Laser Dentistry: What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a leading-edge technology that cosmetic and general dentists are using to improve efficiency, comfort, and precision during a variety of dental treatments. Lasers allow a general dentist to treat a highly focused area in the mouth with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue. This new technology is opening up new treatment possibilities, and improving general and restorative procedures including tooth whitening, cavity detection, periodontal treatment, mouth surgery, and tooth restorations. Many patients find that dental laser treatment is less painful and they heal more quickly.

What Laser Dentistry Can Treat

  • Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.
  • Teeth Sensitivity
  • Treating gum disease.
  • Removing gum inflammation.
  • Gum reshaping.
  • Biopsies.

Dr. Reisman & Dr. Contrucci can help you determine whether dental lasers are the best option for your needed treatment.

How Does the Laser Work?

The dental laser utilizes concentrated light and heat delivered through a beam of light that provides precision and accuracy. There is a photo thermal reaction when the light is absorbed by your tissue, it is turned into heat that kills bacteria, biostimulants, or abicte tissues.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Dentists choose laser dentistry because it makes the procedures go smoothly, and it also reduces discomfort and healing time for patients.

  • Anesthesia may not be necessary
  • The laser will sterilize the gums, making infection less likely
  • Less damage to gums shortens the healing time

To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry or general and restorative dental procedures, ask us at your next appointment or contact one of our Reisman Dental Group Team members today to schedule an initial consultation.