Laser Dentistry

Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry

Jose Marcano, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Orlando, FL

Laser dentistry provides an effective, pain-free alternative to traditional dental tools like drills and scalers. It’s safe, convenient, and typically requires no anesthesia. At the Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry in Orlando, Florida, cosmetic dentist Jose Marcano, DMD, and the team use the Waterlase™ by Biolase® to treat tooth sensitivity, cavities, and gum disease. To schedule an appointment, click the online booking tool or call the office today.

Laser Dentistry Q&A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses targeted beams of laser light to perform a variety of dental procedures. This type of treatment was first developed in the 90s, but it’s become increasingly popular during the last decade.

At Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Marcano and the team conduct laser dentistry using the Waterlase™ by Biolase®. Treatment with Waterlase is minimally invasive and virtually painless. It’s capable of cutting through both hard and soft tissues, including your gums and tooth enamel.

What conditions can laser dentistry treat?

At Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Marcano and the team treat various conditions with laser dentistry, including:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Benign tumors and oral abscesses
  • Cold sores
  • TMJ
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Laser dentistry also helps Dr. Marcano and the team perform routine dental procedures, like fillings, gum contouring, and crown lengthening.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry provides an array of benefits compared to traditional dental tools. Treatment is minimally invasive, so there’s less bleeding, a lower risk of bacterial infections, and quicker recovery times. 

In addition, treatment rarely requires anesthesia. The Waterlase combines water, air, and laser energy to keep your teeth and gums hydrated. This limits the sensation of heat and allows for a virtually pain-free experience.

Who can benefit from laser dentistry?

Anyone living with tooth decay, gum disease, or other similar oral health problems can benefit from laser dentistry. 

Before developing a custom care plan, Dr. Marcano and the team review your dental health history, conduct an oral exam, and ask about your symptoms and lifestyle. Afterward, they take oral X-rays to assess the condition of your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone.

Once the team collects all of the necessary information, they can make recommendations that align with your needs.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is safe and typically well-tolerated. Dr. Marcano and the team have extensive training using the Waterlase, ensuring your comfort and safety. Before laser dentistry treatment begins, you’re asked to put on a pair of special glasses. The glasses help protect your eyes from the laser light.

To further explore laser dentistry, request a consultation at Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool or call the office today.