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We at Spyros A. Koutsioukis, D.M.D. are always looking for ways to make your experience more comfortable and more convenient. Laser dentistry can do both of these, making it one of the most exciting new advances in dentistry. Ask us how lasers can help you get a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

What is laser dentistry?

Traditional dentistry uses metal instruments and rotary tools on teeth and gums. Dental lasers use special, highly focused beams of light to perform procedures on teeth and gums, sometimes accompanied by water or air suction to keep the area clean and cool. Dr. Koutsioukis has been specifically trained to use these lasers to perform dental procedures, often making the experience more comfortable for the patient, with fewer visits and less recovery time.

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

Advantages of laser dentistry include the following:

  • Gum surgery can be performed quickly, with less appointments, faster healing time and less discomfort than some traditional surgery
  • Lasers can increase the strength of dental fillings and bonding
  • Post operative sensitivity can be reduced
  • Lasers can be used to thoroughly disinfect teeth and soft tissue
  • Less pain and rapid healing for many procedures

Is it right for me? What procedures can it do?

Dr. Koutsioukis can explain how the lasers work and which procedures they are appropriate for in your circumstances. Lasers are often used to assist in cosmetic gum adjustments and in conjunction with other restorative procedures like deep fillings and crowns to avoid costly periodontal surgery.

Is it safe?

It is extremely safe and has been approved by the American Dental Association for many dental procedures.

Dr. Spyros A. Koutsioukis, utilizing general dentistry services such as laser dentistry to provide healthy beautiful smiles to dental patients in Greenville, Mauldin, Simpsonville, South Carolina and the surrounding communities.