Lasers in Dentistry


Dental laser

Lasers in Dentistry – Minimally Invasive Procedures


Dental lasers are a medical technology that emits a beam of concentrated light. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.

Lasers in dentistry allow for many procedures to be performed with no noise, minimal pain, less bleeding, faster recovery times, and fewer appointments.


Some additional benefits lasers have over traditional methods include:


  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Faster treatment time
  • Reduced damage to healthy tissues
  • Minimal swelling and discomfort
  • Fewer infections or complications

Lasers have numerous functions in dentistry including:


  • Reshape gum tissue
  • Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Remove areas of tooth decay
  • Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
  • Fuse tissues
  • Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
  • Perform extractions