Dr. Mulder is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and has been certified for use on all wave lengths of dental lasers. For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, laser dentistry may be the right choice. Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target”.
In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Often times no local anesthesia is required. Unlike the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures, it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster. Lasers offer a degree of precision and control previously unattainable with traditional dental tools, in a fraction of the time. Laser dentistry can reduce excessive bleeding and eliminate the need for anaesthesia or stitches after surgery.
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Dr. Stephen Mulder DDS is pleased to provide complete dental care to patients throughout West Michigan and beyond. Many of his patients move out of state and return to see him despite living outside of Michigan. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 616.447.1700 or complete our online consultation form.