Laser dentistry is a state-of-the-art treatment technique used in modern day dentistry and orthodontics. It is used in the place of some of the more traditional treatments for treating cavities, gum disease, and other complex orthodontics issues. High-intensity laser light is focused on your teeth, in order to provide focused treatment to the affected area. If you are interested in the benefits of laser dentistry, Miami dental clinic Somi Dental may be the right choice for you.

At Somi Dental Group & Orthodontics, our team of highly-trained and professionally qualified dentists specializes in laser dentistry. Dr. Arnaldo A Lopez (DDS), our head practitioner, has worked with multiple patients from South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and Green Gables, healing their teeth through laser dentistry.

If you reside in or around these neighborhoods, feel free to stop by our dentistry clinic and speak to one of our practitioners for information about laser dentistry. You can even schedule a consultation with Dr. Lopez for one of our dental treatments.


Laser light allows doctors to break down the most minute particles, by exerting high levels of heat on the affected areas. In the case of dental treatment, the dead and decaying tissues and nerves can be easily destroyed using laser light.

Local anesthesia may be given to the patient before the procedure, ensuring that no pain is felt during the treatment. High-intensity laser beams are then focused on the injured or diseased area and only small quantities of damaged cells, tissues and nerves are treated.

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Laser dentistry is normally used to treat the following conditions:
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cavities
  • Gum inflammation (when it requires reshaping)
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Dental nerve damage
  • Benign tumors (and biopsies)
  • Oral cancer

Laser light has healing properties, and it is often used to regenerate diseased cells and nerves. The high-intensity of the laser not only removes the unwanted material from the teeth, but it also cleans and unclogs the pores, stimulating blood flow in the gums and through this, stimulating the development of fresh and healthy cells, tissues and nerves.
In the cases of sleep apnea, in particular, the new tissues and nerves grow in the right place and stop obstructing the throat. This eases breathing, chewing and swallowing.


Patients often ask us why they should choose laser dentistry over traditional treatments. Here are some reasons why you should:

Laser dentistry is non-invasive and does not involve surgeries.
Healing is extremely rapid, and patients can get back to their normal routines within 1-2 days.

The laser light acts as a sterilizer on the gums and teeth, killing the bacteria present and reducing the patient’s vulnerability to gum disease.

Blood loss seldom happens, making this a very safe procedure.
Anesthesia can be skipped if the patient’s pain threshold is high; removing anesthesia-related risks.
Sutures are made completely unnecessary in the case of soft tissue treatment – this ensures your smile remains as beautiful as ever.
Laser dentistry eliminates the need for additional treatments and surgeries, thereby reducing costs significantly.


Yes, it is.

Drills and sutures can be quite scary for children, not to mention their parents. Laser dentistry, with its non-invasive technique, completely eliminates drills, scalpels, and needles. Additionally, the type of focused treatment that can be provided through the laser isn’t possible by the traditional invasive techniques. This ensures that only the pre-identified areas of the teeth and gums are treated, and the healthy parts remain undisturbed.

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Some of the pediatric conditions that can be treated using the laser dentistry procedure include:
  • Mouth lesions
  • Tongue ties (frenectomy)
  • Unerupted teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Pulp tissue infection
  • Oral cavities

Dr. Lopez is a highly-experienced professional, and he takes great care to ensure that his young patients feel safe with him. His focus on patient safety and comfort make him a top pediatric dentist in the Miami area. Feel free to contact us to schedule a laser treatment for your child.

Choose SOMI as your dental partner

At Somi Dental Group & Orthodontics, we implement the latest practices and tools in dentistry and orthodontics, to ensure that you are provided superior-quality services. Our doctors will sit with you and create a treatment plan that is suited for your personal medical requirements. Our team delivers the top laser dentistry Miami has at its disposal.
If you’d like to see how wonderfully laser treatment clears up various dental conditions, browse through our Before & After page. If you’re convinced this treatment is the right one for you or your child, go ahead and reach out to a member of our team.
We are here if you need us.