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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.

Dr. Sam Halabo, Sam J. Halabo, DMD

Dr. Sam Halabo

Sam J. Halabo, DMD

Dr. Sam J. Halabo, an award-winning San Diego dentist, has exceptional skills and educational accomplishments. After graduating with honors from The Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, he honed his skills and knowledge to become a distinguished dental professional. He completed his dental residency at The Loma Linda Veterans Hospital, where he specialized in working with fearful patients and providing relaxed dental care.

Beyond his clinical skills, Dr. Halabo's expertise extends to advanced dental technology and integration. He is an assistant faculty member at UCSD who actively lectures other dentists on several topics, showcasing his commitment to advancing the field of dentistry, and he is an active member of prominent dental associations. His recognition as a top dentist in San Diego for 20 consecutive years reflects the acknowledgment of his peers. The Global Summit also recognized him as one of the top 100 dentists in the world, showcasing his expertise and ability to teach and inspire other dental professionals.

Dr. Sam J. Halabo's extensive knowledge in cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic dental care, authoritative standing in the dental community, and unwavering trustworthiness make him a standout dentist in Chula Vista. Patients can trust his caring and patient-centric approach, knowing they are in the hands of a trustworthy and skilled dentist.

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