Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry, PC

Your child is special. We specialize in children.

Sean A. Cooper, DDS Amanda E. Day, DDS, MS Michael J. Purcell, DDS
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
(503) 363-5865
1105 12th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Laser Dentistry

laser dentistry

Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience.

Benefits of Laser Therapy

There are several benefits to receiving a laser therapy dental treatment.

  • Many laser treatments do not require anesthesia, and the recovery time is much quicker than with traditional treatment methods.
  • Treatments are more comfortable.
  • There is potentially less of a chance of bacterial infection because the laser sterilizes the area treated.

Two Types of Laser Dentistry

There are two different types of laser dentistry: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue includes treatments such as dental fillings and tooth sensitivity improvements. Soft tissue treatments include pulpotomies (pediatric root canal), frenectomies (muscle attachment improvements ), and gum recontouring.

To learn more about laser dentistry and how you may benefit from a laser treatment, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment.

Maximum Comfort — Complete Efficiency — Stunning Results

Dental anxiety, whether mild or severe, can prevent patients of all ages from taking a proactive approach to receiving dental care. Waterlase MD works without heat, vibration, and drilling to provide a minimally invasive, precise, comfortable alternative to traditional treatments.

What is Waterlase MD?

The Waterlase MD utilizes advanced laser technology to:

  • Help reduce patient anxiety
  • Provide minimally invasive restorations
  • Significantly reduce the need for retreatment
  • Comfortably prepare patients for fillings, root canals, and cosmetic treatment
  • Provide treatment using less anesthesia
  • Reduce bleeding, post-operative swelling, or pain after treatment
  • Provide a more efficient treatment in less time

How does it work?

Laser dentistry has revolutionized the way patients receive dental treatment. The Waterlase MD uses the high-tech combination of YSGG (yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet) laser energy and water to provide a more comfortable dental experience with lasting results.

The Waterlase MD is so precise that your child's doctor is able to perform restorations to the teeth, gum, and bones without causing damage to surrounding areas in the mouth.

Is it safe?

The Waterlase MD is safe and effective. First approved for use in 1998, the Waterlase MD is now used by dentists around the world to deliver accurate, comfortable treatments that meet the needs of patients of all ages.