Laser Dentistry

We employ three types of lasers, two for surgical procedures (C02 laser and Diode laser), such as gum recontouring and non-surgical periodontal treatments. A third laser, DIAGNOdent, identifies hidden tooth decay inside of teeth before the decay is apparent on radiographs.

The laser deliver 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 target absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes minimal local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.

Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:

  • Cavity diagnosis
  • Dentinal desensitization
  • Removal of dark pigmentation from gum tissue
  • Non-surgical periodontal, or gum, treatment
  • Atraumatic (second stage) implant uncovering
  • Apthous Ulcer(canker sore) treatment
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
  • Bloodless microsurgery and hemostasis
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections

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