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Your dentist, Dr. Valerie Foster, and dental team care about the way you feel about your dental appointments. We know that sometimes dental treatments can make you uncomfortable and even nervous. But, our Valerie A. Foster, DMD, PC team wants you to have the best experience possible, which is why we use dental lasers at our office.

Dental lasers in Aloha, Oregon, are strong, powerful tools that can aid in many treatments. In fact, they can:

-Remove decay from a tooth while preparing the surrounding enamel for the dental filling

-Destroy bacteria and reshape the gums during a root canal treatment

-Eliminate gum disease from your smile

-Remove lesions from your mouth

-Relieve pain from canker sores

-Perform a biopsy, which means removing a portion of your oral tissues so it can be examined for oral cancer

-Speed up the in-office whitening treatment by activating the bleaching solution and making it penetrate deep into the teeth

Dental lasers can also make you feel more comfortable in the dental chair by:

-Causing less pain compared to a dental drill, which can reduce the need for anesthesia

-Reducing anxiety in patients who are terrified of the dental drill

-Minimizing bleeding and swelling during treatments involving soft tissues

-Preserving more healthy tooth enamel while removing tooth decay and placing a filling

As you can see, dental lasers are very beneficial in many ways. To learn more or to ask any questions about this helpful tool, please call our office today at 503.649.7011. We look forward to helping you!