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Laser Dentistry

A photo of a hand holding a laser dental toolAs part of their commitment to advanced technology, Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey proudly incorporate laser dentistry into their Montreal, QC, dental practice. Lasers are highly precise tools that can eliminate unwanted tissues quickly and effectively. At Smile Montreal, we use this technique in procedures such as cosmetic gum contouring. Lasers can also eradicate bacteria to treat periodontal disease. Lastly, using laser dentistry techniques, your dentist can address dental decay and surface blemishes. Due to their accuracy, these procedures involve minimal discomfort and greatly reduced recovery time. For these reasons, many patients prefer the precision that dental laser procedures can provide over traditional dental methods. 

How Do Dental Lasers Work?

Lasers send out an intense beam of light, removing unwanted tissue without the need for incisions or unpleasant vibrations. Although the light produces tremendous heat, you should feel virtually nothing during your procedure. When used on the gums, the laser also works by sealing off the blood vessels simultaneously. As a result, laser dental procedures typically do not require sutures.

Laser dentistry can make your treatment safer, faster, and more comfortable. Thanks to these tools, your dentist can remove tiny amounts of tissue and allow you to enjoy personalized care and beautiful cosmetic results.

Laser Dentistry Procedures at Smile Montreal

Our dentists are well-trained in the use of dental lasers, and they take continuing educations classes in this technology. Additionally, Dr. Patrick Casey is a proud member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. With this impressive background, he can use lasers to perform a diverse range of procedures, including:

  • Treatment for gum disease: In addition to eliminating diseased tissue, lasers can also eradicate bacteria. Therefore, your dentist may use a laser to treat periodontal pockets. 
  • Gum contouring: Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that can give you a bigger, more youthful smile. If you have excess gum tissue, your practitioner can use a laser to reveal more of your teeth. Likewise, he can trim uneven areas to give you a smoother gum line and straighter smile.
  • Treatment for dental decay: To treat a cavity, Dr. Casey will first need to remove the decayed tissue. With lasers, he can quickly eradicate compromised tissue without affecting the surrounding parts of your teeth. He can also use lasers to cure, or harden, a composite filling.
  • Removal of lesions: Chronic oral lesions can be painful and impact your diet. Your dentist can use laser therapy to minimize pain and promote healing.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry can make your treatment safer, faster, and more comfortable. Thanks to these tools, your dentist can remove tiny amounts of tissue and allow you to enjoy personalized care and beautiful cosmetic results. The use of laser dentistry tools also ensures that your procedure will be minimally invasive and unlikely to affect the healthy parts of your mouth. Lasers also help you enjoy a remarkably quick recovery. Because lasers seal incisions during treatment, there will be virtually no bleeding and minimal inflammation. Any discomfort typically dissipates within a few hours. Finally, lasers effectively eliminate the risk of infection since the tools will never actually come in contact with your mouth.

Experience Our State-of-the-Art Technology

To learn more about dental lasers and their many benefits, call our office at (514) 937-6558 or contact us online today. Because of their continuing education in the field, our dentists are extremely well-qualified to perform laser dentistry and can help you benefit from this state-of-the-art technology.

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Westmount Office

4695 Rue Sherbrooke O
Westmount, QC H3Z 1G2

Open Today 7:00am - 4:00pm

All Hours Directions (514) 937-6558