Laser Therapy: A Non Invasive Alternative

May 19, 2014

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 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. 

Treatment Applications

Although fairly new to dental technology, laser therapy can treat some of the following oral conditions: 

: 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. 

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:
  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Use of needles
  • Time needed to complete procedure
  • Anesthesia
  • Intimidating noises
  • Chemical absorption
  • Healing duration

About Lake Orion Family Dentistry

If you would like more information on soft tissue laser therapy, ask Dr. , 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.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.