Laser Dentistry

Improve the look and health of your smile with laser dentistry

Laser dentistry is a revolutionary technology for both dentists and patients. In particular, the diode soft tissue laser is a high-precision tool that doesn’t require any scalpel use or sutures.

As a result, it reduces postoperative pain, facilitates more efficient surgeries and minimises tedious follow up appointments. These benefits create a much more comfortable experience for our patients.

At Charlestown Dental Centre, we address an array of issues with state-of-the-art laser dental treatment in Newcastle NSW. Book an appointment today to get started on your path to the perfect smile.


What is laser dental treatment?

The term laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Laser dentistry uses this non-invasive technology to treat a range of dental issues. A focused beam of light is used to reshape or remove the target tissue, cure bonding agents or activate bleaching agents in the teeth whitening process. 

Laser dentistry reduces and sometimes even entirely removes the need for invasive tools like dental drills, in turn helping you to feel more comfortable throughout treatment. With full control over the power output and exposure times, your dentist will apply this breakthrough technology to your exact needs safely.


What can laser dentistry help to treat?

Gummy smile

Laser gum treatment is a quick and affordable way to reshape and remove excess gum tissue, revealing more of the teeth beneath for a more balanced smile. 

Tooth decay 

Laser dentistry can remove and reshape tooth enamel for a filling with greater efficiency than a dental drill. They also help to bond a filling to the tooth and get rid of decayed tissue during a root canal treatment.

Impacted wisdom teeth

A dental soft tissue laser  can remove gum tissue standing in the way of wisdom teeth that are only partially erupted or completely impacted.

Stained and discoloured teeth

Lasers are usually utilised in teeth whitening treatments to activate the bleaching agent and accelerate the process. The safe wavelength does not penetrate deeply into your teeth. 

Periodontal disease

Infected and inflamed gum tissue can be removed with minimal impact on surrounding healthy tissue and a quick recovery time. Lasers are also used to reveal teeth roots and eliminate plaque.

Sensitive teeth

Dental lasers can help to seal tubules in tooth roots, which works to lower your sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages.

Mouth ulcers

If you suffer from ulcers, lesions or other growths in your mouth, then lasers may be used to take away tissue for a biopsy without the pain.


Discover the benefits of laser dentistry

Laser dentistry brings a host of advantages for our patients compared to traditional cosmetic and restorative dental methods. As well as being more efficient and comfortable, dental lasers can:

  • Reduce treatment duration and recovery time
  • Help to prevent the need for anaesthesia and sutures; 
  • Minimise bleeding, swelling and scarring by stimulating blood clotting;
  • Greater comfort and less anxiety;
  • Lower the risk of bacterial infection as it sterilises the treated area.

To experience the many advantages of laser dentistry for yourself, arrange a consultation with Charlestown Dental Centre today.

Get started with laser dentistry in Newcastle 

Looking for laser dentistry in Newcastle, NSW? Please get in touch with the amazing team at Charlestown Dental Centre to make an appointment today. Our experienced dentists will determine and discuss the best solutions for your treatment goals.

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for laser dentistry?

Most patients are eligible for soft tissue laser, including those who are pregnant or diagnosed with diabetes. 

However, if you are unsure whether this treatment is right for you, our dental professionals are happy to answer any additional questions you may have. To learn more, please book an appointment for Invisalign in Newcastle today.

How do soft tissue dental lasers work?

Soft tissue lasers transmit a beam of energy that penetrates into the target area of your oral cavity, such as periodontal pockets. This energy is then absorbed by haemoglobin, melanin, and other chromophores related to the concern, restricting treatment to the unhealthy tissue. Dental lasers also seal the surrounding blood vessels and nerve lining, speeding up the healing process.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team at Charlestown Dental Centre on 1300 794 797 or book an appointment online today. We are always happy to help!

Do gums grow back after laser surgery?

No. Laser dentistry contours the bone beneath your gums, achieving long-term results with no gum tissue regrowth. However, to help your mouth stay healthy, it is important to maintain good oral care after laser dental treatment.

Does gum lasering hurt? 

No. While you may feel a light, cooling sensation, gum lasering does not hurt. The laser penetrates soft tissue to block nerve terminals and blood vessels, making the treatment relatively painless compared to traditional drills. As a result, anaesthesia is not required as often.

How long does laser gum surgery take to heal?

The length of time it takes for your gums to heal after laser gum surgery depends on the extent and severity of your condition. That said, recovery generally takes between two to four weeks, while deeper treatment can take months to heal fully.

At Charlestown Dental Centre, we will explain the estimated recovery duration for your precise treatment during your initial consultation. To arrange an appointment, please call our friendly team on 1300 794 797 or book online today.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes, laser dentistry is considered to be completely safe when performed by a qualified dentist with the specific training required to administer this technology. You will also be provided with protective eyewear to wear throughout the laser treatment.

How much does laser dentistry cost?

The cost of laser dentistry depends on the extent and complexity of treatment required, as well as the type of laser used.To confirm the cost of your treatment plan, please book an appointment for laser dentistry in Newcastle today.


Make an appointment with Charlestown Dental Centre today!