How Dental Lasers Could Help You

By Ronald L. Schoepflin, D.D.S.
September 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Lasers  

As research and knowledge expands, dental technology and techniques continue to evolve. One of the most cutting-edge ways to treat dental laserdental conditions is through the use of a laser tool that uses a tiny concentrated beam of light to accurately and efficiently treat problems like cavities. Dr. Ronald Schoepflin uses laser technology in his dental office in Port Orchard, Washington. Learn how lasers are used in dental procedures here.

Benefits of lasers

Laser technology is an extremely precise method of treating dental conditions. Research has shown that the light emitted by a laser is absorbed easily by the minerals in the teeth, making it highly effective for several different procedures.

Lasers for gum tissue

The lasers for the soft tissues in the mouth are applied in a variety of beneficial ways. Laser therapy is often used to treat gum disease by stimulating new growth of healthy tissue. If your smile shows more gummy areas than is aesthetically normal, your Port Orchard dentist can remove a small amount to expose the areas of the teeth that the excess gum tissue has been hiding behind it.

Lasers for tooth and bone structures

In many cases, your Port Orchard dentist can use a laser to detect evidence of cavity formation. If any cavities are found, the laser can also be used to remove decay and prepare a tooth for a cavity filling instead of needing a local anesthetic. This cuts out a step in the process and providing less discomfort and a quicker procedure for you. Dental lasers can also be used cosmetically to reshape abnormal tooth structure or prepare the surface of teeth for bonding or veneers.

If you'd like to learn more about how lasers can enhance your dental health, contact Schoepflin Dental Excellence in Port Orchard, Washington to make an appointment today!