Today’s dental technology makes dentistry much less invasive and more effective. At McDonald DDS, we proudly offer laser dentistry to help you get the dental procedures you need with faster healing and less invasiveness. It is a great way to stay on top of your oral health without pain or long healing times.
Who Needs Laser Dentistry?
Anyone can be a good candidate for laser dentistry, but patients with a fear of the dentist or that heal slowly are often the best candidates. Laser dentistry does not use drills or ‘scary’ tools. This can help alleviate some of the stress and fear that dental procedures cause.
Laser dentistry is also great for patients that need faster healing times. With laser dentistry, we do not have to cut the gums or cause other trauma that requires time to heal. Even if we do have to do some drilling, it is typically not as much as standard dentistry, which gives your mouth an easier time healing. It also decreases the risk of infection.
We typically offer laser dentistry for tooth decay, gum disease (gingivitis), biopsies, and root canals. We also use it for teeth whitening, removing tumors, and frenectomies. The light from the laser does the cutting, whether through your teeth or gums. It then helps promote healthy tissue growth, providing you with a healthy mouth.
Do You Need Anesthetic?
Sometimes we can conduct laser dentistry with no anesthetic at all. If we do need to administer it, though, it is usually in much smaller amounts. While anesthetic has no real side effects, many patients prefer to have less of it, enabling them to go about their normal routine right after having a procedure completed in our office.
Laser dentistry does not cause much pain at all. Most patients feel a small amount of pressure that they can easily withstand. Because there is little bleeding and inflammation, most patients feel like their normal selves right after leaving the office.
A Great Option for Those With a Fear of the Dentist
Dental phobia is a real thing, and it affects millions of people in the US. Rather than avoiding your dental needs, it is to your benefit to find a dentist that uses laser dentistry. Our dentists combine the use of laser dentistry with relaxing techniques to help alleviate the largest dental fears. We want all patients to be able to comfortably have the necessary dental work completed.
Whether you are afraid of cleanings, root canals, fillings, or treatment for gum disease, our dentists can help you work through your fears. Seeing that you can have non-invasive dental procedures done and walk away feeling great can be a great way to get you out of your fear of the dentist.
If you are ready to learn more about laser dentistry, call McDonald DDS at (469) 649-0699. Our dentists and staff will answer your questions, help you understand laser dentistry, and then conduct the necessary procedures to get your oral health back on track. Call us for your appointment today.