Both Dr. Compton and our hygienist, Joy, have received extensive training in dental lasers. This includes diode, Er:YAG, and Nd:YAG. We primarily use the Lightwalker laser, which uses Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers to target hard and soft tissues. They are also both members of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Our laser allows us to perform a number of treatments with greater comfort and precision with reduced healing times. In certain situations, we can remove cavities with the laser instead of the drill without using anesthetic. The laser can be used to treat periodontal disease by reducing pockets, denature disease-causing bacterial, and recontour gum tissue.