Laser Dentistry

Igor Babenkov, D.D.S.

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Roseville, CA

In order to deliver beautifully healthy smiles with exceptional patient treatment, you have to use the best tools available. That’s why the Dental Office of Dr. Igor Babenkov, D.D.S. in Roseville, California, utilizes laser dentistry in many of its treatments. With advanced laser tools like the BIOLASE® Waterlase®, Dr. Babenkov gives his patients smiles that they love without the discomfort that they don’t. To learn more about how laser dentistry can improve your experience at the dentist’s office, schedule a visit with Dr. Babenkov today by calling the office or making an appointment online.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses lasers in place of various dental tools in order to administer a wide range of dental procedures. 

Lasers are high-powered beams of light energy. By using lasers with different wavelengths of light, Dr. Babenkov can shape and remove soft tissue, cut through hard tissue (like tooth enamel), or enhance certain chemical reactions.

The FDA cleared lasers for public usage in 1990. Since then, they’ve become an incredibly popular tool at the dentist’s office due to their numerous benefits.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

The technological sophistication of lasers provides a number of benefits to their use in dental procedures, such as: 

  • Lasers cauterize as they cut, so less bleeding during and after treatment
  • Lasers disinfect as they work, decreasing the likelihood of bacterial infections post treatment
  • Better accuracy
  • Reduced number of office visits
  • Faster healing and more effective tissue regeneration
  • Quicker post-treatment recovery time
  • Less of a need for anesthesia
  • You can heal without stitches or sutures

Lasers also damage less of the surrounding tissues than traditional tools, meaning reduced pain and discomfort during and after your procedure. 

What’s the BIOLASE® Waterlase®?

The Dental Office of Dr. Igor Bavenkov, D.D.S. offers treatments with one of the most advanced dental tools available today: the BIOLASE Waterlase. 

The Waterlase is a hydrokinetic dental laser that uses a combination of laser energy and atomized water to gently remove hard and soft tissue. It’s incredibly precise, can typically be used without anesthesia, and sterilizes the surgical site as it works, leading to less discomfort during treatments and faster recovery times afterward. It also doesn’t vibrate or generate any heat or noise, so it’s incredibly popular with children or patients with dental anxiety.

What dental procedures can use lasers?

Lasers are incredibly versatile and can be used in a number of different procedures, including:

  • Preparation for caries removal and cavity fillings
  • Reshaping soft tissue, such as in crown lengthening or gum lifts 
  • Frenectomy
  • Tumor removal and biopsies
  • Dentin and enamel procedures
  • Whitening treatments

To learn more about your laser dentistry options, schedule a visit with Dr. Babenkov by calling the office or booking an appointment online.