LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY
David B. Fisher D.D.S. provides professional, quality dentistry in Bellaire, Texas, and the surrounding areas of Houston Galleria, West University Place, River Oaks, and Meyerland, Texas.
For nearly two decades, lasers have been used for preventive, restorative and cosmetic purposes in dentistry. Today, lasers are approved for safety by the Food and Drug Administration, and they have become much more prevalent and standard in dental offices across the country. Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. This energy can be used to achieve accuracy and precision when shaping the gums, biopsying oral tissues, removing tooth decay, and killing bacteria during deep cleanings and a root canal. Laser energy also promotes healing of the soft tissues. Lasers are even being used for elective cosmetic procedures, such as to expedite & maximize the effects of in-office tooth whitening.
Did you know…
that dental lasers offer a long list of benefits for patients and dentists? Specifically, laser dentistry has grown in popularity among patients because it is highly effective for reducing inflammation, bleeding and swelling during and following dental procedures. Many patients also report experiencing less pain when lasers are used as opposed to drills. For this reason alone, many patients experience less anxiety and apprehension before and during their dental appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I benefit from laser dentistry in Harris County, Texas?
Possibly. At David B. Fisher D.D.S., laser dentistry is used as an adjunct service to fully kill bacteria during deep cleanings. If you need a filling, root canal, biopsy, periodontal treatment or tooth whitening, a dental laser could provide a better overall experience and recovery. To find out if laser dentistry is right for you, schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Fisher and discuss your options for treatment.
What should I expect during a laser dental treatment from David B. Fisher D.D.S. in Bellaire, Texas?
Your experience will be similar to those you may have had before, only without the pressure, vibrations and sound of a dental drill. Just as with traditional dental treatments, you may need to be anesthetized before having laser treatment. However, because dental lasers may help minimize pain, you may not require as much anesthesia as you would with a non-laser treatment. Laser treatment for deep cleanings is pain free, quick and does not require anesthetic.
Do I need to follow any special care instructions after being treated with a dental laser?
Your post-treatment care will not differ from the instructions you would have from when Dr. Fisher uses a drill or other dental tool. However, you may find that your recovery time is shorter and that bleeding is minimal immediately following your treatment. At David B. Fisher D.D.S., we offer post-treatment instructions for each service provided to ensure the most efficient healing process. Contact our office today to see if you are a great candidate for laser dentistry.