Laser Dentistry Dentist Grand Rapids, MIWhile it may sound sci-fi, our Grand Rapids dentists use lasers to help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. Laser dentistry is FDA-approved and safe for patients of all ages. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive because it cauterizes as it cuts, reducing bleeding and recovery time. A laser uses concentrated light energy to cut through soft and hard tissue.

How We Use Laser Dentistry

Lasers can often substitute dental drills, scalpels, and other invasive tools. Our dentist will be able to determine if lasers are appropriate for your unique diagnosis. For example, we may replace a drill with a laser when prepping a tooth for a filling. However, keep in mind that laser treatment can’t be used for everything. For example, we can’t use dental laser treatment for cavities hiding between teeth.

Laser dentistry is used for:

  • Fillings
  • Teeth whitening
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum surgery
  • Cold sore treatment

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Many of our patients appreciate that they are able to return to work or school after their appointments. Laser dentistry is highly precise, which means we don’t have to cut through as much hard and soft tissue to fix oral health issues. For example, during gum surgery, a laser makes more precise incisions than a scalpel.

Benefits of laser dentistry:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Highly precise
  • Reduces need for anesthesia
  • Reduces bleeding
  • Reduces recovery time
  • Reduces risk of infection

To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969.