No Drill Dentistry
What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry has been around for a number of years, but only recently has the technology progressed to where it can replace the dental drill for some procedures. Dentists can use laser technology for:
- the ablation of hard tissue to remove decay or old fillings
- to desensitize teeth
- sterilize an infected tooth
- crown preparation and bone shaping
Lasers are also excellent in treating soft tissues for periodontal treatment, tooth extraction, and to help with oral surgery.
There are a number of different lasers that are used by dentists; one of the more popular is the AMD LiteTouch™ Laser, which utilizes sophisticated computer technology to control intense pulses of infrared beams and is so advanced that it can be used without anesthesia. This is great news for anxious patients who hate the sound, smell, and sometimes the pain of the dental drill. This means no more drills and scalpels for most procedures.
Dr. Flax, Atlanta dentist, has been certified to use the AMD LiteTouch™ Dental Laser and is ready to offer these drill-free treatment options for his patients.
Relief For Dental Anxiety
Dr. Flax has a soft spot for anxious and fearful patients. Growing up, his mother hated the dentist. She suffered greatly because of this, procrastinating her regular care and ended up needing extensive treatment. As a boy, Dr. Flax decided that he wanted to be a dentist and help patients avoid the traumatic experiences his mother had. Laser dentistry perfectly complements his passion for helping fearful patients.
Schedule a Laser Dentistry Consultation
Going to the dentist today is nothing like when you were a child. With new dental technologies like the AMD LiteTouch™ Dental Laser, today’s young patients may never know the fear and anxiety many of us faced at the thought of dental work. Dr. Flax is constantly at the forefront of discovering and implementing new dental technologies that will improve your oral health and appearance. If you want to find out if you’re a candidate for laser dentistry, call us in Atlanta today to set up a consultation.
For more information about laser dentistry watch the video below and visit our laser dentistry FAQ page.