Laser Dentistry

Dental Frontiers & Associates

Family Dentistry & Aesthetic Dentists located in Tomball, TX

Laser dentistry offers state-of-the-art dental cleanings and treatments for periodontal disease. At Dental Frontiers & Associates, experienced dentist Anthony Garza, DDS, uses a diode laser to provide advanced oral health care. To learn more about laser dentistry services and experience their benefits, call the office in Tomball, Texas, to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Laser Dentistry Q&A

What is laser dentistry?

A laser provides a very narrow and focused beam of light energy. In dentistry, this laser energy is carefully controlled to alter or remove hard and soft tissues, including excess or infected gums, bacteria, plaque, and tartar. 

This advanced technology allows Dr. Garza and the team at Dental Frontiers & Associates to conduct oral health treatments with improved precision and enhanced comfort and safety.

What types of treatments use laser dentistry?

Laser technology has over 20 uses that are FDA-cleared. At Dental Frontiers & Associates, Dr. Garza may use laser dentistry to:

  • Remove tooth decay
  • Cut and remove excess soft gum tissue
  • Reshape the gums for cosmetic improvements
  • Prepare cavities for a filling
  • Treat oral ulcers, gum infection, or periodontal disease
  • Detect cavities early
  • Ease tooth sensitivity to hot and cold by sealing the tooth root

When used for standard dental cleanings, laser dentistry can be more comfortable than traditional scraping with dental tools. Laser dentistry can also be an alternative to invasive needles, scalpels, and drills in other procedures like fillings for cavities. 

The laser can also remove infected gum tissue that surrounds your teeth and endangers their integrity. Laser treatment leads to a better treatment outcome when used for scaling and root planing — a treatment for periodontal disease. 

The laser technology encourages the regeneration of healthy gum tissue when you have periodontal disease.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser technology is more efficient for the hygienist and more comfortable for the patient when compared to hand tools used for dental cleanings. You experience less bleeding and swelling after laser procedures as compared to traditional treatments. 

If you become anxious around the sounds of drills or other traditional dental tools, the silence of a laser may help you find ease during your dental visits.

When a laser is used before dental cleanings, it reduces the amount of bacteria present in your mouth. That can be especially helpful for immunocompromised patients. 

However, lasers don’t eliminate the need for anesthesia in invasive dental procedures.

Experience the benefits of laser dentistry at Dental Frontiers & Associates. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.