LASER Dentistry In Madison NJ

What Is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is the use of energy-based devices in dentistry. Hard and soft tissue lasers allow Dr. Jang to perform surgical procedures with maximum precision and comfort. Laser therapy is often more comfortable and less damaging than dental drills and scalpel tools.

During laser surgery, Dr. Jang directs a focused beam of light directly into your gum tissue or teeth to treat common dental concerns, like tooth decay (cavities) or gum disease.

What Are The Different Uses For Laser Therapy In Dentistry?

Lasers can cut through hard and soft tissues, allowing Dr. Jang to perform:

Cavity Treatment

When you have a cavity, Dr. Jang removed the decayed portion of your tooth to make room for the filling. Usually, he uses a drill to remove the decayed piece. Not only is this method uncomfortable, but it may also mean removing part of your healthy tooth structure.

Laser cavity treatment is a safer, more comfortable way to remove decay and protect your healthy tooth structure.

Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums. The disease occurs when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, penetrates beneath the gum line. As pockets of plaque accumulate, they release toxins that eat away at your tooth-supporting structures.

Laser periodontal treatment allows Dr. Jang to clean out these pockets of plaque and seal your gum line to prevent new bacteria growth.

Biopsy Sample

A soft tissue laser can take a sample of tissue from your mouth for testing if Dr. Jang uncovers an abnormal growth or lesion in your mouth.

Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitivity from hot and cold temperatures typically stems from your tooth roots. If you have tooth sensitivity, Dr. Jang can perform laser treatment to seal your tooth roots and protect against sensitivity.

What Are The Benefits Of Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy offers many benefits over traditional dental surgery, including:

  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced downtime
  • Less bleeding
  • Minimal pain
  • No need for anesthesia or stitches

Because lasers are more precise than cutting tools, Dr. Jang can preserve as much of your healthy tissue as possible during surgery.

Call Wonseok Jang, DDS, MDS, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser therapy.
Call us: 973-377-7088