Laser Dentistry

What Is Laser Dentistry?

At Ballard Family Dentistry in Saginaw TX, we embrace state of the art technology, including laser dentistry. A dental laser produces a very thin, intense beam of light energy. This beam vaporizes matter in a concentrated way, giving our Haslet dentists more precise control. This technology has a variety of applications in the dental field.

Uses For Laser Dentistry

A “gummy smile” can be fixed with by shaping gums with a soft tissue dental laser for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Not only is a dental laser able to diagnose cavities, but it can also remove decay from a tooth and prepare the area for a filling.

Dental lasers can reduce bacteria in a tooth pocket and remove inflamed tissues.

Benefits of Laser Dental Technology

Laser dentistry is sterile, as the tip of the dental laser sterilizes itself when in use. A soft tissue dental laser can provide more precise cuts in gum tissue, which helps conserve healthy tissue.

Because a dental laser cauterizes as it cuts, it eliminates bleeding at the surgery site. Laser dentistry also seals nerve endings, which helps minimize inflammation. Since a dental laser delivers pulses of light that are too fast to trigger a neural response, you won’t feel any pain.

Post-procedure recovery times improve when dental lasers are used. Our patients who undergo laser dentistry procedures avoid many of the side effects that occur with traditional surgery.

Give us as call today to schedule a free consultation to determine if laser dentistry is an option for you.  817.385.7183

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