Providing high quality dental care involves using modern and advanced techniques to help patients achieve their dental health goals. Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles offers laser dentistry in his Plano, TX office. This cutting edge technology greatly enhances our ability to treat the soft tissues of the mouth with greater accuracy, less discomfort and no downtime. Since its inception, laser dentistry has been allowing dentists to offer less invasive, more precise, and comfortable oral care treatments to patients.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers are used to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for a variety of dental treatments. There are two types of lasers that have different uses, depending on the type of treatment:
- Hard tissue lasers: These lasers are designed to cut through teeth and bone, such as to repair fillings or prepare teeth for reshaping.
- Soft tissue lasers: This type of delicate laser can penetrate soft tissue and sealing blood vessels and nerve endings, which enables faster healing. These lasers are often used in treating gum disease.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
A dental laser is a hand-held instrument that delivers a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The beam only comes into contact with the targeted area, leaving the healthy tissues intact. This also makes the instrument easier to control so the depth and cut are minimized, so your treatment and healing are as fast as possible.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but Sensational Smiles is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced recovery time
- Less need for anesthesia
- No downtime
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
Is Laser Dentistry Painful?
In many cases, patients do not require anesthesia during treatment with laser dentistry. Patients often choose laser dentistry because it provides a more comfortable treatment experience. Treatment time and recovery time are significantly reduced, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
Laser Dentistry in Plano, TX
If you’ve been avoiding seeing a dentist about a dental issue due to fear of a painful, complicated treatment and recovery, laser dentistry might be right for you. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call our office at (972) 382-6855 today to discuss with Dr. Sowell what laser dentistry can do for you.