Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry has become central to our practice. The laser alone isn’t what makes the difference – it’s how we use it. Every procedure we do is improved by laser dentistry. We serve Cincinnati, OH and surrounding areas, call us today!

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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry has become central to our practice. The laser alone isn’t what makes the difference – it’s how we use it. Every procedure we do is improved by laser dentistry. We serve Cincinnati, OH and surrounding areas, call us today!

Laser Dentistry in and Around Cincinnati, OH

Benefits of Laser Dentistry:

  • Allows procedures to be done faster
  • Has revolutionized gum surgery by making it suture and scalpel free
  • Acts as a cauterizing agent, which allows dentists to do crowns more quickly
  • Disinfects, making everything we do cleaner and safer
  • Desensitizes teeth, meaning there is less need for anesthetic
  • Aids in everyday and emergency procedures

Approved by the FDA in 1990, laser dentistry is used in everyday procedures to reduce bleeding, anxiety and post-treatment recovery times. For patients, the use of dental lasers means less pain and discomfort both during and after procedures.

How are Dental Lasers Used?

  • Tooth preparation
  • Reshaping soft tissue
  • Frenectomy
  • Tumor removal
  • Whitening
  • Biopsy

What to Expect during Laser Procedures:

Different dental lasers are used to treat different conditions. In fact, each laser uses a different wavelength of light, which determines how the laser is used. Carbon dioxide and diode lasers are the most common lasers used, and are typically used to treat soft tissue issues. Your dentist will examine your teeth and X-rays to determine which type of laser is best to use during your treatment.

During treatment, you will be asked to wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser beam. The dentist will direct the beam at the affected area to carefully dissolve soft tissue, harden fillings or whiten your teeth, depending on the desired result.

With the use of dental lasers, your procedure will take significantly less time compared to conventional methods. Additionally, you will experience less anxiety and discomfort.