Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry, or dental work creates less heat than a traditional dental drill. By eliminating tissue via vaporization rather than friction, lasers are more comfortable on hard and soft tissues. Many patients find they are able to undergo treatment without anesthesia, allowing them to avoid shots and walk out of our office numbness-free.

The DIAGNOdent is a great laser that every dental practice should have. This laser detects cavities without X-rays. More importantly, it can detect cavities that are too small to be seen on X-rays. It can even detect the early stages of a cavity that can be treated without doing a filling.

Laser Dentistry Benefits for dental fillings

  • Little to no anesthesia required – Laser dental work creates less heat than a traditional dental drill. By eliminating tissue via vaporization rather than friction, lasers are more comfortable on hard and soft tissues. Many patients find they are able to undergo treatment without anesthesia, allowing them to avoid shots and walk out of our office numbness-free.
  • Quiet operation – While dental drills emit a frightening whining sound, exacerbated when they apply pressure to teeth, lasers make only a quiet clicking sound.
  • Precise / Highly Specific – As the laser beam is incredibly narrow, Dr. Pyun is able to affect only select areas of your tooth. Hard tissue lasers are also tissue-specific, and will not bother your tongue, gums, cheeks like a drill can.
  • Minimize bleeding – Lasers cauterize as they cut tissue during surgery, sealing wounds and reducing post-procedural downtime.
  • Quicker appointments – Through a combination of benefits (reducing need for anesthesia, making work more precise, simplifying procedures), lasers reduce appointment time, allowing you to return to your daily activities.
  • Versatile – Lasers are already versatile, but the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry explores lasers’ full potential by utilizing a number of dental lasers. Working with your needs, our dentist will be able to choose the perfect laser and expedite your treatment.