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Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. In fact, treatments that were once dreaded, like root canal therapy, are now relatively painless. For instance, you may know that many dentists have incorporated lasers as part of their regular treatments. Laser technology can be used to make a variety of treatments more efficient and less intrusive.

Our team can use lasers to treat many areas of your mouth. Laser dentistry is often used as part of a number of treatments, including treating gum disease. Laser dentistry can also be used as part of wisdom teeth removal and other extractions.

However, laser dentistry can be used for a number of less common treatments. For instance, did you know that laser dentistry can be used to help children whose jaw is hindering speech development? Similarly, laser dentistry can be useful for addressing TMJ disorder by helping with inflamed jaw muscles. Lasers are also used in the teeth whitening process.

Laser dentistry can also be useful because it tends to reduce recovery time and is often less painful. In fact, many treatments that are performed with lasers can be done without anesthesia. Furthermore, implementing lasers can reduce bleeding, damage to surrounding tissue, and the need for stitches.

Do you have more questions about laser dentistry? Would you like to learn more about how our team can help you stay healthy and strong? Are you simply hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Valerie Foster? If so, please feel free to contact Valerie A. Foster, DMD, PC by calling us at 503.649.7011. We’re excited to receive your call.