Many people put off their dental checkups for any number of reasons, but one of the most common is they worry about treatment and the tools used. Dental technology has come a long way over the last several decades, and there are often minimally invasive options that leave patients feeling less pain and experiencing more successful results. Laser dentistry in Douglasville, GA is one of these advanced tools that Dr. Ty James and Dr. Brice McMurphy use at Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Drs. James and McMurphy use a BIOLASE laser that emits a soft light. Although it appears to be a simple light, this laser is capable of penetrating soft tissue to address specific dental concerns. One of the most popular uses for such a laser is gum disease treatment by cleaning out bacteria hiding in pockets around the teeth. The laser targets only diseased areas and leaves healthy areas alone, allowing a receding gum line to attach to the teeth once again.
It can also be used directly on tooth dentin to help treat sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Exposed dentin is what gives the sensitive sensation around the teeth, and our laser can treat the dentin surface to reduce sensitivity.
Although the teeth are a common target for laser dentistry, there are other uses for it in a dental office as well:
Laser treatment is a great option for many patients because it is nearly painless and involves a shorter downtime. Because there are no incisions involved with treatment, patients do not have to worry about stitches and can get back to their normal lives quicker following a procedure.
Dr. James, Dr. McMurphy and our staff at Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Douglasville, GA can help you figure out if laser dentistry is right for your needs. To find out more or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.