Laser Dentistry

Rita Bhat, DMD

General Dentistry located in Mooresville, NC

Advanced laser technology has revolutionized both dental and medical spheres. In Mooresville, North Carolina, hard-working and friendly dentist Rita Bhat, DMD, utilizes laser dentistry and the groundbreaking Waterlase Iplus® laser system due to the efficiency, practicality, and superior results it provides. Laser technology can be successfully used in a whole spectrum of dental treatments and procedures — from veneers to deep cleanings and beyond. Call the office or book your appointment online.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry refers to dental treatments and procedures that involve the use of specialized laser technology. For example, safe and precise laser energy is utilized to remove or alter hard and soft tissues.

Some lasers are used to cut harder tissues in the mouth, such as your teeth and bone, while others are specially designed to work on the soft tissues.

Lasers were introduced to dentistry many decades ago and can often help you achieve a better treatment outcome.

What dental treatments involve lasers?

There are over 20 uses of lasers in dentistry that are cleared by the FDA. Most commonly, lasers are used in procedures involving soft tissues in the mouth, but they can also be used on hard tissues. Dr. Bhat utilizes laser technology for a number of purposes, such as to:

  • Cut and remove soft gum tissue
  • Create a trough around the gum for enhanced visibility and dental access
  • Reshape the gums for aesthetic purposes
  • Release overly tight muscle attachments in the mouth and remove excess gum tissue
  • Treat oral ulcers, cold sores, gum infection, and periodontal disease
  • Remove tooth decay
  • Prepare cavities for filling placement
  • Prepare the tooth for a root canal
  • Harden the cement to place a veneer

Lasers are often effectively used as part of teeth whitening treatments to break up the stain particles, so there’s less concentration of color and your teeth appear whiter.

Dr. Bhat uses the advanced Waterlase Iplus laser technology to remove the infected lining of gum tissue around your teeth and support the regeneration of healthy gum tissue to successfully treat periodontal disease. Treating periodontal disease can protect and improve your dental health.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

The use of lasers in dental treatments and procedures offers many benefits, such as:

  • More efficiency
  • A possible reduction in swelling and bleeding during and after surgical procedures
  • Typically less discomfort and less downtime

Laser technology, such as the Waterlase IPlus system offers a refreshing, efficient, and comfortable patient experience compared to the use of traditional dental tools, such as needles, scalpels, and drills. Lasers allow for minimally invasive and exceptionally gentle dental procedures.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Bhat can discuss laser dentistry in more detail, so you know how it works, what to expect, and how you can choose the best treatments to suit your individual needs and oral health.

Discover the impressive benefits of laser dentistry and call Dr. Bhat or schedule online.