Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry services offered in Litchfield Park, AZ

Laser dentistry simplifies dental procedures that were once riskier, messier, or harder to heal. Litchfield Dental Care in Litchfield Park, Arizona, uses laser dentistry to treat gum irregularities and infections so you can smile with confidence again. Call Litchfield Dental Care or book an appointment online to learn more about laser dentistry today.

Laser Dentistry Q&A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry can treat many dental conditions using a type of light called a laser. Laser lights have one single wavelength and appear in a concentrated beam. This concentrated beam of light can target particular sections of tissue with great precision to remove bacteria and dead tissue or otherwise treat dental complications. 

Depending on your type of laser treatment, laser dentistry can target soft or hard oral tissue. This means lasers can treat tooth and gum complications. 

The team at Litchfield Dental Care uses laser dentistry for many standard procedures. These lasers take the place of less advanced dental tools like drills, which can be noisy. You might prefer laser dentistry because of its many benefits, including reducing your need for medications during and after dental care. 

When is laser dentistry an option?

Litchfield Dental Care offers laser dentistry as an option for many common treatments you might need at some point, including:

Gum disease treatment

A dental laser can remove diseased or abnormal gum tissue supporting your teeth. Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that can’t be reversed with oral hygiene improvements or deep cleaning, but a laser can get rid of the infected tissue. 

Gum contouring

If you feel that you have a gummy smile or unusually shaped gums that make your teeth look too small, laser dentistry can make the necessary alterations for a more aesthetic smile.

Dental lasers can also detect cavities and prepare your teeth for dental fillings. 

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

Compared to conventional and less advanced methods for the same periodontal treatments, laser dentistry offers considerable advantages, including:

  • No stitches because the heat cauterizes the wound
  • Less bleeding
  • Less pain or discomfort
  • More comfortable healing process
  • Reduced infection risk due to heat sterilization
  • Less damage to surrounding tissues

During your treatment consultations and exams, the Litchfield Dental Care team makes sure you’re aware of your treatment options. They can help you decide if laser dentistry is a good fit for your unique circumstances.

To learn more about laser dentistry and how it can assist you, call Litchfield Dental Care or book an appointment online today.