The constant advancement of dental technology helps dentists update their methods to provide the highest standard of dental care. One of these technological advances that are becoming more widely available is laser dentistry. Sensational Smiles, the office of Dr. Mark Sowell, offers laser dentistry in our Plano, TX office. But is it really better than the established treatments?
What is Laser Dentistry?
In this type of dentistry, skilled dentists like Dr. Sowell use lasers instead of drills and scalpels to perform complex dental procedures. There are two types of lasers that can be used depending on the type of treatment. Hard tissue lasers are designed to cut through teeth and bone in treatments such as repairing fillings or reshaping teeth for the placement of crowns or composite bonding Soft tissue lasers penetrate soft tissue and seal blood vessels, allowing for faster healing.
A dental laser is a hand-held instrument that produces a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The beam only affects the targeted area, leaving the surrounding healthy tissues intact. This also makes it easier to control the depth of the surgical cuts, so your treatment is fast and predictable. Dental lasers do not require sutures, minimize bleeding and downtime, offer more precision, and reduce recovery time.
Is Laser Dentistry Better?
Laser dentistry is a revolutionary treatment method that enhances our ability to treat the soft tissues of the mouth with greater accuracy, less discomfort, and no downtime. This allows dentists to offer less invasive, more precise, and comfortable oral care treatments to patients. The laser completely eliminates the need for a dental drill and allows dentists to complete the treatment faster with minimal discomfort. This allows for more positive experiences for those patients who may have some anxiety about dental care.
Laser Dentistry in Plano, TX
The WaterLase iPlus laser allows Dr. Sowell to provide a wide range of dental services. He also uses the Biolase Epic Diode Laser for cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you’ve been delaying seeking dental treatment due to a fear of dental pain, laser dentistry might be right for you. Request a dental appointment online or call our office at (972) 382-6855.