Laser Dentistry

Dr. Amit Shah has made a commitment to your health by the use of the lasers offering you the opportunity to have a safe, anxiety free dental experience, without drills and scalpels, and in most cases, without anesthesia

What is Laser Therapy? 

Laser treatments feature a few advantages, namely that they tend to cause less pain than traditional tissue and tooth removal methods and therefore mitigate the need for anesthetics.

Lasers are primarily used to treat four main areas of dental treatment,

  1. Tooth Decay
  2. Gum Disease
  3. Mouth lesion removal
  4. Teeth Whitening procedures

Fillings 

Lasers are often used in conjunction with a enamel filling.

The laser will be first applied to remove any decayed tooth matter within the tooth itself and only then will the dental filling be applied.

Gum Disease

When used in the treatment of gum disease lasers will be applied to change the general shape of the gums, which may have become altered due to serious gum deterioration.

Root Canals

Lasers are also used to clean the mouth before root canal procedures. When used to remove mouth lesions the laser will be sparsely applied such that there is no damage done to anything but the sore under scrutiny and is most commonly applied to severe canker sores.

Teeth Whitening

While lasers are not what whiten the teeth itself they are still used in this procedure in much the same fashion as they are during a filling. When the dentist heat flashes a filling, it speeds up the drying process, in much the same vein, a laser will be used on a peroxide bleach solution to increase the rate at which it whitens the teeth.