Laser Dentistry

Dr. Max was one of the first pediatric dentists in the area to incorporate hard and soft tissue dental lasers that many children and parents refer to as his “Magic Wand”. Dental Lasers detect, identify and treat different types of dental diseases such as cavities and gum disease.

What is Laser Dentistry?

What is a laser and how does it work? A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.

How are lasers used in dentistry? Dental lasers can be used to:

    • reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores
    • expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
    • remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement
    • manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures
    • remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications
    • perform biopsy procedures
    • remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease
    • remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures
    • help treat infections in root canals
    • speed up tooth whitening procedures

What are the benefits of using dental lasers? There are several advantages. Dentists may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can be more precise. Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies; reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities; and control bleeding during surgery.

How will I know if treatment with a dental laser is an option for me?

Call any of our 3 locations to schedule an appointment today to see if laser dentistry is an option for your child!