Laser Dentistry

Smiles Family Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & Family Dentists located in Arlington, Irving, & Flower Mound, TX

In order to provide their patients with the highest quality dental care, the team of renowned dentists at Smile Family Dental utilize the most modern and state-of-the-art equipment available to the modern dentist, like laser dentistry. At their three offices conveniently located in Arlington, Irving, and Flower Mound, Texas, the doctors at Smiles Family Dental use laser dentistry to provide their patients with effective procedures with minimized downtime. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of a laser to conduct any number of different types of dental and oral surgery. Because particular wavelengths of light delivered by a laser beam can alter or remove tissues in small amounts, many dental procedures that are typically done with a scalpel or drill can actually be performed with a laser.

Because laser dentistry procedures are minimally invasive and less painful, they tend to be a popular option for children or people with dental anxiety, but laser dentistry actually offers a wide range of benefits over traditional methods of oral surgery.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry carries a number of advantages over other methods of dental surgery. Procedures done with lasers:

  • Are more comfortable
  • Are minimally invasive
  • Are virtually pain-free
  • Have much quicker recovery times
  • Don’t always require anesthesia
  • Don’t require drills, scalpels, stitches, or sutures
  • Induce hemostasis to stop bleeding and protect your treated area
  • Do less damage to your soft tissues
  • Sterilizes your tissues while it works, making infections much less likely

Traditional dental surgeries can be uncomfortable, painful, and require days or weeks of recovery time. Using a laser for those same procedures is much less taxing on your body, and in some cases, you can even get back to your normal routine on the same day as your laser treatment!

What conditions can be treated with laser dentistry?

The team at Smiles Family Dental use the WaterLase®MD and PerioLase® MVP-7 in a number of different situations, such as:

Gum disease treatment

Laser dentistry is thought to be the best method of treating gum disease available today. By following the LANAP® protocol, laser dentistry eradicates the bacteria beneath your gumline, effectively sterilizing your gum tissue and getting your gums back to their optimal health without any incisions.

Frenectomy

A frenectomy is the removal of the thin piece of tissue that’s found beneath your tongue or between your upper lips and the front of your upper gums, and is done to correct issues with the range of motion or the health of your teeth. Frenectomies can be performed with a dental laser for an efficient and virtually pain-free procedure.

Crown lengthening

Laser tools can be used to reshape bone and gum tissue or even out your gum line with a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require cutting or stitches and has you recovered in no time.

Repair

By eradicating bacteria and decay, lasers can help speed up the healing process in targeted areas during procedures that involve gum or tooth restoration, such as root canals.

To learn more about how laser dentistry can ease your dental experience, schedule an appointment today with the friendly team at Smiles Family Dental by calling the office or booking online.