Diode Laser Specialist

Richard Hardt, D.D.S

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Porterville, CA

When you need dental surgery to repair gum disease or other dental problems, Richard Hardt, D.D.S. in Porterville, California, provides effective diode laser technology. Dr. Richard Hardt, DDS, and Dr. Lawryn Monterroso, DDS, offer this safe and effective option for a variety of common dental issues. To find out how diode lasers can be used in your dental care, call or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.

Diode Laser Q & A

Richard Hardt, D.D.S

What is a diode laser?

A diode laser is a cutting-edge dental technique that uses different nanometer wavelengths to treat soft tissue conditions and perform restorative dental work.

Using diode laser technology, Dr. Hardt and Dr. Monterroso can easily remove infected and inflamed gum tissue with less bleeding and swelling than traditional gum surgery.

The use of diode lasers in dentistry is on the rise as the technology offers many benefits over other types of dental surgeries and restoration procedures.


What are the benefits of diode laser technology in dentistry?

Diode laser technology provides a much gentler surgical technique than traditional dental surgery. The diode laser is a versatile option for treating a number of common soft tissue dental problems, including:

  • Aesthetic enhancement of your gums
  • Gum disease pockets
  • Canker sores


In addition to making for a more comfortable procedure, Dr. Hardt and Dr. Monterroso use the diode laser to ensure your mouth heals faster and has less swelling following a dental surgery or extraction.

In many surgical situations, they can use the diode laser to simultaneously cut and coagulate your treatment area to prevent excessive bleeding.


How does a diode laser treat common dental issues?

Diode laser technology doesn’t produce a lot of heat, making it a safe and effective option for treating periodontal disease and gingivitis. Laser energy helps significantly reduce bacteria and other toxins found in your gum pockets.

Dr. Hardt and Dr. Monterroso also use diode laser treatments for removing gum tissue over unerupted teeth and contouring gum tissue to enhance the appearance of your smile.


Am I a good candidate for diode laser dental treatment?

Dr. Hardt and Dr. Monterroso determine if diode laser treatment is right for you during your initial consultation. If you need treatment for a soft tissue condition or to remove excess tissue inside your mouth, laser techniques may be the most effective treatment option.

Diode laser treatments are also safe for people who may not otherwise be able to undergo certain dental procedures, such as patients with pacemakers.

To find out if diode laser treatments are right for you, call Richard Hardt, D.D.S. in Porterville, California, or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.