Heriford and Heriford Smile Design and Dental Center

Dr. Susan Herfird and Dr. William Heriford

2003 Meade Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23434

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(757) 539-1492
(757) 539-5239

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Using laser dentistry, your dentist is able to deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results.

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 laser treatments are so precise.

Two types of laser dentistry

There are two different types of laser dentistry: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue includes treatments such as cavity detection, dental fillings, and improving tooth sensitivity. Soft tissue treatments include gum reshaping, gum surgery, and improving muscle attachment.

Procedures such as removing benign oral cancers, nerve regeneration, overcoming sleep apnea, teeth whitening, and TMD treatment are also considered laser dentistry treatments.

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

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