Lasers in dentistry allow for many dental procedures to be performed with no noise, very little pain and 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. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.

Other benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods can include:

  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Faster treatment time
  • Increased rate of retention
  • Less post-operative complications
  • Faster recovery and healing

Dental treatments performed with lasers include:

  • “Curing” or hardening of fillings
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Reshaping of gum tissue
  • Biopsy or removal of soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Removal of tooth decay
  • Effective treatment of infected gum tissue pockets
  • Root canal therapy
  • Correction of ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)
  • Oral surgery and extractions