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Laser Dentistry – Parsippany, NJ

Efficient, Comfortable Treatment

While the use of lasers in medical and dental settings might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, the truth is that lasers have been improving patients’ health for decades! Here at Rauchberg Dental Group, we are proud to use this technology to provide efficient, comfortable treatment. Continue reading this page to learn how laser-based procedures have the potential to elevate your care experience, and get in touch with us when you are ready to book a consultation with our experienced Parsippany dental team.

Why Choose Rauchberg Dental Group for Laser Dentistry?

  • Comfortable, Precise Treatments
  • State-of-the-Art Diode Laser
  • Minimal Bleeding and Fast Recovery

What Are Dental Lasers?

Dental team member holding dental laser

Essentially, a laser is a highly concentrated beam of light. Here at Rauchberg Dental Group, our practice features the Beamer STL 980, a diode laser that converts electrical energy into laser light. It has been on the market for more than 15 years and has a strong record of dentist and patient satisfaction. It is a soft tissue laser, meaning that it is used to carry out treatments on the soft tissues in the mouth, such as the gums.

Types of Laser Dental Treatments

Smiling dental patient looking over her shoulder

Dental lasers can be used to carry out a range of treatments. In our practice, we use the Beamer STL 980 to complete frenectomies (lip and tongue tie treatment), periodontal therapy, and gum recontouring. Here is a bit more information on how these advanced treatments work:

Lip & Tongue Tie Treatment

Infant sticking their tongue out

If you or your child has restricted movement of your lips or tongue due to a large or thick band of connective tissue (called a frenulum or frenum), we may use our laser to perform a simple surgery known as a frenectomy. Essentially, we cut the restrictive tissue in order to free up movement of the oral structures and allow them to function optimally.

Periodontal Therapy

Woman pulling her lip back to show healthy gums

When harmful bacteria invade the gum tissue, gum disease can wreak havoc on a person’s oral and overall health. If you have this condition, we may use our laser to kill those invasive bacteria, remove diseased tissue, and get your smile on the road to recovery.

Gum Recontouring

Illustration of laser performing gum recontouring

If more than a few millimeters of gum tissue are visible when you smile, you have what is known as a “gummy smile.” Very often, we can correct this cosmetic issue by using laser technology to trim the gums in a way that makes the teeth appear longer and creates a more proportionate, more attractive overall appearance.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Happy female dental patient making thumbs up gesture

Some of the most remarkable benefits of laser dentistry include:

  • It tends to be much more precise than procedures performed with traditional instruments.
  • The laser cauterizes the tissue as it moves, which means there is little to no bleeding.
  • Recovery times after laser-based treatments tend to be faster than after treatments performed with traditional instruments.
  • In many cases, we are able to use minimal anesthesia during laser-based procedures.
  • Because of the laser’s remarkable ability to kill bacteria, it minimizes the risk of infections.
  • Sutures are usually not needed after a laser treatment.
  • Laser treatments tend to be fast, which can allow you to save time.