One of the most common reasons people don't visit the dentist more often is fear. People skip their annual checkups because they don't like needles, drills, or anesthesia. However, the cutting-edge technology we now use to treat dental patients should alleviate their concerns. Currently, one of our most popular treatment options is laser dentistry.
Why Choose Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is generally painless, and because patients rarely experience any discomfort during or after treatment, there is usually no need for anesthesia. Laser dentistry is also noted for its precision. Lasers can diagnose cavities before they can be detected by other forms of imaging. In some cases, cavities that are caught early enough in their development can be treated by patients at home with rigorous dental hygiene and the use of fluoride.
When used in surgical treatments, lasers target highly specific areas. Because stitches aren't needed after laser dentistry, patients generally recover quickly. Lasers are silent and don't produce vibrations or heat, providing patients with additional comfort during procedures.
What Can Laser Dentistry Treat?
Laser dentistry is an option for many procedures. Here's a brief list of some of the common issues that we treat with lasers:
- Canker sore relief
- Periodontal (gum) care
- Hardening dental bonding materials
- Root canals and root end surgeries
- Diagnosing and removing cavities
- Pediatric procedures
- Tongue-tie release
Byrd Adkins D.D.S. Smile Company has served patients in the Amarillo area since 1978. If you think laser dentistry might be right for you, schedule a consultation with us by calling (806) 372-4012 or filling out our form.