Lasers have created a quantum leap in the field of dentistry. Despite a few exceptions, the lasers replace painful needles and drills of the past. The LightWalker™ laser is our latest tool to treat both teeth and gums. We are among the first of a growing number of practices nationwide to offer this breakthrough laser technology. Our patients can expect a more comfortable experience and advanced precise treatments that lasers let us offer.
When treating a cavity, the laser allows us to be much more conservative than traditional treatment. The laser also disinfects the surrounding tooth structure, and better prepares the tooth to receive filling material. In many cases the laser is also painless, so there may be no need to numb the tooth, therefore no needles; and for anyone who associates the screechy whiny sound of a drill with a dentist visit, you will be pleasantly surprised by the soft click of a laser.
For gums, this laser also allows us to treat periodontal disease right in our office. The laser is gently removes the infected tissue preventing damage to the healthy gum tissue. Patients who have had this form of laser treatment report that they have little or no discomfort after the procedure.