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.

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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.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry:

  • Makes everything faster
  • Has revolutionized gum surgery, making it suture-free and scalpel free
  • Acts as a cauterizing agent allowing us to do crowns much faster
  • Disinfects, making everything we do cleaner and safer
  • Desensitizes teeth, meaning there is less need for anesthetic
  • Aids in everyday and emergency dental procedures

Approved by the FDA in 1990, laser dentistry has been incorporated into everyday procedures to reduce bleeding, anxiety and post-treatment recovery times. The use of dental lasers means less pain and discomfort for our patients. 

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. Each laser uses a different wavelength of light, establishing its best use. Carbon dioxide and diode lasers are the most common types of lasers used. These lasers are typically used to treat soft tissue issues. Your dentist will determine which type of laser is best to use based on X-rays and an examination.

You will receive special glasses to wear during your treatment to protect your eyes from the extremely bright laser beam. Your dentist will direct the beam at the affected area to carefully dissolve soft tissue, harden fillings or whiten your teeth.

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