To improve the quality of service provided, Dr. James E. Gaff offers laser dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, meaning a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy. It is the high energy of lasers that make it useful in general medicine and dentistry. The laser can act as a cutting instrument or to vaporize tissues during surgical procedures. A laser can also be used to cure a filling or to enhance the bleaching agents during teeth whitening. The laser’s intense, narrow wavelength has a predictable and powerful effect when it contacts both hard and soft tissues of the body.
Our dentist uses the Deka CO2 Soft Tissue Laser. The laser beam can be precisely directed to only the tissues needing treatment, and the way it works virtually eliminates bleeding and sterilizes the area at the same time. All of this translates to higher quality treatments. Our dentist uses the soft tissue laser for cosmetic gum re-contouring, root canal therapy, decay detection and elimination, incisions cauterizing, removal of growths, and biopsies. Our greatest use is in the treatment of periodontal disease or gum disease.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.