Diode lasers have become an indispensable tool in modern general dental practices, offering a range of benefits that enhance patient care, improve treatment outcomes and streamline various dental procedures. Dr. Ethan Norton may use this laser to provide your treatments and give you the precise and effective care you need to enjoy a healthier mouth and smile. Call Norton Family Dental today at 336-996-6551 to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentist and learn more about the diode laser in Kernersville, North Carolina.

Diode lasers are used in a wide range of treatments, including soft tissue surgeries such as gum reshaping, frenectomies (removal or alteration of the frenulum) and the treatment of periodontal disease. Diode lasers are also utilized in cosmetic dentistry, for procedures such as gingival contouring and depigmentation, where the aesthetics of the gum line are enhanced. Additionally, they play a role in endodontic therapy by sterilizing root canals more effectively than conventional methods, and in teeth whitening, where they speed up the bleaching process by enhancing the action of bleaching agents. They offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods, with the added advantages of reduced bleeding, less post-operative pain and faster healing times.

The mechanism behind diode lasers involves the production of a specific wavelength of light, typically between 810 and 980 nanometers, which is absorbed by the pigments in soft tissues. This absorption process allows for precise cutting, vaporization or coagulation of tissue, depending on the settings used. The precision of diode lasers minimizes damage to surrounding tissues, making treatments more targeted and effective. Diode lasers also help in controlling bleeding during and after procedures as well as reducing your risk of post-operative infection, promoting a healthier oral environment and encouraging better healing.

To find out more about diode lasers, and to make an appointment with our dentist, give us a call today!