Laser Dentistry


Lasers in Dentistry – Minimally Invasive Procedures


Lasers in dentistry allow for many procedures to be performed with no noise, minimal pain, less bleeding, faster recovery times, and fewer appointments.

Dental lasers are a medical technology that emits a beam of concentrated light. When used for surgical and periodontal procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.


Some additional benefits lasers have over traditional methods include:


  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Faster treatment time
  • Increased rate of retention of implants
  • Reduced damage to healthy tissues
  • Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
  • Fewer infections or post-operative complications

Lasers have numerous functions in dentistry including:

  • Place dental implants
  • Reshape gum tissue
  • Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Remove areas of tooth decay
  • Increase rate of retention of implants
  • Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
  • Fuse tissues
  • Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
  • Perform oral surgery and extractions

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