The future of modern dentistry is now available with Dr. Stephen Hoard. Using Laser technology in his New Bern, NC dentist office, Dr. Hoard offers his patients state of the art dental care. It is estimated that fewer than 10% of dentists have incorporated laser dentistry techniques into their practices and treatments.

What Can Laser Dentistry Do?

Dental lasers allow Dr. Hoard to perform many soft tissue procedures that traditionally require surgery. Laser dentistry allows the dentist to isolate the precise treatment area which reduces trauma to other parts of the mouth. This reduces the need for anesthesia before the procedure and additionally reduces bleeding and swelling during and after the procedure. Patients experience little if any postoperative pain following use of a laser.

Procedures Commonly Performed with Laser Dentistry:

One of the most common procedures that Dr. Hoard uses the dental laser for is cosmetic reshaping of the gums. Patients who have a “gummy smile” benefit greatly from having excess gum tissue removed to expose more of the tooth structure. This technology is also instrumental in completing smile makeovers that are extremely natural looking.

Other procedures include:

  • Treatment of gum disease and gingivitis
  • Treat and accelerate healing of canker sores and cold sores
  • Biopsies
  • Treatment of abscess
  • Tissue removal for dental implants and slow erupting teeth