Did you know lasers can be used to treat your oral health? Dr. Warner uses both water and light lasers to treat many dental conditions. It’s minimally invasive and convenient for you.
Many people living in or near Mt. Pleasant, SC, have a fear of invasive or painful dental procedures. Fortunately, East Cooper Dental is proud to offer an alternative to traditionally invasive dental procedures: laser dentistry. This minimally invasive type of dentistry often results in minimized pain and shorter healing periods, and is a popular option for Mt. Pleasant patients who experience dental anxiety.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
It’s possible that you’ve never heard of laser dentistry. That’s OK! Laser dentistry is a bit different than traditional dentistry and dental surgery in that it doesn’t use traditional tools that can bruise or crush gum tissue, such as a scalpel or scissors. Instead, laser dentistry relies on an intense beam of laser light and/or water spray to interact with the tissue in your mouth. Basically, it’s minimally invasive.
Why Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a fantastic option for patients in Mount Pleasant, SC, who have a fear of needles or drills (or patients who have dental anxiety in general). There is no invasive trauma to the tissue in your mouth, and since the coagulation zone is extremely narrow, it shortens healing time and is ideal for patients who are always on the go. It’s a good alternative to traditional dentistry in many situations.
Types of Laser Dentistry
At East Cooper Dental, we utilize two types of laser dentistry: THOR and BIOLASE. Here’s a little about each:
- THOR: In use in thousands of offices in more than 70 countries across the globe, THOR low-level laser therapy features a laser or LED light that improves tissue repair and reduces pain for a variety of treatments.
- BIOLASE: Using laser and water spray, BIOLASE’s award-winning Waterlase system replaces many procedures that are performed with a shot or drill. Thousands of patients have experienced the benefits of Waterlase.
Either option is a fantastic choice for patients in Mount Pleasant, SC, with dental anxiety. We’ll give you advice on the right one for you.
Is Laser Dentistry Safe?
If there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about with laser dentistry, it’s your safety. Laser dentistry is a proven, widely adopted dental practice that has helped thousands and thousands of patients with dental anxiety. Even the American Dental Association (ADA) has voiced its optimism about the role of laser technology in the field of dentistry. Furthermore, Dr. Warner (and the entire team at East Cooper Dental) has extensive training and experience with laser dentistry, making it just as safe as the other dental procedures we perform in our office with other tools and instruments. We also do our best to ease patient anxiety by providing special protective glasses to protect the eyes during laser dentistry procedures.
If you live near Charleston, SC, and are interested in laser dentistry, schedule a consultation with us today.
Watch How Laser Dentistry Treats a Cavity:
Fixing Cavities with Waterlase – Patient Video from BIOLASE, Inc. on Vimeo.