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 practice today.
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 an infection afterwards. Also, recovery time tends to be much shorter compared to what you can normally expect from traditional treatments.
Laser dentistry in Frisco has many different applications. Some of the most common include:
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.
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 afterwards 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).