Laser Dentistry

Dr. Keith Gressell at Harbor Hill Dentistry and Airway Center offers laser dentistry in treating a wide range of conditions. Our team fosters innovation for patient comfort and satisfaction. We use state-of-the-art equipment to perform procedures faster and more accurately without compromising comfort. Over the years, Harbor Hill Dentistry gained a competitive advantage because we believe in innovation and continued education to give you the best care.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment option that uses lasers to treat various dental problems. The acronym LASER stands for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. It’s an excellent alternative to surgery as it offers better comfort and a shorter recovery time. The tool uses light energy in a focused beam. The light allows your dentist to remove or reshape the tissue it targets.

Laser Dentistry Uses

Laser dentistry can be used in the following procedures:

  • Canker sore treatment
  • Tongue tie and laser frenectomy
  • Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty
  • Tooth decay treatment
  • Removing excessive throat tissue that contributes to sleep apnea

What Are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

The popularity of laser dentistry is ever-growing because of its plethora of benefits. Conventional scalpels are no match for the precision of laser treatment. Since it doesn’t involve sutures, it’s generally less invasive. The recovery time is shorter, there’s less damage to the gums, less bleeding before, during, and after the treatment, less scarring, and you don’t have to deal with vibrations and drilling noises.

Inquire About Laser Dentistry at Our Gig Harbor Office

Numerous studies and scientific evidence shows that laser dentistry it is safe and effective in treating many conditions. If you have questions about laser dentistry, feel free to ask any of our Harbor Hill Dentistry and Airway Center staff. Contact us today for a consultation.