Er:YAG Laser

The Er:YAG laser is most often used in hard tissue treatments. The Er:YAG laser can be an invaluable tool in the treatment of moderate to advanced dental cavities. The precision of the laser beam allows Dr. Collins to remove only the diseased tooth enamel, leaving more of the patients' natural tooth. It can also be used in jaw surgery procedures. The pulses of energy emitted by the Er:YAG laser are so short they usually don't trigger a nerve response, resulting in less discomfort during procedures. Because the Er:YAG laser helps Dr. Collins to avoid aggravating sensitive nerves, many procedures can be performed painlessly and without the need for anesthesia.