Laser Dentistry

Using the latest technology, laser dentistry involves specialized instruments that produce intense concentrated beams of light. This focused heat energy can aid in various types of dental procedures, often reducing bleeding, pain, and swelling.

How Laser Dentistry Works

A dental laser consists of an electricity source and mirrors that guide the beam of light, gas or solid matter through which the light passes, and a tube for directing the light. Different types of lasers exist, including soft tissue and hard tissue lasers. Their design and the wavelengths of light used depend upon the dental application. As well, the intensity and duration of heat, wavelength of the laser beam, and pulse time depend upon the procedure the dentist is performing.

Hard Tissue vs. Soft Tissue Lasers

If a doctor wants to precisely cut into bone or teeth, a hard tissue laser is the best choice. Hard tissue lasers work well to prep teeth, for removal of tooth structure, and to repair certain fillings. With soft tissue lasers, these devices can cut into soft tissue while also sealing off blood vessels and nerves.

Lasers can be used for:

  • Activation of whitening gels
  • Cavity detection
  • Certain dental fillings
  • Crown lengthening
  • Reduction in tooth sensitivity
  • Reduction of inflammation associated with TMD
  • Removal of soft tissue
  • Reshaping of the gums
  • Expose wisdom teeth that are only partially erupted

Contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead today to learn more about Laser Dentistry.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry offers several significant advantages over traditional dentistry techniques, including:

  • Better accuracy and precision reduces recovery time
  • Bonds fillings more securely then traditional techniques
  • Can target any area in the mouth
  • Cosmetic gum treatment can be performed without surgery
  • Decreased need for anesthesia and numbing injections due to causing less pain than a traditional drill
  • Can reduce anxiety in patients that have concerns about a dental drill
  • Less swelling and bleeding during soft tissue use
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Won’t stress or crack teeth like conventional drills can
  • Can preserve more of a healthy tooth than a drill during the removal of a cavity
Hi, I’m Dr. Greg Ceyhan from Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Glendale, Arizona, and that’s in the Arrowhead area. You know, lasers can be used for all kinds of procedures in dentistry. In my office, I have two types of lasers. I have what we call a Soft Tissue or a Diode laser. And I’ll use that to re-contour or reshape or remove little tissue tags or soft tissue that needs to be altered in some way. I also have another technology, it’s a laser. It’s kinda like a pen and I use that on the biting surfaces of teeth to determine if they have any cavities and it really is a great tool because I catch decay or cavities much sooner than I would the old-fashioned way, using the little hook that dentists have traditionally used. And I’ve found that by the time your hook is detecting that cavity, it’s already huge. So, the laser really catches it months to years before that is the case and we can treat it much sooner before it becomes a bigger problem.

Speak to a Glendale cosmetic dentist about if laser dentistry can be used in your dental procedures and find out your options.

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