Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The Laser delivers energy in the form of light.  Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.”  For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.

Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.

Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:

  1. Cavity diagnosis
  2. Curing, or hardening bonding materials
  3. Whitening teeth
  4. Periodontal, or gum related care
  5. Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
  6. Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
  7. Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections

Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.