Solea & Biolase Laser Dentistry – Frisco, TX
Dental lasers were first introduced to the field in 1994, and now, they have become one of the most useful tools our team at Stonebriar Smile Design uses every day. Dr. Wade purchased the first Biolase laser in North Texas and has lectured nationally, internationally, and hosted over-the-shoulder treatment courses for this technology. With the Biolase water laser and gum laser, we can perform a number of restorative and cosmetic procedures while decreasing our patients’ pain and swelling both during AND after treatment. To find out if you could benefit from the Biolase laser in Frisco, contact our dental office today.
Dentistry with Solea
& Biolase Work
Biolase lasers use a highly concentrated beam of light energy to perform dental work that’s usually done with scalpels and other metal tools. We can use these beams to remove excess or diseased gum tissue; they can also be used to eliminate decay. This type of treatment is very precise and easy to control, so surrounding healthy tissue won’t be affected. They also sterilize your mouth to decrease the chances of infection afterward. Also, the recovery time tends to be much shorter compared to what you can normally expect from traditional treatments.
The Uses for
Solea & Biolase
Laser dentistry in Frisco has many different applications. Some of the most common include:
- Treating gum disease by removing infected tissues while sterilizing the area
- Gum contouring, which means removing excess gum tissue so that more of the tooth is visible when you smile
- Exposing parts of the tooth so that it is possible to place a dental crown
- Preparing the surface of your enamel for dental bonding
- Performing a frenectomy to treat a tongue or lip tie
- Removing canker sores and stimulating the mouth’s ability to heal
- Relieving the pain from a TMJ disorder
Feel free to ask if you could benefit from Biolase during a particular procedure. In many cases, it may help increase your comfort levels during the surgery itself while also shortening recovery time.
Benefits of Solea
Thanks to Biolase, we can perform various treatments with pinpoint accuracy. There’s less of a risk of unnecessarily removing gum tissue that is otherwise healthy. Also, the energy from the laser can cauterize any blood vessels that become exposed over the course of the treatment. This significantly reduces the amount of bleeding, accelerates recovery, and reduces the need for stitches.
Most patients find laser dentistry far more comfortable than traditional types of treatment, to the point where the mouth may not even have to be numbed during the procedure. Any pain you experience afterward tend to be very mild, and you’ll typically be able to eat and speak normally without any problem (although this depends on the type of procedure).
Finally, if you suffer from dental anxiety, you might benefit from a procedure that replaces traditional metal tools with a laser. Biolase doesn’t make any sound, making it much easier for patients to stay calm throughout the entire treatment.