Faster treatment times, less bleeding, and painless treatment are just some of the features of laser dentistry. Both hard and soft tissue lasers allow us to provide more precise treatment, preserving healthy tissue, often without anesthetic.
Lasers for Painless Tooth Restorations
Lasers have a setting that detects and removes decay using light energy while leaving healthy tooth structure behind. In many cases, laser dentistry makes it possible to avoid numbing the tooth because it does not have the vibration and friction of handpieces.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
When gum disease surgery is necessary, lasers provide precise removal of bacteria and diseased tissue. Unlike traditional surgery, we can often avoid stitches and lengthy healing times by simultaneously sealing off blood vessels. Lasers stimulate regeneration of healthy gum tissue.
In addition to periodontal disease treatment, lasers also provide effective treatment of:
- Gingival sculpting
Laser Cavity Detection
DIAGNOdent detects decay before it is large enough to become obvious on a dental x-ray, giving Dr. Lee the ability to treat the cavity while it is minimal when it is less invasive and less costly.
DIAGNOdent laser technology can penetrate even the smallest pit in the enamel to provide a reading, which informs Dr. Lee about the depth and width of the filling. This information provides him the information necessary for accurate treatment planning.
Laser dentistry uses biostimulation to relieve muscle pain due to clenching, grinding, and jaw pain.