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Laser Dentistry

Dentists offered in Houston, TX

Laser Dentistry services offered in the greater Houston, TX area

Laser dentistry provides a safe and pain-free alternative to treatment with traditional handheld dental tools. At Cham Dental in Houston, Texas, general and family dentist Nada Alsawaf, DDS, and her team use laser dentistry for various procedures, including teeth whitening, fillings, and gum disease treatment. To see if you can benefit from laser dentistry, call Cham Dental today and schedule an appointment, or book your visit online.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

Laser dentistry sounds scary. Is it safe?

Absolutely. Laser dentistry has been commercially used for over 30 years, but it's become especially popular during the last decade. It uses highly concentrated beams of light (lasers) to remove or reshape your mouth’s hard and soft tissues. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves laser dentistry for several types of treatment. It’s efficient, cost-effective, and presents few risks. 

The Cham Dental team boasts years of experience performing laser treatment. After an oral exam, a series of 3D digital X-rays, and a discussion of your goals, they can make personalized treatment recommendations. 

What problems can laser dentistry treat?

The Cham Dental team uses laser dentistry to treat various oral health problems, including the following:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Cavities
  • Benign tumors
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Cold sores

You might benefit from laser dentistry if you need dental restorations. The Cham Dental team uses lasers for crown lengthening –– a procedure that reshapes your bone and gum tissue in preparation for a crown.

Does laser dentistry use different types of lasers?

The Cham Dental team performs laser dentistry using various kinds of lasers, including:

Hard tissue lasers

Hard tissue lasers cut through your tooth enamel. Their wavelengths are absorbed through a combination of water and the minerals found in your teeth. The Cham Dental team uses hard lasers to prepare teeth for fillings or restorations.

Soft tissue lasers

Soft tissue lasers use wavelengths absorbed by water and hemoglobin –– a protein in your red blood cells. The Cham Dental team uses these lasers to treat gum disease and to encourage tissue regrowth.

Does laser dentistry use special safety equipment?

Before undergoing laser dentistry, the Cham Dental team gives you special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser. Wear your glasses throughout the entire visit unless your provider says removing them is okay. 

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Undergoing laser dentistry at Cham Dental offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Faster healing wounds and tissue regeneration
  • Less damage to your teeth and surrounding tissues
  • No anesthesia necessary
  • Minimal bleeding (laser tools promote clotting)
  • Reduced risk of infection

After treatment, you can return to work and other activities right away. There’s no downtime or recovery period. 

Call Cham Dental today to see if you can benefit from laser dentistry, or book your appointment online.