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Laser Dentistry services offered in Whitehall, PA

Few things have transformed dentistry more than lasers, and the experienced dentists at Advanced & Comfort Dentistry in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, are proud to incorporate this advanced technology into their practice. If you’re interested in how laser dentistry can help you achieve a wonderful smile, schedule a one-on-one consultation online or by phone at your earliest convenience.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

The word “laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers are essentially concentrated beams of light, and they’ve been in use in dentistry since 1989. Over that time, numerous advancements have been made in laser dentistry, creating tools and techniques that made dental care easier and more effective. 

Lasers alter tissue in an incredibly precise manner. The heat created by the laser also serves to immediately seal part of the altered tissue, which reduces bleeding and creates the perfect environment for speedy healing. 

Laser energy can also help eliminate bacteria, reshape gum tissue, whiten teeth, and reduce tooth sensitivity.

How can laser dentistry help create top quality dental fillings?

With traditional fillings, a dental drill removes decayed tooth tissue before the filling material is placed. While a skilled dentist takes great care to remove only the necessary tissue, drills are an imprecise tool, and a portion of healthy tooth tissue is inevitably removed during the process. 

Laser dentistry allows your dentist to precisely target only the tooth tissue that has become decayed. This preserves as much healthy tissue as possible, which is important in saving the tooth. Many people find that laser-assisted fillings are far more comfortable than those performed using a dental drill.  

Lasers also eliminate any bacteria lurking deep inside a cavity. This creates a clean slate for the filling material and reduces the risk that further decay will occur beneath the sealed cavity. 

What role does laser dentistry play in teeth whitening and periodontal care?

Many teeth-whitening systems use a whitening solution that is activated and accelerated when a laser is passed over the surface. This can help you make the most out of your whitening, and it can achieve a boost in shade that other systems cannot match.

If you have gum disease, laser dentistry can help by destroying bacteria and giving your gums a fresh start. This approach is more comfortable than the traditional scaling and root planing process, which uses metal instruments to manually remove plaque and tartar and to smooth the surfaces of your tooth roots. 

Lasers can also help reshape your gum line, which is a great option for people who have a “gummy” smile. If your gums extend too far along the surface of your teeth it can make your teeth appear abnormally small, and laser treatment can refine the contouring of your gums to enhance your smile. 

If you’re ready to learn more about how lasers can improve your dental care, call the office to find a time that fits your busy life. Online booking is also an option, and is fast and easy.  

Advanced & Comfort Dentistry
✆ Phone (appointments): 610-432-1200
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 610-432-1200
Address: 3655 Municipal Dr, Whitehall, PA 18052