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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry services offered in Newport Beach, CA

Laser dentistry has transformed the way providers deliver dental care. At Newport Dental Arts in Newport Beach, California, David Wilhelm, DDS, uses the Biolase® laser to treat a wide variety of dental conditions with enhanced precision, comfort, and less downtime than traditional methods. Call Newport Dental Arts or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about laser dentistry.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses a concentrated beam of light to perform a variety of dental treatments with a higher level of precision than traditional treatments. Unlike scalpels and cutting tools, laser dentistry penetrates through decay, soft tissue, and bone without causing surrounding damage. Less injury to the tissues in your mouth can result in a shorter recovery and less pain for you.

What can laser dentistry treat?

Dr. Wilhelm uses laser dentistry to treat a wide range of conditions. He may recommend laser dentistry to:

  • Remove tooth decay, including hardened tartar
  • Detect cavities
  • Treat cold sores and canker sores
  • Whiten teeth
  • Treat tooth sensitivity
  • Harden tooth-colored fillings
  • Remove noncancerous growths
  • Treat gum disease



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Laser Cold Sore Treatment

The Biolase® can cut through soft tissue gently. If you have a gummy smile — when your gums appear disproportionately long compared with your teeth — the laser can remove excess tissue to cosmetically enhance your smile.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers many advantages over traditional treatment methods, including:


Compared with traditional drills, lasers emit beams that only target specific areas of tissue. As a result, they typically offer a more comfortable experience.


The Biolase device allows Dr. Wilhelm enhanced control to make more precise cuts in hard and soft tissue to prevent unnecessary damage to your surrounding tissues.


Laser dentistry can replace drills and cutting devices in a wide array of treatments to perform procedures with less pain, bleeding, and downtime than traditional surgery.

Lower risk of infection

Laser devices simultaneously cut and cauterize the treated tissue to promote blood clotting and lower the risk of infection.

Shorter recovery

With less tissue damage, laser dentistry procedures typically result in shorter recovery times than traditional procedures.

Why should I try laser dentistry?

If you frequently experience dental anxiety, laser dentistry may be right for you. Most patients with dental phobias find laser treatments to be quieter and less painful than traditional procedures. Laser devices also reduce the need for anesthesia, so you can recover quicker at home.

To learn more about laser dentistry, call Newport Dental Arts or schedule an appointment online today.