Q. Is the process pain-free?
A. 95% of patients do not need numbing. Most patients report only a mild cold sensation.
Q. How does it work?
A. We use computer-controlled laser technology to smoothly, quickly, and safely vaporize the hard (teeth) and soft (gums) tissues in one’s mouth.
Q. Does it work with silver (amalgam) fillings?
A. In most cases, the laser allows us to remove amalgam minimizing the loss of tooth structure.
Q. Is the laser good for kids?
A. It’s great for kids. It’s faster, and most procedures are done without a shot, the drill or pain. Because there is no need for a shot, multiple procedures can be done in one appointment, meaning less time at our office. A child can go right back to school or eat right after their appointment because they don’t leave with a numb feeling.
Q. I’m pregnant. Is it OK to have painless laser fillings?
A. Yes, it’s actually better since there is no need to inject a pregnant patient with anesthetics for the majority of procedures.
Q. Is the laser used for cleanings?
A. It is is not a replacement for one’s hygiene check-ups.
Q. Does laser treatment cost more than traditional fillings?
A. No! The treatment costs the same as traditional fillings done with a drill.
Q. Is laser treatment accepted by Insurance?
A. Insurance typically covers the cost of laser treatment just like procedures performed with a drill. Please discuss coverage with us at your appointment.