Did you know that dentists can use lasers to treat gum disease, TMJ disorders, and even change the appearance of your smile? Katy Smile Design is one of the few Katy, TX dentists offering laser dentistry to help you achieve your ideal smile with minimal downtime and treatment discomfort. Learn more about this precise, minimally-invasive, and comfortable oral care treatment.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers are used to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for a variety of dental treatments. There are two types of lasers that have different uses, depending on the type of treatment:
- Hard tissue lasers: The hard tissue lasers are designed to cut through teeth and bone, such as to repair fillings or prepare teeth for reshaping.
- Soft tissue lasers: This type of laser can penetrate soft tissue and sealing blood vessels and nerve endings, which enables faster healing. These lasers are often used in treating gum disease.
A dental laser is a hand-held instrument that delivers a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The beam only comes into contact with the targeted area, leaving the healthy tissues intact. This also makes the instrument easier to control so the depth and cut are minimized, so your treatment is fast, predictable, and easily controlled.
Laser dentistry is also used to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which are often the result of tense facial muscles. The targeted lasers can relax facial muscles and relieve tension and discomfort, leading to a more stable and comfortable smile.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but Katy Smile Design is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced recovery time
- Less need for anesthesia
- No downtime
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
In many cases, patients do not require anesthesia during treatment with laser dentistry. Patients often choose laser dentistry because it provides a more comfortable treatment. Treatment time and recovery time are significantly reduced, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
Laser Dentistry in Katy, TX
If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist because of fear of a painful, extended treatment and recovery, laser dentistry might be right for you. Schedule an appointment online or call our office at 281.843.9814 today.