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Enjoy modern dentistry with lasers!

What are the benefits of using dental lasers?hoya-con-bio-laser-dentistry

Laser dentists may not need to use anesthesia. This allows our patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can be more precise. Lasers can reduce bleeding, inflammation and heal faster than traditional techniques

What is a laser and how does it work?

A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove, vaporize, or shape tissue.

How are lasers used in dentistry?

Dental lasers can be used to:

  • correct speech problems caused by a tongue-tie, which prevents normal tongue movement.
  • uncover partially erupted wisdom teeth.
  • remove muscle pulls, as seen in orthodontic patients.
  • manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns.
  • remove swollen tissues caused by medications.
  • perform biopsy procedures.
  • remove inflamed gum tissues and reduce the amount of bacteria within a periodontal pocket.
  • remove or reshape excess gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
  • reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
  • LANAP periolase laser procedure treats periodontal disease

periolase-lanapLANAP For Periodontal Disease

Laser periodontal therapy is different from traditional gum surgery that involves removing gum tissue with a scalpel and placing stitches. Instead, diseased tissue is removed with a special laser using an FDA cleared and patented procedure called LANAP, which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.
Click here to learn more about our LANAP laser treatment for periodontal disease treatment.

Are dental lasers safe?biolase-laser-dentistry

Yes, lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. The FDA has determined that lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities and control bleeding during surgery.

With proper training dental lasers are just as safe as other dental instruments.  Just as you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from prolonged exposure to the sun, when you have a  laser procedure, you will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser. Our dentists are trained on the use of soft tissue and hard tissue lasers, call us at 615-383-3690 to make an appointment!


Our office uses Er:YAG laser, a diode laser and an Nd:YAG laser.

To learn more about our practice, please Contact us today!

Phone:  (615) 383-3690

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Drs. Elam, Vaughan and Fleming
2125 Blakemore Nashville TN, 37212
Phone: (615) 383-3690