Drill-Free Laser Dentist in Atlanta
One of the most exciting recent technological innovations in dentistry is the hard tissue laser.
There are two basic categories of lasers used in dentistry–soft tissue and hard tissue. It’s the hard tissue laser that is the exciting new development. With it, Dr. Flax can completely restore a decayed tooth without the use of a drill and with no need for anesthetic. Imagine a dental appointment without drilling and all the associated anxiety.
Many dentists cater to patients that get nervous or don’t like needles. But for Dr. Flax, it’s personal. When he was growing up, his mother was terrified of the dentist. It was her fear that was the main motivation in his decision to become a dentist. He doesn’t want others to suffer as his mother did.
Not only is Dr. Flax a pioneer with the dental laser, owning the most advanced laser technology available including Solea and WaterLase lasers, but he is a leader in teaching laser dentistry to other dentists around the country and internationally. Visit our Meet Dr. Flax page for more information about his credentials.
What is the Solea Laser?
The Solea laser system uses carbon dioxide to remove tooth decay and to prepare a tooth with a cavity. It has been cleared by the FDA and is a fast, precise, and noise-free alternative to the dreaded drill. Many patients will not even require any anesthesia when receiving laser treatment. The computer-aided technology is state-of-the-art and the carbon dioxide literally vaporizes the tooth enamel away. There is no grinding, annoying vibrations, or heat that typically frighten patients.
Benefits of Choosing Laser Dentistry:
- More of the natural tooth structure is preserved.
- Reduces the need for needles or anesthesia.
- No lasting numbness or stitches.
- Minimizes the need for medications.
- Needle-free, noise-free, and pain-free visits.
- Quicker recovery times.
- Creates a positive experience in the dental chair.
If you are curious about laser dentistry and wondering if it’s right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Flax today. During this time, he will spend a few minutes with you personally to help determine if you are a laser dentistry candidate.
For questions and answers about laser dentistry, please view our laser dentistry FAQ page.
With laser dentistry, good oral care is no longer a pain. Ask about it today!