Laser dentistry ​is a technological advance that is changing how patients in ​Spokane, WA​ feel about oral care. With three of these innovative tools on site at Richard D. Weigand, DDS, patients enjoy a more comfortable treatment with speedier healing. Dr. Weigand can deliver care with greater efficiency and accuracy. That makes laser dentistry a win for everyone involved.

The Use Of Lasers In The Dental Field

Lasers are versatile tools that can be used in many areas of dentistry, ranging from periodontal treatments to surgical procedures. They emit a focused beam of light energy that can accurately target the area being treated without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. This ability allows for more precise and targeted treatment with fewer complications and faster healing times than traditional methods.

Laser Dental Cleanings

Dr. Weigand can use laser dentistry to clean teeth and gums with greater accuracy and speed than traditional methods.

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Laser Cavity Detection

The laser can be used to detect cavities with greater accuracy than conventional methods.  As the laser light passes over the surfaces of teeth, it illuminates any cavities that may have formed; this is especially beneficial when examining hidden areas such as between teeth. Overall, the laser helps our team to identify cavities earlier, which allows for more timely treatment.

Laser Filling Preparation

Lasers can be used to prepare a tooth for a filling by removing decay and smoothing the edges of the tooth to form an optimal shape for the filling material to adhere to if you are a candidate. The laser light is able to precisely remove diseased tissue without damaging the healthy tooth structure around it. This procedure is less traumatic than the traditional drill and can help reduce the amount of time a patient spends in the dental chair.

Laser Gum Contouring

Laser gum contouring is a procedure used to reshape the gum tissue for improved aesthetics and better health. The laser can easily eliminate excess gum tissue—thereby reducing a “gummy” smile, and restoring the natural symmetry of a person’s gum line. The health benefits include improved periodontal health, elimination of food traps, and a decrease in the likelihood of developing oral diseases. 

During this process, our team uses laser light to safely remove the targeted gum tissue and reshape the gum line for a desired look. This can be done with much more precision and accuracy than traditional methods—resulting in a more natural-looking, uniform smile. The laser light helps to keep bleeding to a minimum and ensures that healthy tissue is not damaged. As a result, the patient experiences less discomfort and swelling during the recovery period.

The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry offers a wide range of benefits. 

  • One of the biggest advantages is that it drastically reduces pain for patients during treatment. 
  • Laser dental procedures are also less invasive and require fewer numbing agents than traditional methods, which leads to quicker recovery times with much less discomfort. 
  • Additionally, laser treatments are more precise, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. This means that the procedure will be done right the first time, so there is no need to worry about follow-up treatments or complications.
  • Finally, laser dentistry works quickly and efficiently, meaning less time in the dental chair. This makes it ideal for those who have busy schedules or are anxious about visiting the dentist.

At Richard D. Weigand, DDS, we believe that our patients deserve comfortable, accurate care with fast recovery times. That’s why we use the most advanced technology and innovative tools available, including laser dentistry. With this cutting-edge technology, you can trust that we’re providing the best care possible. Contact us today to learn more about how laser dentistry can benefit you and your oral health.​