Laser Dentistry: Replacing Drills and Needles With No Discomfort

Does the thought of drills and needles at the dentist freak you out?

Then you are not alone! Multiple studies have indicated that 75% of adults in the United States have some degree of dental fears; needles, drills, and numb lips greatly contribute to those fears. In our office, your dental fears are a thing in the past, thanks to advanced laser dentistry.

Our office uses two types of lasers that are virtually discomfort free and aid us in avoiding shots and drills. Using these dental lasers takes countless hours of training and preparation before obtaining the certification needed to perform laser dentistry. I not only have taken the necessary courses and training, but I also teach and lecture about the importance of laser dentistry to other aspiring dentists worldwide.

The word laser might sound scary, but laser dentistry is actually painless! The tissue heals during the process, which leads to a rapid recovery and very pleasing end-results. As a leading provider of laser dentistry in Atlanta, I provide patients with advanced laser technologies to conservatively handle preventative and cosmetic treatments.  Laser dentistry can be used on cavities, gum abnormalities, smile design, root canals, and much more.

One of our lasers, Waterlase, is a special tool that utilizes lasers and water spray as a gentle alternative to shots and drills. We can perform any dental procedures previously done by drills with this technology! What makes Waterlase stand out among other tools is that it has a 98.5% patient satisfaction rating – no discomfort. You experience numerous benefits when we use Waterlase including:

  • Avoid stress and fear that drills and needles cause
  • Minimally invasive
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Faster healing time; thus, faster return to your daily routine
  • Less need for follow-up medications

Another laser in our system is the DIAGNOdent laser, which can detect earlier signs of tooth decay. This state-of-the-art laser is proven to be 90% accurate, and earlier detection prepares us to repair the tooth without removing tooth structure.

If you want to know if laser dentistry is right for you, please feel free to ask me. We’ll work together to determine if laser dentistry can be incorporated into your dental treatment.

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