Laser Dentistry

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University Oaks Dental

Dentist located in Houston, TX

The use of lasers in dentistry continues to expand because it is an effective way to increase accuracy, precision, and ease. It also reduces related costs and improves your comfort during dental procedures. To fix your smile with laser dentistry, call or make an appointment online today with University Oaks Dental at University Oaks Dental in Houston, Texas.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

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What is Laser Dentistry?

Lasers consist of a monochromatic single wavelength light. When used in dental procedures, the laser light goes from the laser to your mouth through a fiber optic cable, hollow waveguide, or articulated arm.

There are two different types of lasers used in laser dentistry. Those for use on hard tissues and those that work on soft tissues.

  • Hard Tissue Lasers: Hard tissue lasers cut into bone and teeth with extreme accuracy. This makes them effective for prepping and shaping your teeth prior to a dental treatment.
  • Soft Tissue Lasers: Soft tissue lasers penetrate your soft tissue while sealing your blood vessels and nerve endings. 

There are also lasers capable of working on both hard and soft tissues and are programmed based on your procedural needs. Laser dentistry is a continually evolving field and more applications are introduced on a regular basis.

What Procedures are Considered Laser Dentistry?

There are numerous laser dentistry procedures available. University Oaks Dental uses a dental laser to:

  • Reduce your discomfort from canker and cold sores
  • Control your gum tissue while you have impressions done for crowns and other similar treatments
  • Implement biopsies
  • Help treat root canal infections
  • Remove inflamed gum tissue to treat gum disease
  • Remove overgrown gum tissue
  • Speed up in-office teeth-whitening procedures

Other laser dentistry procedures include:

  • Killing bacteria before a cavity gets filled
  • Reducing tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Fixing problems caused by poorly fitting dentures
  • Reshaping your gum tissue for crowns

Why Should You Undergo a Laser Dentistry Procedure?

Laser dentistry is an important component of your dental treatments because it:

  • Kills bacteria and activates the re-growth of tissues
  • Minimizes tissue damage
  • Enables you to heal faster
  • Allows University Oaks Dental to perform several procedures without a drill or anesthesia 

Laser dentistry allows you to feel more comfortable and less anxious during your dental treatments.

To find out how laser dentistry can help improve your smile, call or make an appointment online today at University Oaks Dental in Houston, Texas.