While it may sound like science fiction, our Hudsonville dentists use lasers to help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. Laser dentistry is FDA-approved and safe for patients of all ages. In dental procedures, a laser uses concentrated light energy to cut through soft and hard tissue. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive because it cauterizes as it cuts, reducing bleeding and recovery time. How We Use Laser Dentistry Lasers can often substitute dental drills, scalpels, and other invasive tools. Our dentists will be able to determine if lasers are appropriate for your unique diagnosis. For example, we may replace a drill with a laser when prepping a tooth for a filling. However, keep in mind that laser treatment can’t be used for everything. For example, we can’t use dental laser treatment for cavities hiding between teeth. Laser dentistry is used for: \tFillings \tTeeth whitening \tCrown lengthening \tGum surgery \tCold sore treatment Benefits of Laser Dentistry Many of our patients appreciate that they are able to return to work or school after their appointments. Laser dentistry is highly precise, which means we don’t have to cut through as much hard and soft tissue to fix oral health issues. For example, during gum surgery, a laser makes more precise incisions than a scalpel. Benefits of laser dentistry include: \tMinimally invasive \tHighly precise \tReduces need for anesthesia \tReduces bleeding \tReduces recovery time \tReduces risk of infection Schedule an Appointment Our Hudsonville, MI, family dentists use state-of-the-art technology, including laser dentistry, to protect patients' oral health. Call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.