Laser dentistry is a great advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease to teeth whitening. The lasers we use at our practice are an alternative to the common, hand-held scalpel, drills, and other tools. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to effectively treat decayed teeth, enamel, and gums.
The benefit of laser dentistry is that they minimize the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients require no anesthesia when lasers are being used during dental treatments. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.