Laser dentistry: Advanced care in Cedar Hills, UT

Laser DentistryWhile once the stuff of science fiction movies, laser technology has now become so integrated into our daily lives that we tend to take it for granted. Families in the Cedar Hills, UT area also have access to the high-tech oral health benefits of laser dentistry right now, in the care of Dr. Brian Isaacson.

About laser technology

A laser is a device that emits a focused beam of coherent light – a specific wavelength or color. The intensity of the beam, created by optical amplification, produces a great deal of energy. Yet because the ray is so fine, it can be precisely controlled.

The concept of the laser is credited to Albert Einstein in 1917, with the first functioning device patented in 1960. Since that time, laser technology has continued to evolve into new wavelength bands, pulse duration, power output, and other areas that are extremely beneficial in medicine and dentistry.

Practice in Cedar Hills, UT provides gentle laser dentistry

Throughout this career, Dr. Isaacson has invested in training and instrumentation to bring the best that modern dentistry has to offer to his patients, including laser technology.

He and his team at Cedar Hills Family Dentistry use lasers for preventive, soft tissue procedures including:

  • Screening for oral cancers.
  • Detecting areas of tooth decay too small to be seen by the human eye.
  • Revealing calculus (hardened plaque) below the gum line.
  • Excising diseased gum tissue.
  • Disinfecting periodontal pockets.
  • Treating mouth ulcers, canker sores, and cold sores.
  • Removing benign tumors, cysts, and lesions.

Benefits of laser dentistry

Oral surgeries performed with a soft tissue laser are virtually painless, and result in less swelling and post-procedure discomfort than traditional techniques. The laser automatically cauterizes (seals blood vessels) for minimal bleeding, and sterilizes for reduced chance of secondary infection.

Cedar Hills Family Dentistry in Cedar Hills, UT brings compassion and science together with laser dentistry. New patients are welcome – call (801)-756-9154.