Laser Therapy

The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants & Periodontology

Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS

Periodontist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Laser dentistry is a cutting-edge treatment solution that combines lasers with dental instruments. This provides precise surgical procedures with minimal risk and recovery time. At The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology in Beverly Hills, California, Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS, uses state-of-the-art laser therapy to perform several procedures including treatment for gum disease and peri-implantitis. To find out if laser therapy is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Laser Therapy Q & A

How does laser therapy work?

The fear associated with drills keeps many patients from seeking the care they need. Dental lasers are a cutting-edge solution that provides many of the same functions without the constant grinding and trauma caused by traditional dental drills. 

Dr. Elbaz uses the WaterLase iPlus™, a gentle laser that combines water and laser energy to deliver safe and precise results. The Waterlase laser allows Dr. Elbaz to remove damaged portions of your tooth or treat infected gum tissue without damaging the surrounding structures. 

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

The benefits of laser therapy include:

  • Reduced bleeding
  • Reduced swelling
  • Increased accuracy and precision
  • Reduced trauma
  • Reduced healing time

Most of the discomfort experienced from traditional dental procedures result from heat, vibrations, and pressure emitted from the dental drill. The Waterlase laser is gentle and requires less anesthesia, allowing you to enjoy a virtually pain-free procedure without the numb lips. 

What should I expect from the procedure?

If you experience a periodontal issue like gum disease or peri-implantitis (infection surrounding a dental implant), Dr. Elbaz uses the Waterlase laser instead of cutting saws or drills to remove the affected gum tissue. 

If you experience peri-implantitis, laser therapy can help reduce your bone loss and preserve the life of your implant. 

The precision of the Waterlase laser allows him to remove specific areas of gum tissue without causing trauma or damage to other areas. 

In many cases, patients treated using laser therapy don’t require anesthesia. The effective treatment system allows you to achieve a successful recovery with little time and discomfort. 

In addition to treating gum disease and peri-implantitis, Dr. Elbaz uses laser therapy to perform many procedures, including:

  • Biopsies
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Gum grafts
  • Dental implants exposure
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum tatto removal
  • Canker sore treatment 

Laser therapy is a minimally invasive solution to a wide range of oral health concerns. Dr. Elbaz uses laser therapy to provide individualized treatment based on the needs of each patient. He also uses laser therapy to perform several cosmetic procedures. 

To find out if treatment with the Waterlase laser is right for you, book an appointment at The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology by phone or online today.