Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Enhancing dental treatment with laser technology

The use of soft tissue lasers at Littleton Family Dental allows our doctor and hygienists to treat a wide variety of issues easily and affordably. The treatment is comfortable,  and can make your dental appointment even more efficient.  The use of lasers in dental science has also extended the level of treatment we are able to provide, giving highly accurate and precise results.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive, painless, precise, and effective way of treating dental disorders.  In our office, lasers are used commonly for the following treatments:

  • Cold sores (shortens duration, reduces pain)
  • Canker sores (shortens duration, reduces pain)
  • Periodontal treatment (gum disease treatment)
  • Reduces bacteria throughout mouth to maximize the effectiveness of dental cleanings
  • Gum tissue recontouring/removal
  • Frenectomies

Laser dentistry can resolve several issuespainlessly and quickly, most with no anesthetic or sutures necessary.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is becoming a much more common method of treating dental disorders of the oral cavity. It ensures smooth and effective treatment . Laser dentistry provides the following benefits over traditional methods of treatment:

  • Procedures rarely require the need for anesthetic or sutures
  • Reduced bleeding during procedures
  • Reduced healing time after a procedure

Types of Dental Lasers used in our office

There are two types of dental lasers used for dental procedures which are approved by the FDA:

Soft Tissue Lasers -These lasers are used to treat any soft tissues in and around the oral cavity. This laser treats tissues with heat, and are highly absorbable by water and hemoglobin making them more effective to be used in the more delicate tissue layers.

Hard Tissue Lasers - These lasers are used to alter hard tissues, such as bone. Currently, we do not use this type of laser in our office.

During Your Laser Procedure

Your laser procedure will seem easier than any other dental procedure.  The laser only generates slight warmth and generally does not cause discomfort.

Patients are advised to continue good oral hygiene habits. We will instruct you more about laser dentistry and aftercare tips. 

Call us today to see if laser dentistry is right for you!


26 W. Dry Creek Cir. Suite 375, Littleton, CO 80120

Phone: (303) 797-3867

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (303) 794-4535

  • MON - THU: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • FRI - SUN: Closed
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