About Laser Dentistry

Posted on August 24, 2016

Oral health is important to maintain overall body health. It is critical that oral issues be recognized and addressed as quickly as possible. Dr. Lawrence Duffy and Dr. Kyle Duffy provide quality laser dentistry in Orlando, FL. Learn more about the process and its benefits.

Its Purpose

Lasers are commonly used as a non-invasive option to address a number of health issues. Laser dentistry is commonly used to address gum disease. This inflammatory disease commonly affects the structures that support the teeth. When teeth are not properly cared for, plaque can be left on the teeth, which can develop into tartar and lead to bacteria growing in the mouth. The bacteria causes the gums to swell and become red. If not properly treated it can lead to gum recession, and eventually decay. Teeth may also become loose, fall out or have to be removed.

How it Works

Laser dentistry can be used to perform laser gum surgery to treat gum disease. Both doctors at The Center for Dental Anesthesia are certified in the LANAP® protocol. This procedure allows the doctors to remove harmful gum tissue and bacteria from the tooth without effecting healthy tissue or damaging the tooth. To accomplish this, the laser makes an incision in the pocket around the tooth and all work is completed through this small incision.


In the past oral surgeries were usually conducted using scalpels. This invasive method would usually involve stitches and possible pain after the surgery. The LANAP® procedure allows the dentists to remove the bacteria from the gums with minimal invasive procedures. There are a few benefits that come with such a procedure:

• The laser stimulates the gum tissue and promotes faster healing.
• The small laser incisions require no stitches and reduce inflammation and bleeding, which usually result in less pain.
• There is no worry of healthy gum tissue being destroyed.
• Existing teeth are protected and the bone is strengthened.

It is clear to see how laser dentistry can be quite beneficial. Contact us today for your laser dentistry in Orlando, FL.