Laser Dentistry is Minimally Invasive and Virtually Painless

By Aaron Strickland, D.D.S. on September 11, 2018


Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. From sedation methods that help relieve anxiety, to laser dentistry for virtually pain-free dental care, new technology is changing the way dentists are able to provide for their patients.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is an innovative type of dental care that is changing the way patients view dental treatments. In the past, patients often expected pain, bleeding, and anxiety when visiting the dentist for oral surgery or other dental treatment. Today, however, laser dentistry has made it possible for patients to remain comfortable and relaxed during a dental procedure.

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option that is virtually pain-free and typically does not require anesthesia or sutures. In addition, there is often very little bleeding and the Solea Laser (like the one we use at White River Dental) is nearly silent, so there are no drilling or whirling sounds that are often negatively associated with painful dental treatments. 

What Can Laser Dentistry Treat?

Laser dentistry is often used for dental treatments related to the gums, but can be used for both hard or soft tissue. Laser dentistry can be used to treat some of the following issues:

  • Gum disease treatment
  • Gum inflammation treatment
  • Gingivectomies
  • Gum reshaping
  • Cavity and crown preparation
  • Crown lengthening
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Remove old fillings
  • Treat root canal infections
  • Expose wisdom teeth

Is Laser Dentistry Safe for Kids?

Absolutely! Not only is laser dentistry perfect for patients who experience anxiety with dental procedures, but it is great for little ones as well. The Solea Laser is a revolutionary tool that will leave kids with a positive attitude about visiting the dentist. Both kids and moms prefer no-drill, no-shot laser dentistry! Laser dentistry is often used to treat some of the following dental needs in kids:

  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie or lip-tie correction)
  • Exposing unerupted teeth
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Removal of pulp tissue

Have Questions About Laser Dentistry?

We would love to hear from you! Laser dentistry and the use of the Solea Laser have made it possible for the dentists at White River Dental to provide you with a comfortable, virtually painless experience at the dentist. Connect with us on Facebook, submit the online contact form below, or give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

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