Laser Dentistry and Your Smile

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At Athens Advanced Dental in Athens, Texas, Drs. Risinger and Murphy are pleased to offer laser dentistry for our patients. Dental lasers are small, hand-held tools that produce energy in the form of a light. Many approve of them because they reduce the pain in treatment, which means the need for anesthesia is also reduced. Lasers can also minimize the anxiety patients feel when they visit the dentist and they can reduce the swelling and bleeding during soft tissue treatments. In addition, lasers can preserve more of a healthy tooth during cavity removal.

As you can see, dental lasers are very beneficial. Because they are so beneficial, they will likely be involved in the following treatments:

-Tooth decay removal: The laser can easily remove the decay from your tooth and can also prepare your tooth for the dental filling that will restore its health.

-Gum treatment: The laser can reshape your gums after they have moved away from the teeth or have become damaged.

-Root canal therapy: During a root canal, the laser can remove bacteria from the area to keep it clean and safe.

-Biopsy: In a biopsy, a small piece of your oral tissue is needed, and the laser can help with that by painlessly removing a piece of the tissue for the examination of oral cancer.

-Lesion removal: The laser can remove lesions from your mouth and it can also reduce the pain of a canker sore.

-Teeth whitening: The laser can give you a brighter smile in a short amount of time because it activates the whitening solution and speeds up the whitening process.

Dental lasers are beneficial for you and your dentist, which is why we happily use them at our office. If you would like to know more about our dental lasers in Athens, Texas. Before you come in for your appointment, we encourage you to call our office today at 903-675-9118 and talk to a member of our Athens Advanced Dental team. We are happy to explain how our dental lasers work!