Has fear or anxiety kept you from visiting the dentist? You’re not alone. 49% of adults in the United States postpone dental care because of anxiety. You may be worried about the drill and the sound it makes, the possibility of needing a shot for anesthetic, or pain. If you’ve avoided visiting the dentist for any of these reasons, you should know that laser dentistry has led to significant advances in patient comfort and healing.
One of the factors that sets our dental practice apart is our use of innovative technology. This includes laser dentistry. The Solea® Laser completely eliminates all of the concerns mentioned above. There’s no need for a drill, no needles, and no pain. Pain-free dentistry is a reality at Smith Dentalworks.
The state-of-the-art Solea® Laser not only eliminates soft tissue concerns like periodontal disease, but it can also perform procedures on hard surfaces like tooth enamel to restore a tooth affected by decay.
Some of the dental procedures the Solea® Laser can handle are:
Combining light and heat, the dental laser is very precise in removing diseased tissue. It also provides a sterile environment, which promotes faster and more comfortable healing.
Because of its accuracy and precision, the Solea® Laser can often replace the drill in many dental procedures. This technology produces no vibration or sound and is more comfortable for patients.
Laser dentistry provides patients with a pain-free experience, so there’s often no need for dental anesthetic. Patients report that procedures involving the Solea Laser feel like eating a snow cone. There is a slight cold sensation, but the laser’s frequency can’t be processed by the nerves in your mouth and therefore does not cause any pain. This allows us to eliminate the needle and the injection that most patients dread.
The Solea® Laser has streamlined many of the procedures we perform at Smith Dentalworks, which, in some cases, means less time spent in the dental chair since we need fewer procedures to complete your treatment.
Laser dentistry also provides a more comfortable and quicker healing process for many patients. This is because the Solea® Laser uses the combined precision of intense light and heat to cauterize and sterilize the treated area without harming healthy tissues. This means you won’t need stitches and that your healing process is faster.
For many of our patients, the Solea® Laser has completely changed how they feel about visiting the dentist.
Innovation is a core focus for our team at Smith Dentalworks. Dr. Smith continues to equip our dental office with the latest technology in order to provide dental excellence for our patients.
Laser dentistry is especially useful when we need to perform periodontal treatment that would typically involve gum surgery. Instead of invasive surgery, there are no incisions involved with the Solea Laser. This is because a concentrated beam of heat and light removes infected gum tissue and seals and sterilizes the area. Dental lasers allow Dr. Smith to pinpoint the infected area and leave healthy gum tissue undisturbed. By using laser dentistry for gum infection treatment, Dr. Smith and her team offer our patients an efficient, effective procedure with minimal discomfort, less bleeding, and shorter recovery times than traditional gum surgery.
If you are worried because you’ve been told that you need gum surgery, please call Smith Dentalworks and ask us about the Solea® Laser.