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Laser Dentistry

Laser may sound scary and make you think of Star Wars or James Bond, but lasers used in healthcare are very gentle.  Lasers use concentrated beams of light energy to target specific tissues and are the standard of care for many procedures in ophthalmology, cardiac and brain surgery, and dermatology.  In dentistry, we use lasers to precisely treat both soft and hard tissue.

Lasers are quieter than drills, reduce the need for anesthetic and target tissue with a narrow beam to allow pinpoint, safe, concentrated therapy.

Benefits of lasers include, precision, reduction in pain/inflammation, and less bleeding and swelling.

Lasers can be used to treat multiple dental and medical conditions:

TMJ Pain

Tongue Ties and Frenectomies

Gum Disease

Snoring and Sleep Apnea


LightScalpel® Frenectomies

laser frenectomy is laser excision of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents part of the body from moving too far. The doctors at Adams Dental are specially trained to use the LightScalpel® CO2 laser for the frenectomy procedure(s).

The advantages of LightScalpel® laser therapy compared to traditional scalpel surgery are less bleeding, less discomfort, and faster recovery. The laser offers Adams Dental with another tool that helps us provide painless, superior care to our patients.

Frenectomies can be safely and efficiently performed with the LightScalpel® CO2 laser with predictable, repeatable and fast tissue release/ablation and instant hemostasis.


Nightlase ™ treatment helps reducing snoring and sleep-disordered breathing and their side effects by non-surgically opening the airway, reducing its collapsibility and or retraining the musculature.  Nightlase ™ uses gentle laser energy to rejuvenate soft tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect helping to keep the airway open.

The Nightlase ™ treatment is strictly a therapy to help maintain a more open airway during sleep and daytime hours.  It is not meant to be cure snoring or sleep-disordered breathing. Due to patient variability the treatment results


Do you desire fuller lips but dislike needles?  Liplase ™ is an exciting new laser treatment that rejuvenates, plumps and defines the shape of your lips in a safe and non-invasive way.

Unlike using injectable fillers, Liplase ™ involves no artificial substances, and only uses gentle laser energy to stimulate the process of your own collagen remodeling.  With Liplase ™ you can naturally achieve greater volume combined with an optimal balance between the upper and lower lip and a well-defined vermillion border.

Liplase ™ is a short, non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, requiring only 15 minutes, allows you to resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.  It causes minimal discomfort and provides natural-looking results by stimulation production of new collagen in the lips.  We recommend beginning with 3 sessions over about 2 months for best initial results.

Key advantages of Liplase ™

  • Immediate results
  • No needles, no downtime
  • Safe and non-invasive
  • Stimulates collagen remodeling

Why is my dentist offering Liplase ™?

Think about your teeth as the picture and your lips as the frame – both are equally important to the appearance of a beautiful smile.  Our doctors understand that as we age, we lose lip volume, and this affects our smile.  Sometimes the requests we have to improve smiles are not a solely a “tooth” problem.   Our doctors have received special laser training and find that by rejuvenating and plumping lips, we they dramatically impact the natural beauty of our patients.

TwinLight ™ Periodontal Treatment

For treating periodontal disease, Fotona’s TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment (TPT) is a comprehensive and minimally invasive periodontal therapy incorporating the power of dentistry’s two most effective laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG. The TwinLight® approach enables wavelength-optimized treatments for periodontal therapy (such as WPT), which create the optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues. What’s more, TPT prevents infection and promotes reduction in pocket depths.

OraLase ™

OraLase™  is a laser assisted procedure developed with the objective of improving health and function while reducing pain and relieving the impact of trauma for patients 2 and older.

The primary goals of therapy include pain reduction, inflammation reduction and increased blood flow, but there are many powerful secondary benefits including release of trauma and improved ability to process the changes needed to support recovery.

This technique was developed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom with the goal of increasing the quality of life for patients while simplifying treatment plans for the dental teams caring for the complex patient.

OraLase Therapy is delivered with FDA approved technology and has been utilized for many years without any known adverse effects.

It delivers a very specific form of biologically safe coherent infra-red light through a specially designed handpiece.  OraLase Therapy does not involve physical touch with the patient yet delivers a medical grade dose of healing energy through a thin fiber that transmits the light from the laser to the patient.

OraLase has an additional aspect of improving health by gaining leverage in the healing process by accessing the power of the emotional (limbic) system to enhance the result of treatment.  Because of this aspect of care, many people will spontaneously smile during or after treatment and the results are often more profound than a traditional laser treatment.

BabyLase ™

BabyLase™  uses laser assisted non-surgical softening of tight tissues to improve nursing and guide babies to better function.  A laser light of a very specific frequency which feels like a mild warmth is applied in a carefully planned sequence to the head, neck and mouth of the patient.  This wavelength of invisible light allows tight and damaged tissues to relax by increasing circulation and reducing the restrictions specifically related to the fascial layer of the body.  By targeting the areas of restriction while maximizing the impact of tissue relaxation, pain reduction, inflammation reduction and increasing blood flow, there is a profound ability of the body to heal and integrate from trauma.  This technique is similar to the concept of photobiomodulation with the additional secondary benefits of cranial nerve stimulation, primitive reflex integration and neurointegration.  In other words, the tissue that has been damaged is allowed to repair while simultaneously being “re-introduced” to the brain as happy, healthy, fully functioning tissue.

Contact our Patient Care Coordinator in Madison, NJ, if you have any questions about your dental health.

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Since when was going to the dentist so much fun? I just had a great appointment with Dr. Adams that included being numbed for a procedure and I actually enjoyed my visit! And for the record I felt NOTHING!!- Kendra L.
Two thumbs up from the whole Kiser family! Dr. Adams and her staff are the best! We actually look forward to our visits.- By Mary O’Hara Kiser
Dr. Adams Rocks! Dr. Adams has been my dentist for the last 18 years. I am impressed both by her honesty and her commitment to detail. Whenever I have a problem, she takes the time to make sure I understand what she thinks caused it and how I can fix it. She never rushes through my appointment.- By A Google User
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