Laser dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves the use of laser technology to treat a variety of dental conditions. Dr. Rapal uses advanced lasers on your teeth, gums, and surrounding soft tissues to treat:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Gummy smiles
  • Tooth hypersensitivity
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

Lasers can also prepare your tooth before filling a cavity, and they kill bacteria in a decayed tooth to protect your long-term oral health. In some cases, Dr. Rapal may be able to use laser dentistry to perform a root canal to treat tooth pain and inflammation while reducing your risk for infection.



What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a comfortable, minimally invasive option for treating dental health issues. This may be beneficial if you have dental anxiety triggered by drilling and other dental procedures.

Dr. Rapal may be able to use laser technology to treat complex dental health issues in less time and with a higher level of precision.

Other benefits of laser dentistry include:

  • Less bleeding
  • Faster healing time
  • Less risk for infections
  • Reduced need for anesthesia

The use of lasers also causes less damage to surrounding tissues, and you might not need stitches or sutures after your procedure to close a wound.

Am I a candidate for laser dentistry?

To find out if you’re a candidate for laser dentistry, Dr. Rapal spends time reviewing your medical history and assessing your general dental health. She uses digital X-rays to identify underlying gum disease or tooth decay and determine if laser dentistry is right for you.

Dr. Rapal is often able to use laser dentistry as a more comfortable alternative for treatments needed to treat existing cavities or gum disease in fearful patients. 

She customizes your laser dentistry treatment plan based on your individual needs and can tell you what to expect during both your procedure and your recovery to address any dental anxiety issues you have.

Learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry and find out if it’s right for you. Call the office of Kiran Rapal DDS, Inc. or request a consultation through the online booking system today.