Laser Dentistry FAQs: Soft Tissue, Gums & Tooth Whitening Using Laser

What is the cost of dental laser therapy?

The type of treatment to be performed with dental lasers and the type of sedation required would determine the cost of dental laser therapy. Moreover, the benefits of your insurance plan would determine the price of your procedure. You can schedule a consultation with us to determine the ideal treatment for you and then check with your insurance coverage. You can approach us for any questions you might have. Our team is here to serve you.

Will my insurance cover my dental laser treatment?

Either your dental or medical or both might cover your dental laser therapy based on the reason for your need for gum treatment. You can call your insurance agency and discuss your insurance benefits; we can help you in doing the same. If you have any other questions, you can always reach out to us.

Are dental lasers harmful?

No. dental lasers are not harmful. We adhere to strict guidelines on the use of various wavelengths and power levels, depending on the field of care, to ensure a healthy and comfortable experience. Moreover, Dr. Adatrow is an expert in laser treatments, so you are absolutely in safe hands.

What measures should I take after undergoing dental laser treatment?

Following dental laser therapy, adherence to the oral home care regimen is essential to maintaining the mouth as clean as possible and enhancing the probability of effective healing and a good outcome. Blood clots can form after laser gum surgery. It is incredibly necessary not to dislodge tiny clots that grow inside and around the gums. They are an integral part of the healing process. Additionally, our dental team would provide you with post-treatment instructions to be followed, including instructions about brushing and flossing.

Can I choose dental laser treatment?

Dr. Adatrow best decides eligibility for dental laser treatment. He will provide you with the best treatment options based on your oral health status and medical condition.

What laser is used in the Advanced Dental Implants and TMJ Center clinic?

We use Waterlase, which is a part of the BIOLASE brand. It is one of the leading innovators in dental lasers in the world.

Why get Laser Dentistry at Advanced Dental Implants & TMJ Center?

We at Advanced Dental & TMJ Center strive to provide world-class care to our patients. We make sure that all our patients are comfortable and satisfied with their treatment. Dr. Adatrow is passionate about providing personalized care. He spends time with the patients, understands his patient's condition, and recommends the best possible treatment. He has intensively trained in the University of Tennessee and Indiana University hospital for treating gum diseases, performing dental laser therapy, and administering sedation to his patients. He is the only practicing board-certified periodontist and prosthodontist in the southern United States. He has experience of more than 17 years.

Can dental lasers reduce tooth sensitivity?

Yes, dental lasers have been proven by studies to seal dentinal tubules and, as a result, reduce tooth hypersensitivity. However, before treating teeth hypersensitivity, we should understand the cause, whether teeth sensitivity is due to wearing away of enamel or receding away of gums or due to tartar accumulation or a cavity. This would enable us to address the root cause and provide you better treatment.

Am I eligible for Laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment can be done for almost everyone except for people with highly severe periodontal disease or people with severe general health issues. Dr. Adatrow will assess your oral and medical health and recommend the optimal treatment for your condition.

Is Laser gum treatment painful?

Laser therapy is mostly pain-free. Usually, we use local anesthetics to keep you relaxed during the procedure. You can even ask Dr. Adatrow for the option of sedation if you are anxious about the procedure.

What are the drawbacks of dental lasers?

Dental lasers cannot be used in the following situations –
  • Lasers cannot be used on a tooth with a filling
  • Lasers cannot be used on a cavity in between the teeth.
  • Lasers are not effective in treating extensively decayed teeth.
  • Lasers are unable to remove any damaged crowns or bridges

What is low-level laser therapy (LLLT)?

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also referred to as low-level light therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM), is low-intensity light therapy. The effect is not thermal but photochemical. Light causes biochemical changes in cells and can be linked to the mechanism of photosynthesis in plants.

Why Waterlase?

Waterlase is a gentle and safe alternative to conventional dental instruments. Waterlase can perform several procedures without a shot or a drill using laser energy and water spray.

How does Wateralse work?

Waterlase incorporates water, air, and laser energy for safer usage of human tissue in the mouth. Our teeth are mainly made of water, and when the laser contacts the tooth, it triggers the water molecules to cut through the tooth. Since the laser is continuously spraying water, it keeps the tooth hydrated, preventing heat and giving you an almost pain-free experience!

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