Laser Dentistry

For your benefit, our office uses the most advanced technology available today.

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.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both hard and soft tissue related procedures. Sometimes, no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing , post operative bleeding is minimized, and healing is much faster.

Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:

  • Periodontal, or gum related, care
  • Pediatric procedures
  • Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
  • Root canals and apicoectomies
  • Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
  • Whitening teeth

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