What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment alternative that uses laser technology to help treat various dental concerns. Laser dentistry can be used in procedures involving the teeth (hard tissues), as well as in procedures involving the gums (soft tissue). Laser procedures involving the teeth may include cavity detection, teeth whitening, tooth preparations, fillings, and treatment of tooth hypersensitivity. Procedures involving the gum include gum reshaping or gum lift, laser frenectomy, removal of soft tissue folds, cosmetic crown lengthening, and treatment of gum disease. Laser dentistry can also be used to assist in root canal therapy. Laser dentistry is virtually painless and can help make dental procedures feel more comfortable versus some traditional methods and techniques.
Why Is Laser Dentistry Used?
Laser dentistry is used in a variety of dental procedures as a treatment alternative to traditional methods and techniques, which sometimes involve incisions, stitches, or other forms of discomfort. Laser dentistry may be used in procedures involving adults or younger children who may have dental anxieties. For certain treatments, laser dentistry may not be offered as a treatment alternative. Our knowledgable staff can help determine if laser dentistry is suitable and available for your unique dental needs.
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
Here at Cedar Mountain Dental, we believe in utilizing the latest technologies to help provide you with maximum treatment and procedure benefits. If you are requiring certain dental procedures, laser dentistry offers the following treatment benefits:
- Minimally invasive
- No anesthesia required
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of infection
- Quicker recovery time
- Lower risk of injury to nearby structures
What Dental Procedures Can Be Performed With Laser Dentistry?
At Cedar Mountain Dental, Dr. Gary Toubman and Dr. Zach Korwin offer laser dentistry for a variety of procedures at our practice in Newington, CT, using the BIOLASE Waterlase iPlus® dental laser. Dental procedures which may be performed utilizing laser dentistry may include:
- Gum disease treatment
- Cosmetic crown lengthening
- Functional gingivectomy
- Cavity detection and treatment
- Treatment of tooth decay
- Teeth whitening and other cosmetic treatments
What Does The Laser Dentistry Procedure Involve?
Depending on your dental needs and dental procedure, laser dentistry can either involve the use of a soft tissue laser, a hard tissue laser, or, in some cases, both. At Cedar Mountain Dental, we specialize in the utilization of the Waterlase iPlus dental laser, which involves a combination of water, air, and laser energy to cut through tissue without harming surrounding tissues. Most laser therapy treatments can be comfortably completed without the use of anesthetics or invasive dental devices. With laser dentistry, multiple treatments can be performed in a single visit, allowing you the benefit of fewer trips to the dentist.
Is Laser Dentistry Painful?
This laser is powerful enough to remove bone and gentle enough to reshape gum tissue without causing pain and discomfort. Since the laser is so versatile and precise, our doctors can use it to perform a variety of dental procedures with no need for a scalpel and stitches. Speak with our friendly and knowledgeable dental staff today to learn if laser dentistry may be right for you.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in Laser Dentistry, a consultation with one of our dental experts may be the first step toward a brighter, happier, healthier-appearing smile. At Cedar Mountain Dental, our staff utilizes the latest state-of-the-art technology to prevent, diagnose, and treat dental conditions. With over 30 years of dental expertise, our knowledgeable and caring dental staff is committed to delivering high-quality patient care and creating meaningful patient relationships that last. To schedule your teeth whitening consultation call (860) 667-2600 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.