Laser Dentistry

What is a Laser?
A laser is a high tech devise that generates a tiny beam of very concentrated light . This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber, to help remove areas of infection and remove gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy. The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but it is usually used to make sure that you feel absolutely nothing during the treatment.

Are Lasers Dangerous?
In the hands of a skilled specially trained dentist like Dr. Hirschfeld, lasers are very safe. In fact the primary safety factor used during laser treatment is proper protective eye wear. Dental lasers are very low powered, which is essential for treating the delicate tissues of the mouth. In addition, the controlled heat and light of the laser destroys many bacteria and viruses in the mouth and inside periodontal pockets.

There are many benefits of laser dentistry. They include:
  • Faster healing.
  • Reduced risk of infection.
  • Decreased Sensitivity.
  • Less time in the dental chair.
  • Less bleeding.
  • Less post-treatment discomfort

See an example of a laser procedure our office has done here.


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