dental lasers beneficial for fixing cavities? A:Prior to laser dentistry, a drill would always be required to prepare the tooth for a filling. Lasers can often eliminate the need for using a drill and even anesthesia. However, if a tooth already has a filling some drilling may be needed . . . Read more

What are some of the benefits of lasers used in dentistry?

Q:What are some of the benefits of lasers used in dentistry? A:Faster healing and tissue regeneration. Preservation of more of the natural tooth. Reduced bleeding during and after treatment. Reduced need for anesthesia. Reduced need for stitches and sutures. Reduced risk of bacterial infections after procedures.   Dr. Maksim has . . . Read more