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How Lasers Are Improving Dentistry Marietta, GA

How Lasers Are Improving Dentistry

Laser technology has dramatically changed the way clinicians treat patients across a wide range of health disciplines.  You are probably well aware of lasers used in surgery or laser therapy to treat skin conditions.  However, did you know that dentists use lasers too?  The use of lasers in dentistry is becoming more and more common.  From drill-free cavity restorations to effective gum treatment, laser therapy allows for a less invasive, more effective and an overall more pleasant dental experience.  Lasers can also eliminate the need for anesthesia, resulting in quicker procedures and less recovery time.

Here are some common ways that your dentist may implement laser technology to treat you better:


Today, lasers can be used to detect and treat cavities more accurately and effectively.  Cutting-edge laser cavity detection equipment can detect cavities at a much earlier stage than traditional methods, which means smaller fillings and less damage to the tooth.  Some dentists are now using drill-free dentistry, which allows them to use lasers to remove tooth decay and prep your teeth for fillings without a drill.


Laser therapy has also significantly improved the way your dentist can both treat your gums and make them look better.   Lasers gently and precisely treat gum disease by helping to create a bacteria-free environment around your teeth, including the deep pockets of gum tissue that are infected.  In addition, many patients choose laser technology for gum recontouring.  In only minutes, gingival recontouring with lasers can improve uneven or bulky gum tissue and create a more attractive smile.

Mouth Sores

If you simply cannot endure the 7-10 days it takes for an ulcer or cold sore to heal, you can ask your dentist to treat it with a soft tissue laser.  Within seconds of treatment, the lesion will no longer be active and your discomfort is relieved.

It is exciting to learn about the ways in which advanced laser technology can improve your dental care.  Gaining a healthy and attractive smile is becoming more and more convenient, effective and comfortable – leaving you no excuses to avoid the dental office!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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