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Dr. Garant, Whitby, Ontario
 
   Laser Dentistry

 

NO NEEDLE
NO DRILL
NO NUMB LIP

WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY?

Laser technology is engineered and designed to perform special functions without changing or damaging the surrounding tissues or materials of the teeth. Lasers deliver energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by the "target". In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, or gum tissue. There is little or no sound associated with laser treatment.

Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults. Very specific equipment and training are required to incorporate this technology into the dental office. The continuing advancement of this technology is proceeding at a startling rapid pace.

Dr. Garant currently uses the Erbium YAG Laser and the Diode Laser.


Erbium YAG Laser

The DeLight™ Erbium YAG dental laser is a pulsed light that provides pinpoint accuracy to gently remove decay without the need for anesthesia or the drill in most cases.

The ErYAG dental laser helps sterilize as it works, and is less traumatic to the tooth than the drill. Bond strengths of white fillings to the tooth are also improved by 50% over conventional techniques.

The ErYAG laser technique allows you to leave the office without a numb mouth and with a tooth-colored filling that can be chewed on immediately.

Hard Tissue Laser

Diode Laser :

Modern soft tissue lasers are used to cosmetically contour gums, lengthen crowns to provide ample structure for restoration, and treat pockets of infection during gum treatment.

Lasers help sterilize the treatment site, provide the maximum amount of control, minimize bleeding, and are virtually painless during the procedure and post-operatively.

Diode lasers can be used to treat canker and cold sores reducing the pain and speeding up the healing of these conditions.

Soft Tissue Laser

Case Study

decay
laser tip vaporizing decay
decay removed
final restoration

This was a 10 year old child ... no freezing ... no drill ... child said "Way better than drill!"

Case Study

Before
Prepped with laser
Bonded

ErYAG laser without local anesthesia. Teeth are then bonded with tooth-coloured resin. The total treatment time was approximately one hour.


Questions

If you have questions with respect to laser dentistry, Dr. Garant is available to answer questions for you.

 


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