A dental laser is a unique device that uses light energy to carry out various procedures that target the area to be treated and leave the surrounding tissues unaffected. This allows us to perform very precise procedures, while sealing off blood vessels and nerve endings so that our patients experience less bleeding, swelling and postoperative discomfort.
Lasers allow us to precisely reshape and sculpt the gum tissue to help create a better aesthetic result when smiling. This procedure called a gingivoplasty or gum lift, can be performed in conjunction with veneers or other restorations.
Lasers can be used for bacterial reduction in the periodontal pockets. The focused light power of the laser targets bacterial colonies that are otherwise inaccessible.