Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools.

The two main types of procedures used for laser dentistry are hard tissue and soft tissue procedures. Hard tissue refers to the teeth, and soft tissue refers to the gums.

Lasers can make dental treatments more efficient, cost effective, and comfortable.

Dental Laser uses a very thin yet powerful beam of light energy to address any dental issues. Because the laser virtually eliminates heat, pressure or vibrations, the dental patient will experience less pain or no pain at all. When a dentist decides to use lasers during dental procedures, they are using one of the
newest and latest dental technologies available today. There are two types of laser: Hard tissue and soft tissue lasers. At Tender Care Dental, we use a dual wavelength class I’ve Gemini soft tissue laser for most of our soft tissue surgery. Some of the procedures we do using laser include;

  1. Exposure of impacted teeth
  2. Frenectomy
  3. Gingivectomy
  4. Gum surgery
  5. Crown lengthening
  6. Gingivoplasty especially after fixed orthodontic treatment.

Why should you consider Laser Dentistry.

Laser dentistry is considered very safe. Lasers have been used in medicine for many years and are considered very safe. The dental laser emits a low-power beam of light that is directed at the target area. This beam of light is absorbed by the target, converting the energy to heat. The heat then destroys the tissue. Because the laser beam is so focused, it is very precise and causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissues.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

The benefits of laser dentistry include:

• Reduced bleeding. The laser seals blood vessels as it cuts through the tissue, which reduces the amount of bleeding.

• Reduced pain. The laser beam is very focused and causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. This results in less pain after the procedure.

• Reduced swelling. The laser also helps to reduce swelling.

• Quicker healing time. The precision of the laser beam leads to quicker healing times.

Are there any risks associated with laser dentistry?

While laser dentistry is considered very safe, there are some risks associated with the procedure. These include:

• Infection. The risk of infection is very low, but it is still a possibility.

• Burns. In rare cases, patients may experience burns around the target area.

• Damage to teeth or gums. The laser beam can cause damage to teeth or gums if not used correctly.

Meet Our Doctors


Dr Gitonga Ndirangu graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Nairobi in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Postgraduate Degree in Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.


Dr. Meera Shah graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Moi University in 2014. She specializes in routine dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.


Dr. Frankline Kidula graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Nairobi in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Postgraduate Degree in orthodontics.


Dr. Johnson Mwangi graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery ( BDS) from the University of Nairobi in 1991. An MBA (Stratgic Management) in 2006 and a post graduate diploma in Oral Implantology from the University of Pretoria and New York University.

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