Laser Dentistry

Dr. Mike Hopkins is one of the first dentists to offer laser treatment for periodontal disease
and other procedures in Dunedin, FL.

Hopkins General Dentistry is proud to offer laser treatment for periodontal disease in Dunedin FL. By using The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser, all the advantages and uses of laser dentistry are available to patients. The Gemini is the first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser available in the United States. The unique dual wavelength technology combines the optimal melanin absorption of an 810 nanometer wavelength laser with the optimal water absorption of a 980 nanometer wavelength laser.
Dr. Mike Hopkins received his Associate Fellowship Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute.
laser treatment for periodontal disease

How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?

All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.

How are lasers used in dentistry?

Dental lasers can be used to:

  • Reduce harmful bacteria levels from billions to hundreds (Laser Bacterail Reduction)
  • Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
  • Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
  • Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
  • Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
  • Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
  • Perform biopsy procedures.
  • Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
  • Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
  • Help treat infections in root canals.
  • Speed up tooth whitening procedures.

Laser Dentistry Advantages:

  • Laser procedures are more precise.
  • Reduces symptoms and healing times.
  • Reduces, pain, bleeding, and swelling.hopkins-dentistry-laser-dentistry
  • Control bleeding during surgery.
  • Reduces the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities.
  • Anesthesia is less likely to be needed.

For more information please call
Hopkins General Dentistry
(727) 733-1175.

To view brochures about laser treatment for periodontal disease click on the links below.

Herpetic Laser Treatment Brochure
Laser Bacterial Reduction Brochure
Periodontal Disease Laser Treatment Brochure
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Brochure