|About Laser Dentistry
| What is a Laser and how does it work?
A Dental Laser is an instrument that creates a precise energized beam of light. When that beam of light comes in contact with your bodys tissue, a reaction occurs. The amount of reaction is dependent on the amount of energy and time the Dentist sets on the Dental Laser. Low energy beams destroy bacteria and viruses that cause problems in your mouth, and high energy beams can remove both soft and hard tissues such as gums and tooth structure.
What can the Dental Laser do for our patients?
| Do Dental Lasers cause pain?
This is where dentistry really touts "painless dentistry"! Most patients are thrilled with the comfort of Laser Dentistry. Many procedures are completed without being numb, and the healing phase is almost always free from discomfort.
| Are Dental Lasers safe?
When used within the procedural guidelines set forth from the manufacturer, and used by a trained practitioner, the answer is YES. It is important that the patient wears special eye protection provided by our office for the majority of laser procedures.