Does Your Dentist Use Laser Dentistry?

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Laser technology has revolutionized many industries and healthcare fields. Dentistry is no different. In fact, dental lasers are quickly becoming the most preferred means of protecting, improving and repairing your teeth and gums. Not only are dental lasers a win for patients in terms of comfort and healing, but they are also beneficial for dentists in their outstanding accuracy and precision.

At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we’ve proudly invested in the Nightwalker dental laser at our Charleston practice. We are excited about the many ways in which we can improve your dental care experience with this modern technology.

What Treatments Can Be Performed with the Nightwalker Dental Laser?

The Nightwalker dental laser is an advanced type of dental laser that can be used in various dental procedures, including:

Soft Tissue Procedures: The Nightwalker laser is commonly used for soft tissue surgeries, such as gum contouring, frenectomy (removal of frenulum), and gingival recontouring. It enables precise cutting and coagulation of soft tissues, resulting in minimal bleeding and reduced healing time.

Periodontal Treatment: It is effective for treating periodontal diseases, including gum inflammation and pocket reduction. The laser selectively targets and eliminates bacteria, promoting gum health and reducing the depth of periodontal pockets.

Endodontic Procedures: The laser can be used during root canal treatments to disinfect the root canals and eliminate bacteria. It helps in sterilizing the affected area and promoting better outcomes for endodontic procedures.

Teeth Whitening: The Nightwalker laser aids in teeth whitening by activating whitening agents applied to the teeth. The laser energy accelerates the whitening process, leading to brighter smiles in a shorter time compared to traditional methods.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

There is a reason we are so proud to use the Nightwalker Dental Laser at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Our laser dentistry technology allows us to bring the following valued benefits to our patients during and after their dental treatments:

Reduced Discomfort: The laser’s precision and minimally invasive nature result in less discomfort during and after dental procedures. It often reduces the need for anesthesia, making it more comfortable for patients.

Faster Healing: The focused energy of the Nightwalker laser stimulates cellular regeneration and accelerates the healing process. This leads to reduced post-operative pain, swelling, and faster recovery times for patients.

Precision and Control: The laser’s ability to target specific tissues allows for precise treatment

while preserving the surrounding healthy tissues. Our Charleston dentists have better control over the depth and extent of laser penetration, resulting in improved clinical outcomes.

Minimized Bleeding: The laser’s coagulating properties enable effective hemostasis during procedures, minimizing bleeding and providing a clearer surgical field for our dentist. Reduced bleeding enhances visibility and simplifies the workflow.

Want to learn more about how the Nightwalker dental laser’s advantages and suitability for your specific dental needs? Call Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients.

Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and attended a General Practice Residency in Columbia, SC. At Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, he extended his knowledge and expertise in various areas from IV Moderate Sedation, Implant Surgery, CEREC Same-Day Crowns, Digital Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Extractions including Wisdom Teeth. He understands a dental visit can be fearful for some and his goal is to alleviate this fear by going above and beyond the need to help each person feel comfortable and cared for.

Outside the dental office, Dr. Severance enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hiking, playing soccer, watching the Gamecocks, and staying active in his church and community. Even in his free time, he studies the latest dental technology and attends dental seminars to stay up to date with the latest industry trends for delivering cutting edge dental treatments to all his patients. He is devoted to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and confident smiles which will positively impact their systemic and mental health.

Dr. Luke E. Severance


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

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Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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