5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Suite 430 Atlanta, GA 30342

Laser Dentistry Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA

At Flax Dental, there’s no need to “grin and bear it.” Our team is dedicated to providing the most cutting-edge, high-quality treatments available in the Atlanta area. Laser dentistry is just one of the ways we help you achieve incredible results and feel completely comfortable along the way.

We can combine science and technology for comfortable care. Lasers allow our team to provide cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures with minimal discomfort. 

Laser Dentistry in Sandy Springs, GA

How We Use Dental Lasers

  • Removing dental decay and old dental fillings
  • Creating ultra-conservative, microscopic fillings
  • Smile design
  • Desensitizing teeth
  • Sterilizing infected root canals
  • Bone shaping and crown lengthening
  • Apicoectomy
  • Periodontal (gum) treatments
  • Assisting oral surgery (often for removing teeth or placing implants)

Discover the Benefits of Dental Lasers

With dental lasers, we can drastically improve your experience in our office. Talk to Dr. Flax about more ways we can use dental lasers for your oral health journey.

Feel More Relaxed

Experience little to no discomfort during a laser treatment. Lasers can also numb a tooth without needles or anesthesia for painless fillings.

Heal Faster with Less Treatment

You’re less likely to need stitches after a laser treatment. You’ll enjoy the benefit of a shorter visit, faster healing, and less bleeding.

Get Accurate Results

High-tech dental lasers are extremely precise, sterile, and minimally invasive. And there’s less chance of developing an infection.

Gum Contouring with Dental Lasers

With state-of-the-art dental lasers, we can create a beautifully sculpted smile with the transformative power of gum contouring. Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves sculpting and reshaping the gum line to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

When performed with dental lasers, this procedure offers unparalleled precision and comfort. Dental lasers allow for targeted removal of excess gum tissue without the need for incisions or sutures. It results in minimal discomfort and faster healing times.

Am I a candidate for gum contouring?

Good candidates for gum contouring have minor to moderate gumline flaws that can be corrected with reshaping. Ideal candidates will have one or more of the following traits:

  • Gummy smile showing excessive gum tissue
  • Uneven gum lines
  • Misshapen or uneven gum contours
  • Tooth appearance distorted by irregular gum line
  • Healthy gums and teeth
  • Realistic cosmetic goals for subtle improvements

At your consultation, Dr. Flax will assess if you’re suited for gum contouring based on an oral exam, tooth proportions, gum health, and your desired results. Modern techniques allow for remarkable precision in reshaping.

Why Choose Flax Dental?

Your smile deserves the very best. Flax Dental is committed to staying at the forefront of dental technology and offering our patients the best in comfort, experience, and results. Our office is equipped with the most advanced laser dentistry technology available today, including the Fotona Lightwalker and Light Instrument Lite Touch lasers. Dr. Flax is also a leader in teaching laser dentistry to other dentists around the world.

Laser Dentistry FAQs

We know that our patients have questions about laser dentistry and our technology. Our practice is dedicated to educating our patients about their dental care options. Therefore, we asked Dr. Flax to answer a few common questions.

How does laser dentistry reduce pain?

Laser dentistry allows us to perform a wide variety of dental procedures more comfortably. Lasers:

  • Make teeth less sensitive during treatment
  • Do not transmit heat or vibration
  • Can replace the drill for many procedures
  • Eliminate the sound of the drill, something that causes many people a lot of anxiety

Do dentists need special training to use dental lasers?

Yes. Dr. Flax completed advanced training courses and certifications in laser dentistry. He also frequently lectures and writes about this topic to people from all over the world. Dr. Flax has trained with leaders in the field of laser dentistry, including the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute.

How do dental lasers work?

Dental lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. The laser acts as a heat source, cutting instrument, or vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. This makes lasers an amazing tool for comfortably and efficiently removing decay, reshaping gums, and altering bone.