What is laser dentistry?

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Laser dentistry is an advanced technique that allows us to perform precise procedures cleanly, comfortably, and efficiently.

While many techniques can be performed by hand using specialized instruments designed for the procedure, a dental laser allows us to perform them even better with less discomfort and bleeding and greater accuracy.

Dental lasers come in two basic styles – hard tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers.

Hard tissue lasers are used to perform procedures on teeth such as removing decayed tooth structure before placing a filling, scaling and root planing for periodontal disease, or etching a tooth in preparation for bonding or another procedure. Using a fine dental laser, we can keep the greatest amount of healthy tooth structure intact, which our patients appreciate.

Soft tissue lasers are used on tissues like the gums and frenum and can be used in a wide variety of ways. Some of the procedures we can perform using soft tissue lasers include gum sculpting to fix a “gummy” smile, surgery for periodontal disease, frenectomies, and biopsies in situations where cancer or another disease is suspected.

We love the versatility of dental lasers and the additional comfort that our patients can expect when we put this valuable piece of technology to work.

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