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Laser Dentistry

With Soft Tissue Dental Lasers

Hand holding a dental laserLASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.

Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and suture closures. The laser's intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it contacts soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.

Laser dentistry is very effective for multiple procedures, making treatments more accurate and less painful. Currently, applications for dental lasers include gum disease treatments, gum re-contouring, incision cauterizing, tissue fusion, lesion reparation, and biopsies.

Dr. Kelly Blair offers laser dentistry to patients in the Fort Worth area, including those in Aledo and Weatherford. To learn more about laser dentistry or come experience it for yourself, please contact us today for an appointment.