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What Is Laser Dentistry?

  • May 13, 2011

Affordable Mountain Brook Tooth Whitening The word ‘LASER’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every Michigan industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.

Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced Birmingham MI dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow Birmingham MI cosmetic dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.

How does laser dentistry benefit our Birmingham dental patients?

  • Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
  • Shorter healing time
  • Decreased chance of infection
  • Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary

Birmingham  dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in a root canal, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.

If you are interested in any of these procedures, call Duffield Dentistry at 248-721-4979.  Dr. Larry Duffield has been providing unsurpassed general and cosmetic dentistry  for years.

The latest dental technology is useless without the skill and experience necessary to deliver the best possible outcomes. Let us show you some photos of the results we routinely achieve at Duffield Dentistry in Birmingham, MI.


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