Laser Dentistry

Lasers have multiple applications in dentistry. Lasers can shorten healing times of the soft tissue as compared with traditional procedures. They can be used for:

  • Esthetically recontouring and shaping the gum tissue
  • Managing the gum tissue during a crown or filling procedure
  • Treatment of an apathous ulcer, commonly known as a “canker sore”
  • Uncovering a dental implant
  • Cleaning around the teeth to aid in to periodontal health, referred to as sulcular debridement
  • Removing oral pathology such as a fibroma, mucocele or papilloma
  • Frenectomies (removing the small piece of tissue usually found by the front teeth on the top or the bottom, traditional done with a scalpel)
  • Ablation and coagulation of the soft tissues