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Are Dental Lasers Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted initial marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery in 1991. Since then, lasers have become an integral part of many common dental procedures.

Dental laser usage generally falls into one of the following three categories:

  • Disease Diagnosis 
  • Soft Tissue Procedures – Used in treatments related to lips, gums, or the tongue 
  • Hard Tissue Procedures – Used in treatments related to bone, dentin, or enamel
A History of Laser Dentistry in Newport Beach, CA
Ever since the early 1960’s, laser technology has become an essential part of many daily activities. Everything from scanning groceries to playing CDs relies on lasers. Today’s dental professionals have even learned to use the technology to perform a variety of procedures including treating periodontal disease. Here is a brief history of laser dentistry in Newport Beach, CA for patients of Dr. Coury Staadecker. 

How Lasers Work

While natural sunlight is made up of an entire color spectrum, laser light is composed of just a single beam of light. This can be seen when shining light through a prism. Natural light will separate into different colors while laser light remains only a single color.
For a medical laser device to function, four separate components are needed. These are:
An electrical source
This provides energy to generate the laser
A system of mirrors
To help guide the laser beam
A semiconductor
To emit specific wavelengths of light when stimulated
Fiber optics
To transport the energy

By using these components to produce and manipulate light, medical and dental laser devices can be used effectively in different surgical procedures.

Laser Dentistry

In 1991, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery. Since then, laser usage has become commonplace in many different areas, including:

Disease diagnosis

  • Soft tissue surgery (such as periodontal disease treatment)
  • Hard tissue surgery (such as bone recontouring)

As technology continues to develop, laser usage will grow and expand into new areas of dentistry.


Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment

With the LANAP® laser protocol, Dr. Staadecker can vaporize bacteria and tissue affected by periodontal disease in a manner that is minimally invasive. Due to the precision of the PerioLase® MVP-7™, it is possible to remove only the infected tissue without damaging the healthy tissue. For more information about laser dentistry in Newport Beach, CA, contact Dr. Staadecker today!

About Us

Our promise is to provide our patients with high quality, attentive and individualized care in order to promote complete health. By employing cutting-edge technology, state of the art procedures and traditional practice, we are able to meet – more often exceed – the expectations of patients and referring doctors.

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Newport Beach Periodontics
Dr. Coury Staadecker
1441 Avocado Ave, Suite 405
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 640-9475
Fax: (949) 640-2621