Dental technology continues to progress towards providing major advancements in treatment for your gums, teeth, and mouth. In the last two decades, laser therapy has grown in popularity between both dentists and patients. The non invasive application allows for a variety of conditions to be treated while increasing patient comfort and recovery time. Dr. Greenfield provides laser therapy for his patients, and our team at Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI encourage you to schedule an appointment today.
How Does It Work?
Light exists as a form of energy. With the advancement of dental technology, light can now be harnessed in the doctors hand in the form of a laser. The doctor can focus the laser on specific loci in the mouth to remove, contour, or enhance specific treatments applied to your gums, teeth, and mouth.
Although fairly new to dental technology, laser therapy can treat some of the following oral conditions:
Tooth Decay: The doctor removes the decay from within the tooth and prepares the tooth to receive a filling. The laser is also used to cure the filling after being placed.
Gum Disease: A laser is used to contour gums and remove bacterial infection during periodontal therapy.
Lesion Removal: As a focused light energy source, the laser can be used to remove lesions or relieve pain from canker sores. Also, biopsies can be accomplished by removing a small piece of skin using the laser to study and determine the presence of cancerous cells.
Teeth Whitening: The doctor may apply the laser to the teeth surface to decrease the time it takes to whiten the teeth.
- Utilizing laser therapy as a recommended oral treatment reduces:
- Use of needles
- Time needed to complete procedure
- Intimidating noises
- Chemical absorption
- Healing duration
About Lake Orion Family Dentistry
If you would like more information on soft tissue laser therapy, ask Dr. Brad Greenfield. He can explain which procedures can and can’t utilize dental lasers. At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves in providing the most effective and convenient dentistry. To schedule an appointment with your Lake Orion, MI laser dentist, call (248) 693-6213. Also, visit our website for services, patient forms, and smile gallery. We happily serve patients in Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Oxford, Lake Orion, and neighboring communities.