Laser Dentistry

What is a Laser and what does it do?

A laser is a high tech device that generates a tiny beam of very concentrated light . This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber. The intensity of this energy can be adjusted for different applications. It can help remove areas of infection and treat gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy. Laser are also used in the treatment of cold sores/fever blisters, we can actually prevent an outbreak if caught in the early prodromal stage! These are just a few examples of the many uses of lasers.

Are Lasers Dangerous?

In the hands of a skilled specially trained provider like Dr. Miller, lasers are very safe. In fact the primary safety factor used during laser treatment is proper protective eye wear. Dental lasers are very low powered, which is essential for treating the delicate tissues of the mouth. In addition, the controlled heat and light of the laser destroys many bacteria and viruses in the mouth and inside periodontal pockets

There are many benefits of laser dentistry. They include:

  • Faster healing.
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Decreased Sensitivity.
  • Less bleeding.
  • Less post-treatment discomfort

How do we maximize your insurance benefits?

If your gum (periodontal) disease has a medical link, as many do, your MEDICAL insurance may pay something toward treatment. Some treatment can be performed with a laser instead of traditional means, in these cases your dental insurance will reimburse according to your usual limitations. In other procedures the laser will be used in conjunction with traditional treatment and the laser portion may not be covered. We will work with you to maximize your insurance coverage. We invite you to come in or email us about your case.