Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems.
At Michael Family Dental, we use lasers to treat:
- Tooth Decay - Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling. Lasers are also used to “cure” or harden a filling.
- Gum Disease - Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
- Biopsy or Lesion Removal. - Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
- Teeth Whitening - Lasers are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ”activated” by laser energy, which speeds up the whitening process.