Laser Dentistry

Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Using laser dentistry, your dentist is able to deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results.

 

Benefits of laser therapy

There are several benefits to receiving a laser therapy dental treatment.

  • Many laser treatments do not require anesthesia, and the recovery time is much quicker than with traditional treatment methods.
  • Treatments are more comfortable.
  • There is a less potential chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise.
  • Pain medications following a procedure are also often reduced.
  • Less bleeding; Gum tissue can often be removed without bleeding and swelling as the powerful light beam seals blood vessels and nerve endings.
  • Laser dentistry allows us to shape and remove diseased soft gum tissues with unparalleled accuracy, even in hard to reach recesses within periodontal pockets.
  • Dr. Albisu can reshape gum and perform crown lengthening to expose healthier tooth structure. This reshaping creates a stronger foundation for restorations.
  • A laser frenectomy can release muscle attachments which interfere with healthy gums. This procedure can be done in minutes with no sutures or incisions. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.

 

Two types of laser dentistry

There are two different types of laser dentistry: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue includes treatments such as cavity detection, dental fillings, and tooth sensitivity improvements. Soft tissue treatments include gum reshaping, gum surgery, and muscle attachment improvements.

Procedures such as removing benign oral tumors, regenerating nerves, overcoming sleep apnea, whitening teeth, and treating TMD are also considered laser dentistry treatments.

To learn more about laser dentistry and how you may benefit from a laser treatment, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment.