Laser Dentistry

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Laser dentistry employs some of the latest dental technology available to provide you with dental treatments that almost always result in quicker healing, less bleeding, and less post-operative pain. Chula Vista dentist Dr. Sam Halabo frequently uses laser treatments because of their versatility. Lasers are very effective when used for:

  • Cavity treatments
  • Gum disease
  • Gum re-contouring
  • Many types of surgeries

At Sam Halabo, DMD, we use the top rated Picasso™ laser created by AMD for many of our general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. The Picasso laser is an all-tissue laser enabling Dr. Halabo to perform less invasive, more precise dental restoration. This laser works much faster than a drill, but never actually touches your tooth so you will receive less anesthetic and fewer shots.

This laser can be used on gums and teeth and is very effective in many oral surgery procedures. Dr. Halabo uses it for a variety of hard and soft tissue procedures, including:

  • Decay removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • Root canal
  • Smile design
  • Gum and bone surgical procedures
  • Implant procedures

Laser treatment offers you the following benefits over standard treatments performed with a drill:

  • Faster healing
  • No drilling sound or vibrations
  • Minimally invasive – preserves natural tooth structure
  • Increased comfort
  • Greater accuracy and precision
  • Reduced trauma to healthy portions of the tooth
  • Less bleeding and swelling
  • Reduces dental anxiety in many patients

The Picasso soft tissue diode laser is highly versatile and improves the quality of your dental treatment for many soft tissue procedures. Our dental hygienists will use this laser to perform laser-assisted periodontal therapy, a highly effective treatment for differing stages of gum disease. In many cases, the use of the diode laser will allow the patient to avoid the need for gum surgery.

Laser-assisted periodontal therapy using the Picasso laser offers you the following benefits:

  • Better control over your treatment, balancing cutting speed and comfort
  • Procedures do not require full anesthesia, only topical anesthetic sometimes
  • Minimally invasive
  • Reduced bleeding, swelling, and post-operative pain
  • Reduced need for injections, sutures, hemostatic agents, and astringents
  • Reduced anxiety over procedures

If you have any questions about laser dentistry, please contact our office at 619-427-0810 or click here to schedule your initial consultation.

About Sam Halabo DMD

Dr. Sam Halabo, dentist Chula Vista, CA is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Graduate Dentistry and is well known for his involvement in the continuing dental education of professionals. He is a true believer in practicing what he preaches, sharing his knowledge and giving back to the dental community. He is the former clinical director of the University of California at San Diego homeless clinic. His emphasis is on CAD/CAM dentistry and working in the ideal practice. He is a member of the ADA, AGD, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been a clinical research associate evaluator for more than 14 years. Dr. Halabo has published a number of articles for dental professionals as well as his local community. His dental practice is located at: 239 F Street; Chula Vista, CA 91910. He can also be reached at (619) 427-0810, or at