Laser Teeth Cleaning

Calgary Laser Teeth Cleaning Studio

The use of lasers during dental hygiene therapy is not a new concept. While the diode laser does not remove tartar or calculus, at a wavelength setting between 810 nanometers (nm) and 980 nm, it utilizes light energies for several different dental hygiene purposes, including Laser Bacterial Reductions (LBR), Laser-assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT), and Desensitizing.

Laser Bacterial Reduction

Laser bacterial reduction (LBR) is a non-invasive, painless, pre-procedural decontamination process that is typically completed at the beginning of your dental exam. The laser utilizes the light energies to disinfect, destroy infective biofilms (structured, adherent communities of bacteria) in the periodontal pocket, reduce periodontal inflammation, and initiate bio-stimulation. The benefits of using the diode laser during dental hygiene therapy may include:

Reducing cross-contamination within your mouth (preventing the spread of infection from one pocket/place in your mouth to another).

Reducing bacterial loads in aerosols produced during treatments (such as GBT).

Reducing the occurrence of bacteremia (introducing oral bacteria into the bloodstream).

Reducing severity and progression of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).

Boost the immune system.

LBR Is Also Part Of Our Prevention Program - A Combined Treatment Session Of Laser And Airflow!

Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy

Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) is a non-invasive approach to decontaminate diseased periodontal pockets that do not respond to traditional therapies alone, such as LBR and scaling/root planning. LAPT utilizes light energies in similar ways to LBR, with settings that additionally remove diseased tissue from within the pocket, encouraging and enabling the body to heal the area itself. LAPT may require several dental hygiene sessions to treat the infected area and is always used in conjunction with traditional therapies. While there can sometimes be mild discomfort during the LAPT treatment, your gums are always numbed with topical anesthetic prior the treatment, and there is no downtime afterwards.


Tooth sensitivity can be caused by several different conditions. Depending on the cause, diode lasers may be able to reduce hypersensitivity. Laser desensitizing is painless and is often used in conjunction with other modalities to promote optimal desensitization.


Frequently Asked Questions

Currently, most insurance companies do not recognize laser treatments as a reimbursable cost.

LBR – $45/session    LAPT – $80/session   Desensitizing – $89/session

That depends on the type of laser treatment and your individual goals. LAPT and desensitizing are only completed as needed and are very specific dental hygiene services. LBR is recommended to complete during every dental hygiene therapy session, or more often as part of the Prevention Program.

No! Laser treatments are very comfortable procedures. Most people report they don’t feel anything at all for LBR and Desensitizing. LAPT does require topical anesthesia- so after that is placed, it is also a very comfortable procedure.

LBR takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, while desensitizing takes approximately 5 minutes meaning you are in and out of the hygiene clinic right away. LAPT treatment times vary, depending on the number of sites being treated.

Yes! Laser treatments are generally safe for everyone, even children!

No. Lasers do not remove any tartar/calculus. Scaling/Root Planning is required to remove all hard deposits from your teeth.

No. Lasers do no remove stain from your teeth. Teeth polishing is required to remove any extrinsic stain, or teeth whitening is required if you desire to brighten the natural colour of your teeth.