Gulf Canada Square Dental – Laser Dentistry Procedures

We know that many people are petrified to visit the dentist because of the pain felt during a past procedure. Even just the whining noise of the dental drill is enough to bring back traumatic memories for some people.

dr-tomimoto-waterlaseWe use lasers extensively in our practice because lasers are ideal for preventative dentistry and are minimally invasive for most procedures. Since there is no noise when using lasers in laser dentistry, the most anyone experiences during a laser procedure is a rush of cool air from the suction used to clean the area being worked on.

In fact we use several different kinds of lasers that all are focused on providing you with the following benefits:

    1. Your Comfort – Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of the pain associated with the use of a traditional drill. Since a laser cuts hard or soft tissue without heat, vibration or pressure, we can generally use less shots or anesthesia. Using a laser also reduces bleeding, post-operative pain and swelling. It can also relieve the need for pain medication in many cases.
    2. waterlase-laser-infoAccuracy and Precision – A laser can remove decay in tooth enamel (the hardest substance in the human body) while leaving the surrounding tooth unaffected.
    3. Reduced Trauma – Using conventional dental drills can cause hairline fractures in teeth that can eventually lead to future dental problems. The gentle action of the laser reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth minimizing trauma.


  • Fewer Dental Visits – Since you may not need anesthetic when using a laser, rather than having you come back for multiple visits we may be able to perform procedures for you that may have taken several visits and required a referral to a specialist.
  • Less Bleeding and Swelling – Due to the laser’s gentle cutting action and healing capabilities. We can perform many procedures on gums and other soft tissues with little or no bleeding and less post-operative swelling.
  • TMJ Relief – If you are experiencing pain in your ear, jaw, tooth or neck pain, muscle and/or tension headaches, you may have TMJ disorder. Your pain may be relieved Laser Therapy in as little as 2 to 6 treatments.
  • Periodontal Uses – Lasers can be used for everyday dental scaling and root planing procedures. This is called Laser Assisted Periodontal Treatment (LAPT).
  • Versatility – The laser has been approved use in for over 60 different dental procedures!

What Do We Use Laser Dentistry for at Gulf Canada Square Dental?

red-waterlaseWhile the list of what treatments can be performed using lasers is quite extensive. Lasers can be used for everything from Cosmetic Dental Treatments to General Dentistry Treatments as well as Family Dental procedures. Some of the more common uses of lasers in our practice are for the following procedures:

Benefits of Choosing Laser Dentistry Procedures

With laser dentistry it allows us to be faster and more effective at delivering you our dental services. Since we can perform many procedures without anesthetic there is generally less trauma experienced and your swelling can be tremendously reduced. At Gulf Canada Square Dental we are proud to offer our patients lasers dentistry for most treatments.

We Invite Your To Call Us at (403) 262-9455 to book your Laser Dentistry appointment today!

Laser Dentistry FAQs

Q) Are Lasers Safe?

A) Yes – Lasers are government approved and are extremely safe. They have the benefit of being able to be used with pinpoint accuracy. Lasers have many benefits including allowing us to sterilize the area being worked on as well as allowing soft-tissue to heal more quickly.

Q) Why should I choose Laser Dentistry?

A) Two of the most beneficial aspects of laser dentistry is the dramatically enhanced precision of the laser (to focus on the targeted tooth or tissue), as well as the low level of pain associated with the procedure and post-procedure. Also procedures can generally be performed faster and more efficiently. Another major benefit is little or no freezing is required for a lot of treatments.

Q) How much does Laser Dentistry cost?

A) Each laser dental procedure varies due to treatment type, time, and other factors. It is best to inquire with our admin team about potential cost as well as the types of insurance the office will accept.

Q) What is the recovery time for Laser Dentistry procedures?

A) The recovery time will depend on the type of procedure performed, how your body usually heals from injuries/surgeries, among other factors. However, most individuals experience full recovery in about half the time that it takes them to heal from traditional means of dentistry (i.e., drills).

Q) How accurate are the lasers?

A) Lasers can be refined to have pinpoint accuracy and can be narrowed to make incisions (holes) as small as one-fifth of a millimeter across. It is safe to say that they can and are more accurate than a standard dental drill.