Laser Dentistry Specialist

Battle Ground Dental

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic & Implant Dentists located in Battle Ground, WA

If the thought of drills is making you anxious about visiting the dentist, laser dentistry is a comfortable, convenient solution. At Battle Ground Dental, Jeffrey Kockritz, DDS, and Spencer Woodbury, DDS, use Biolase technology to perform common dental procedures. Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment that produces less pain, shorter recovery times, and less bleeding than traditional drill-based procedures. To find out if laser dentistry is right for you, call the office in Battle Ground, Washington, or book an appointment online today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a concentrated beam of light to cut through hard and soft tissues. It’s a comfortable alternative to many traditional procedures. The team offers laser treatments to perform:

  • Crown lengthening
  • Cosmetic fillings
  • Gum surgery
  • Tooth decay removal
  • Deep cleaning
  • A dental crown or veneer placement
  • Chairside teeth whitening

At Battle Ground Dental, the team uses modern Biolase lasers to perform hard and soft tissue procedures.

How does laser dentistry work?

Laser dentistry is highly precise. When a laser beams concentrated light into your gum tissue or hard surfaces, like tooth enamel, it does so without damaging the surrounding tissue. This allows for a more conservative approach than procedures performed with drills or scalpels.

What makes laser dentistry unique is that it simultaneously cuts through tissue while sealing your nerves and blood vessels. Not only does this result in less bleeding, but it also helps prevent complications, such as infection.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers many advantages over traditional procedures. Most patients find that laser treatments are comfortable when compared to drills, scalpels, and other common dental tools. In addition, laser dentistry typically offers:

  • Minimal pain
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Faster healing
  • No incisions
  • Increased precision
  • Lowered risk of infection
  • Less bleeding
  • Reduced need for anesthesia

Because laser treatments result in less tissue damage than traditional solutions, you may not need stitches. Instead, the Biolase laser forms a blood clot that protects your tissue during recovery and promotes healing.

Does laser dentistry require downtime?

Most laser treatments require no downtime. With minimal bleeding and a reduced need for anesthesia, you can return to your normal activities almost immediately after leaving Battle Ground Dental.

Schedule follow-up visits with the team at least once every six months to maintain your results. Routine cleanings and dental exams help ensure that you won’t need more invasive dental work in the future.

Don’t let anxiety over seeing the dentist stop you from preserving your oral health. If the thought scalpels and drills are preventing you from seeking treatment, laser dentistry is the right solution for you. Call Battle Ground Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.