Laser Dentistry Technology in Plano, TX
Do you experience dental anxiety? Would you love to have a smile enhancement but have a fear of the dentist?
No one wants to have to get a dental filling or a root canal done because they assume it’s very painful, time-consuming, and invasive. Although they are necessary procedures, they are often avoided. Since its inception, laser dentistry has been allowing dentists to offer less invasive, more precise, and comfortable oral care treatments to patients. Dr. Mark Sowell is your dentist in Plano, TX.
Thanks to the development of laser technology, the WaterLase iPlus all tissue laser by Biolase allows Dr. Mark Sowell to provide a wide range of dental services with unparalleled comfort to our patients, even without anesthesia. The best part is it completely eliminates the need for a dental drill and allows us to complete the treatment faster with minimal discomfort.
With the addition of this laser technology, we are able to give our patients the best possible dental experience. In addition, Dr. Sowell uses the Biolase Epic Diode Laser which can be used in cosmetic dentistry treatments, teeth whitening, and TMJ therapy.
The WaterLase iPlus is the most advanced dental laser in use today, offering the widest range of applications and the gentlest touch. Speed and precision are the secrets to the success of the WaterLase iPlus. The high-power laser interacts with water droplets to clean out debris and bacteria from both the gums and teeth, without the vibration and heat of a drill.
It acts like a miniature power washer flushing out gum disease, removing cavity infections, and more. This technology is noninvasive and is also used in micro-restorative dentistry (ultra-small fillings).
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry allows Dr. Sowell to treat more advanced gum disease without surgery. He can also provide ultraconservative gum lifts and gum reshaping with usually no following discomfort, swelling, or sutures. This phenomenon is called biostimulation, which means it promotes accelerated healing without triggering the body’s inflammatory response.
The healing powers of the WaterLase iPlus technology allow the gums to heal comfortably and make the tooth more comfortable, often desensitizing it. With the use of laser dentistry, patients with severe anxiety are now able to receive dental care while remaining calm.
Some people have avoided the dentist because the use use of dental drills was frightening. Now, there are no drills that eliminate the sound, vibrations, and pressure they would cause. Removing the drill from your treatment removes the emotional stress it causes. Also, dental procedures can be completed faster than if we were using a dental drill.
Dr. Sowell uses dental lasers in almost every phase of patient treatment to ensure conservative, comfortable, rapid healing treatment. This minimizes the need for anesthesia, allowing busy people to get dental treatment in fewer visits as well as causing less interruption of their ability to speak and chew during the business day.
Gone are the days when you had to miss work after dental treatments!
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Is laser dentistry covered by insurance?
The answer really depends on what dental insurance you have. Some providers cover common laser procedures, but others only cover part of the procedure. To find out if you are covered, contact your dental insurance provider.
Can you treat periodontal disease with lasers?
Yes! Periodontal disease is best treated with scaling and root planning using dental lasers. It can effectively remove infected gum tissue and promote new gum growth.
Is laser dentistry painful?
No. Dental lasers do a very good job at managing pain receptors. You may feel a little discomfort, but there is no pain associated with laser treatments.
Can a laser remove an old tooth filling?
Yes, Lasers are very powerful tools in today’s modern dentistry. Even though they have been in use since 1990! They have many functions that make treatments more accurate and provide quicker results.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes, laser dentistry is safe. You are given protective eyewear to prevent damage to your eyes, but your dentist is always careful.
Do gums grow back after laser surgery?
No. If you are getting gum reduction surgery with lasers, your gums will not grow back. The laser essentially cauterizes your gums on a micro level to prevent future gummy smiles.
Can a dentist use lasers to remove canker sores?
Yes this is possible. Talk to your dentist about all of your dental issues and he will be able to provide appropriate laser dentistry solutions.
Is laser gum treatment necessary?
No. You can elect to have gum treatments without lasers. Although, this will greatly increase procedure time and recovery time. Dental lasers provide the quickest dental treatments.
Schedule a Laser Dentistry Consultation
We invite you to call our smile concierge team today. Schedule your complimentary smile consultation at (972) 382-6855 or schedule an appointment online.