Laser Dentistry Asheville, NC

Laser Dentistry An Overview

Laser dentistry has revolutionized the way common dental issues, like periodontal disease, are treated. Dental lasers offer patients a more precise and comfortable treatment option for their dental concerns.  They can be employed to address a wide range of treatments, including tooth preparation, soft tissue removal, and periodontal therapy.
Many dentists incorporate laser dentistry into their practice because it helps reduce dental anxiety, promotes faster healing and creates more accurate results. Dental lasers are safe to use on all types of patients and help protect the integrity of the teeth, gums, and surrounding structures. Since lasers can pinpoint their exact treatment area, it eliminates the risk of damage to the surrounding area as well as reduce pain and discomfort during treatment.

Benefits of Dental Lasers

Incorporating laser dentistry into our practice has allowed our team to offer patients these key benefits:

  • Reduced risk of infection after treatment
  • Quicker healing and tissue regeneration
  • Reduced bleeding during treatment
  • Minimizes the need for stitches and sutures
  • Preserves more of the natural tooth structure

What Are Dental Lasers Used To Treat?

Dental lasers are versatile technology that can be implemented in cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures. Lasers can be used on both soft and hard tissue and in these common dental treatments:

  • Tooth preparation: Laser can be used as an alternative to a dental drill. A laser can help prepare the tooth for a filling and eliminate the need for drilling and anesthesia.
  • Gum Surgery: Can eliminate the need for traditional gum surgery by removing diseased tissue without having to cut open the gums.
  • Gum contouring: Dental lasers can help improve the appearance of a “gummy smile, “remove soft tissue folds, and aid in the crown lengthening procedure.
  • Frenectomy: Lasers can help aid in the frenectomy procedure, allowing patients to recover quickly and with minimal to no discomfort.

Laser Dentistry What to Expect

Dr. Harrison has incorporated laser dentistry for both hard and soft tissues into many treatment plans for the best possible patient experience. The type of laser used will depend on the type of treatment needed.

With a dental laser, there is typically no need for anesthesia, invasive procedures and a lengthy recovery period.

Dr. Jody Harrison, DDS, MS

Why choose Jody S. Harrison, DDS, MS?

Dr. Jody Harrison is a highly trained and experienced periodontist, offering comprehensive care for your oral health needs. We offer periodontal services, cosmetic gum treatments, dental implants and a range of periodontal surgical procedures to address complex dental health concerns.

Known for his kind, caring and friendly chairside manner, Dr. Harrison provides personalized care. Our Asheville dental practice uses advanced technology, including 3-D digital scanning to evaluate, plan and deliver care that is designed to meet your unique needs and goals. We offer treatment for all stages of gum disease, missing teeth and cosmetic concerns related to gum recession or a gummy smile.