What is laser dentistry?

Approved by the FDA in 1994, dental lasers have revolutionized modern dentistry. They can serve as both a cutting tool and a cauterizing tool, gently reshaping tissues and minimizing both pain and recovery time.

Laser dentistry can be used in many common procedures, from cavity detection to biopsies. It can remove bacteria during a root canal, improve the results of tooth whitening, and remove soft tissue folds that interfere with proper denture seating.

Laser dentistry has many advantages. It can vastly reduce the dental anxiety that is affiliated with traditional dental tools. It can improve treatment outcomes, reduce or eliminate pain and bleeding, and promote healing. However, it is not always the right choice. Laser dentistry can be costly, and it cannot be used on teeth with existing fillings or on cavities that occur on the sides of the teeth. Your dentist will carefully review your needs to determine whether laser dentistry is right for you.

At Family Dental Care of Bellevue, we are committed to providing quality dental care to our patients and their families. We are proud to have been voted one of the best dental offices in Washington State. If you are ready to take the first steps toward improving your dental health, we invite you to call 425-643-5778 today to make an appointment for your initial consultation.