Dental Deep Cleaning with Lasers in Escondido, Poway and Rancho Bernardo

Dr. Salami offers a low-powered laser for traditional cleanings. This revolutionary solution for removing plaque and killing bacteria is more comfortable than cleanings performed with metal tools and it’s also faster. That means less time standing between you and your normal schedule.


Laser teeth cleaning, also known as laser gum cleaning, is a gentler, more comfortable way to deep clean the gums. Using a specially designed dental laser, the dentist can clean the tartar and plaque from below the gumline without the use of dental tools to pull the gums away from the teeth. The laser penetrates the soft tissue, and the heat breaks down the plaque and bacteria. Laser deep cleaning is much more efficient and comfortable than conventional scaling and root planing.

Smiling dental patient

Laser used in dentistry

Laser gum cleaning is just one of the ways lasers have helped to advance dentistry in recent years. There are a number of other ways lasers are being used to enhance smiles and improve oral health. 

  • Another common use for soft tissue lasers in periodontal therapy. Not only does periodontal therapy eliminate the need for a scalpel or stitches, the procedure is more comfortable, takes less time, and only affects the tissue that needs treatment.

Lasers can be used to:

  • Detect cavities
  • Kill bacteria – Laser dental cleaning can kill millions of harmful bacteria living in the pockets between your teeth and gums. It takes only 10 to 15 minutes and is painless.
  • Treat tooth sensitivity
  • Perform root canals – Laser assisted root canal therapy is less aggressive thereby making it painless and reducing post op complications like swelling, pain and bleeding.
  • Place or debond veneers
  • Lengthen tooth crowns
  • Contour gum tissue – This unique service is intended for patients who would describe their teeth as stubby. 
  • Whiten teeth
  • Remove benign tumors

If you’re interested in learning more about laser gum cleaning or any other laser dentistry treatments, call the office of Dr. Pegah Salami today. 

Benefits of laser gum cleaning vs conventional deep cleaning

Laser deep cleaning teeth has a number of advantages over conventional deep cleaning,  including:

  • Laser deep cleaning is faster
  • Laser deep cleaning is less invasive
  • Laser deep cleaning has a lower risk of infection
  • Laser deep cleaning is more comfortable
  • Laser deep cleaning results in less swelling and bleeding
  • Laser deep cleaning has a shorter recovery time

Laser deep cleaning is one of the best recent advancements in dental technology. 


When most people go to the dentist for their regular checkup, they get their teeth cleaned as well. Standard teeth cleaning at the dentist involves a thorough cleaning of the surface of the teeth above the gum line. Traditional deep cleaning involves cleaning the surface of the teeth below the gum line. This is known as scaling and root planing, which are actually two different procedures. Scaling refers to the process of pulling back on the gum tissue to expose the tooth roots and then scraping away the tartar and plaque from the tooth surface all the way down below the gum line. Root planing refers to the process of smoothing out the tooth roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth. A local anesthetic is administered to help keep the patient comfortable during the scaling and root planing procedure.


Dr. Salami is one of the best dentists in San Diego, so if you’re looking for laser dentistry in Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Poway or Carmel Valley, give us a call at (858) 673-1000 to schedule a consultation today.