Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. At Premier Dental Care, we utilize laser dentistry for soft tissue related procedures and detecting decay.  Dr. Sobol often finds hidden decay in teeth in the early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatments and may never need a filling. The laser may also eliminate the need for sutures and speeds up healing time for surgical procedures.

  

Benefits of laser technology:

  • Cavity diagnosis  
  • Periodontal, or gum related, care
  • Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release)
  • Crown lengthening and Tissue Lasering

Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.