Laser Dentistry For a More Comfortable Dental Experience in Cary, NC
Of all the technological advances that have been made in dentistry over the last few decades, laser dentistry is among those with the most significant impact on how we can deliver safe and effective dental care. At Holistic Dental Centers in Cary and Cornelius, NC, we are equipped with the latest laser dentistry options to treat a wide variety of oral health issues, providing you with a safer and more comfortable dental experience.
How dental lasers work
Generally speaking, dental lasers work by emitting a targeted beam of light energy. Different lasers are designed for various purposes. For example, some lasers are designed to cut or vaporize soft tissues like the gums, whereas others treat hard tissues such as the teeth and underlying bone. Lasers can also be used in teeth whitening procedures by heating the teeth to enhance the effectiveness of tooth whitening agents. Laser dentistry may be used for a wide variety of functions, such as:
- Preparing teeth for fillings
- Treating gum disease
- Preparing teeth for root canal therapy
- Removing non-cancerous lesions
- Taking tissue biopsies
- Relieving canker sore pain
- …and much more!
Benefits of laser dental treatment
Laser dentistry is quickly becoming the gold standard of care in many procedures because it offers patients a variety of advantages over more traditional treatment options such as drills and scalpels:
- It causes less pain in many cases, reducing the need for dental anesthesia.
- It sanitizes and cauterizes as it treats tissues, minimizing bleeding and the risk of side effects and infection post-treatment
- The laser does not emit the same sounds, smells, and vibrations of a traditional dental drill, so patients find the treatment less anxiety-provoking
- Our dentists can be more precise with a laser, resulting in less damage to healthy tooth structures or soft tissues.
Laser dentistry near me
If you live in the Cary or Cornelius area and have been searching for a dentist with laser treatment options, the team at Holistic Dental Centers is here to serve your needs. We love welcoming new patients to our dental family! You can reach our Cary office at (919) 865-0700, and our Cornelius office number is (704) 765-3150 , or you can request your appointment online.
Dr. Carl McMillan is a holistic dentist with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile.
Dr. Luis Crespo obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.
Dr. Erin Wilbanks graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She is an accredited IAOMT member, is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.