One of the most common reasons for patients to be nervous about seeing a dentist is the thought of having painful or uncomfortable procedures done. If you’re among those who get anxious about dental visits, keep in mind that laser dentistry can ease your fears. At Signature Smiles, Dr. Naren Mikkilineni offers laser dentistry for patients in Irving and Richardson, Texas, who need treatment for cavities or gum disease.
Laser Dentistry Q & A
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to perform certain kinds of dental procedures. Using laser energy rather than other dental instruments allows Dr. Mikkilineni to provide patients with minimally invasive treatments. This process makes it possible for patients to have dental visits that are as pain-free as possible.
At Signature Smiles, Dr. Mikkilineni uses Biolase® diode and WaterLase laser devices. These devices provide dentists with increased precision while performing certain dental procedures, which leads to improved outcomes for patients. The type of laser Dr. Mikkilineni will use for your dental procedure depends on certain factors, such as the specific dental needs of each patient.
What is laser dentistry used for?
Dentists can use laser dentistry for various types of dental procedures. Dr. Mikkilineni offers this method for treating cavities and conducting gum surgery. If you have gum disease that’s severe enough to require surgery or if you have tooth decay that needs to special care, Dr. Mikkilineni may recommend laser dentistry as an option for you.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry provides some important benefits compared to more traditional dentistry. These benefits include:
- Less anxiety over dental visits
- Relatively pain-free dental procedures
- Reduced risk of trauma, such as cracks caused by dental drills
- Lower amount of bleeding
- Lower risk of swelling
- Improved accuracy that helps protect tooth structure
- Reduced discomfort after treatment
- Lower chance of needing anesthesia
Is laser dentistry considered safe?
Laser dentistry offers a safe way to perform dental procedures, as long as it’s done by qualified dental professionals. Dr. Mikkilineni has the knowledge and skills necessary to perform laser dentistry with minimal risk to you. If you have any other concerns about laser dentistry, you can address your concerns during your visit or book online for a consultation. Keep in mind that you may need to wear protective eyewear while having a laser procedure done.
Is laser dentistry right for me?
If you would normally put off treatment for gum disease or cavities due to anxiety over dental visits, ask Dr. Mikkilineni about laser dentistry. Dr. Mikkilinen can determine if this type of dentistry is suitable for the dental work to be performed. If you’re not a candidate for laser dentistry, Dr. Mikkilineni will go over alternative options with you.
If you have dental cavities or gum problems or if you want more information about laser dentistry, please contact Signature Smiles online or call Irving: 469-214-0153; Richardson: 469-214-2795 to make an appointment with Dr. Mikkilineni.