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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

We see patients daily with ultra-sensitive teeth and fear dental procedures. Are you one of these patients? We want you to know we are here to ease your dental worries at Stoney Trail Dental. Laser dentistry can be a comfortable way to treat conditions as an alternative to drills.

Laser Dentistry treatments are light energy in a narrowly focused beam reacting when it hits your tissue. Laser treatments are used for removing and shaping tissue as needed.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

With some patients, the sounds and vibrations of the dental drilling can be extremely uncomfortable. Depending on their experience with the dentist, these senses can bring back unpleasant memories causing them to sit feeling stressed in the dentist's chair. 

Here at Stoney Trail Dental, we can use laser dentistry for procedures that usually require a traditional drill. Laser dentistry is an advanced technology that offers a safe, precise and efficient treatment. Our dental lasers are silent, with only the feeling of a rush of cool air from the suction, so the experience is smooth!

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Advantages of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive tool, requiring fewer anesthesia shots than traditional drilling. Not only is this great when it comes to comfort, but other advantages of laser dentistry are:

  • Potential decrease need for sutures with soft tissue lasers
  • Anesthesia may not be necessary depending on the procedure
  • Wounds may heal faster as it can help tissue to regenerate
  • Bleeding can be minimized as the laser promotes blood clotting
  • Less damage to the surrounding tissues

Another advantage is how laser dentistry can reduce dental visits overall. Additionally, since we have to use less anesthetic, rather than having you schedule another appointment to finish multiple procedures, we may be able to perform them without needing several visits. 

Soft tissue laser seals nerve endings and blood vessels while penetrating the tissue, so many experience little to no pain after laser treatment. But what are the different types of laser treatments?

Types of Laser Treatments

With Laser Dentistry, there are two types of lasers: soft and hard tissue lasers. Soft tissue lasers seal nerve endings and blood vessels while penetrating the tissue, while hard tissue lasers are used to cut through your tooth’s structure.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Treatments

  • Gummy smiles can be altered as the laser reshapes the tissue where your gums cover too much of your teeth.
  • Crown lengthening allows us to reshape your gum tissue and bone with a laser that helps restore the teeth and improve oral health.
  • Treating tongue frenulum attachment is made easy with laser treatment. Your frenulum is the fold of skin under your tongue that anchors to your mouth’s floor.The soft tissue laser lets us take this thick or tight frenulum and proceed with a laser frenectomy.

Laser dentistry may be available for toddlers and young children to correct a tongue tie, improve breastfeeding, and help with speech impediments. Contact us about laser dentistry for kids.

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Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry Treatments

  • Cavity detection is done early as the laser allows us to find tooth decay.
  • Hard tissue lasers help us prepare your teeth for treatment and let us fill them, killing cavity bacteria and adding to your long-term oral hygiene.
  • Teeth sensitivity, when exposed to hot or cold items, can be cured with laser therapy that seals the tubules on your tooth’s root.
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Additional Care Hard and Soft Laser Treatments

Other Laser Dentistry Treatments

  • We can view tissues inside your mouth safely and efficiently as the laser allows us to see inside tooth or gum tissue.
  • Removal of benign tumours is a fluid process with a laser treatment that allows us to take these tumours out of your gums, palate, sides of your cheeks and lips through a pain and suture-free method.
  • If you have obstructive sleep apnea, we can help with a laser treatment that reshapes the throat to relieve breathing problems caused by tissue overgrowth in your throat.
  • Temporomandibular or TMJ Treatment can be done with laser therapy, reducing the pain and inflammation in your joint.
  • Nerve regeneration can be performed through a laser to regenerate damaged blood vessels, nerves and scars.
  • We use a laser to minimize your healing time and reduce pain if you have a cold sore.
  • When you come in for a whitening treatment, we use a laser to speed up the bleaching process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is laser dentistry?
Laser treatments are light energy in a narrowly focused beam reacting when it hits your tissue. Laser treatments are used for removing and shaping tissue as needed.
How is laser dentistry different from more traditional type treatment?
With our laser technology, your dentist can comfortably treat conditions as an alternative to drills and other more forceful tools on your gums and teeth.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes. Laser dentistry has been safe and approved since the early 90s!
What can laser dentistry be used for?

Laser dentistry treatments are related to the gums; some of these include: 

  • Treating gum disease
  • Gum inflammation
  • Exposing wisdom teeth
  • Root canal infections
  • Biopsies and more

Check out our blog to learn more about laser dentistry and its many benefits.

What are the types of laser dentistry?

There are two types of lasers, soft and hard tissue lasers. Soft tissue lasers seal nerve endings and blood vessels while penetrating the tissue, versus hard tissue lasers, which are used to cut through your tooth’s structure.

Learn more about these two types of lasers used by our dentists here.

Does laser dentistry hurt?
Laser dentistry is, in fact, pain-free!
Can laser dentistry help with sleep apnea?
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, we can help with a laser treatment that reshapes the throat to relieve breathing problems caused by tissue overgrowth in your throat.
Can lasers dentistry help with teeth whitening?
When you come to Stoney Trail Dental for a teeth whitening treatment, we use a laser to speed up the bleaching process.
How efficient is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is an advanced technology that offers a safe, precise and efficient treatment. Our dental lasers are silent, with only a rush of cool air from the suction, so the experience is smooth!

Not all dentist offices provide laser treatment, but we do here at Stoney Trail Dental, as this is an essential option in helping you feel at ease during your treatments.

We Can Help You

Not all dentist offices provide laser treatment, but we do because this is an essential option in helping you feel at ease during your treatments. We are happy to show you what our lasers can do.

At Stoney Trail Dental, our friendly, knowledgeable staff at Stoney Trail Dental will give you their honest advice and care solutions. We are different than your typical dentist's office. When you see us for dental concerns, our treatments are made with comfort and individualization in mind. We are committed to you as a community.


Contact us for your laser therapy options today.
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