Laser Dentistry: Transforming Dental Procedures for Better Care

At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, are always seeking innovative ways to enhance patient care. One such advancement is laser dentistry, a cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing various dental procedures.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to perform a wide range of dental procedures more effectively and comfortably. This technology utilizes concentrated light beams to alter or remove tissue in small amounts. Laser dentistry is used in various applications, from treating hypersensitivity and gum disease to whitening teeth.

Advantages of Laser Dentistry

  • Minimally Invasive: Lasers offer a less invasive alternative to traditional dental tools, resulting in less discomfort and quicker healing times.
  • Reduced Discomfort: Many patients experience less discomfort during and after laser procedures compared to traditional methods.
  • Decreased Bleeding and Swelling: Laser dentistry typically involves less bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments.

Laser Dentistry Applications

  • Gum Disease Treatment: Lasers are used in Periodontal Treatments to remove inflamed gum tissue and reduce bacteria levels.
  • Tooth Decay and Cavity Preparation: Lasers can detect cavities early and prepare teeth for Tooth-Colored Fillings in a less invasive way.
  • Teeth Whitening: Lasers are employed in Teeth Whitening procedures to enhance the effectiveness of bleaching agents.

The Impact on Patient Experience

Laser dentistry at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry enhances the patient experience by reducing the need for anesthesia, leading to more comfortable treatments, especially for those with a fear of needles. This approach results in minimized discomfort during and after procedures, promoting a smoother and quicker recovery. Patients benefit from shorter and less intimidating dental visits, allowing for a quicker return to daily activities with reduced anxiety. Overall, the adoption of laser technology leads to more pleasant dental experiences, encouraging regular dental care and proactive treatment.

Safety and Precision

Lasers provide a high degree of precision, allowing dentists to target specific areas without damaging surrounding tissues. Safety is a paramount concern in laser dentistry, and at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry, we adhere to stringent safety protocols to ensure the highest care standards.

Keeping Up with Technological Advancements

Embracing technological advancements like laser dentistry is part of our commitment to offering state-of-the-art dental care. By staying at the forefront of dental technology, we ensure our patients in Topeka, KS, receive the most advanced treatments available.

The Future of Dental Care

Laser dentistry represents the future of dental care, offering a blend of efficiency, comfort, and precision. Dr. Andrew Lewis and Dr. Ted A. Jowett are dedicated to incorporating these advancements into their practice, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care with the latest technological innovations.


  1. American Dental Association – The use of lasers in dentistry.
  2. Journal of Laser Dentistry – Advances in laser technology in dentistry.
  3. International Journal of Oral Science – The effectiveness of laser dentistry in patient care.

For more information on laser dentistry or to experience this advanced treatment, call 785-272-3864 or visit our website.