Out of all the developments in dental technology, one of the most exciting is the dental laser. This is a very versatile instrument, and our dentist can use a dental laser to address multiple issues with your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth. We may utilize a dental laser to address gum disease by removing infected tissue or bacteria and plaque from your gums and teeth. Lasers can cure or harden a dental filling, remove tooth decay, or speed up your teeth whitening treatment. Dental lasers can also be used to treat canker or cold sores and can improve your appearance by removing excess gum tissue or creating an even gumline.
Along with the versatility, there are many other advantages to using lasers during dental treatments. One of the biggest advantages is that lasers are much less invasive than dental instruments. Our dentist can treat problems directly with minimal, if any, impact on the surrounding tissue. This results in less bleeding and often shorter treatment and recovery times. Laser dentistry is also more hygienic than traditional treatments and can greatly reduce the risk of infection. Laser treatments are very comfortable, and in some cases, you may not need any anesthetic. If you would like to see if we can use laser dentistry during your next visit, call our office for your appointment with our dentist.