LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.
Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.
Versatility and Applications
Lasers can cure (harden) dental materials, scan teeth to detect decay, vaporize decay and prep teeth for fillings, and activate whitening gel to brighten smiles. Currently, dental applications include gum disease treatments, gum re-contouring, root canal cleaning, decay detection and elimination, bonding material curing and strengthening, incision cauterizing and tissue fusion, lesion reparation, biopsies, and super-fast teeth whitening procedures.
Call us today at (215) 322-8711 to schedule convenient appointments for your entire family. Our Huntingdon Valley family and cosmetic dentistry practice provides expert dental care to patients in Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties. Residents of Southampton, Huntingdon Valley, Willow Grove, Warminster, Warrington, Hatboro and Bryn Athyn will find our office conveniently located in the Justa Farm Shopping Center on County Line Road.