Laser Dentistry




Dental laser

Lasers in dentistry allow for many dental procedures to be performed pain-free and in fewer appointments. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.

Benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods include:

  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Reduced heat, vibration and pressure (the main cause of pain associated with dental drills)
  • Less postoperative complications
  • Laser surgeries with little to no bleeding, reduced postoperative pain and swelling

Dental treatments performed with lasers include:

  • Remove tooth decay with little to no anesthesia
  • Treat aphthous ulcers (canker sores)
  • Treat herpes labialis (cold sores on the lips)
  • Reshape gum tissue to reduce “Gummy Smile”
  • Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Laser periodontal treatment (pocket reduction without cutting the gum)
  • Laser scaling
  • Crown lengthening without cutting the gum
  • Troughing around teeth for crown and bridge impressions
  • Exposing implants without cutting the gum
  • Smile enhancement
  • Frenum release (frenectomy)
  • Root canal therapy
  • Correction of ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)
  • Oral surgery and extractions

Laser Dentistry