Get to know the Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Posted on: Feb 28 2017
Patients of Atlanta accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Flax knows that our team cares about the health and beauty of their smile. They know that Dr. Flax has gone through tremendous cycles of training to achieve his status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. What they may not know is that his strong passion for dentistry developed as a young person watching his mother struggle with her fear of seeing the dentist (and the ramifications of not doing so).
Fear of the Dentist But Need Treatment
One of the primary reasons that people list for not wanting to see the dentist is that they do not like the feeling of the dental drill. Sadly, many of them go through much worse when dental problems develop. But that’s beside the point. What we want to talk about is the new and improved way that innovative dentists are changing the entire process of repairing teeth. No filling and drilling here! Patients of Flax Dental get to know a whole new way of treating teeth: laser light.
Dental lasers can treat everything from small cavities to infected root canals, eliminating the need to drill the hard tissue of a tooth or cut into soft tissues around them. Lasers are often used to remove decayed material, to destroy disease-causing bacteria in periodontal pockets, and even to reduce a tooth before crown treatment.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
We have chosen to equip our office with a laser device because we value patient comfort. Compared to the traditional drilling technique, a laser device:
- Is gentler and quieter
- May eliminate the need for anesthesia altogether
- Is less frightening, reducing patient anxiety
- Minimizes bleeding and post-treatment swelling
- Hastens a faster, more comfortable recovery after procedures
- Preserves the maximum amount of natural structure
When you know that laser dentistry is available to you, you may be more apt to call your dentist at the first indication that you may have a problem. Ideally, you will schedule your checkup and clean much sooner than that! We look forward to seeing you and helping you love your smile again. Call Flax Dental at (404) 255-9080.
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