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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry makes it easy to treat a variety of oral health problems without the need for anesthesia. It’s quick, affordable, and rarely requires any downtime. At his practice in Terrell, Texas, Wayne T. Fieldsmith, DDS, uses laser dentistry to address various concerns, including cavities, gum disease, and hypersensitive teeth. To schedule an appointment, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses targeted light energy to treat a variety of oral health problems. It’s more comfortable than traditional dental treatment and doesn’t require any scraping, drilling, or other manual non-laser tools. To ensure the accuracy of treatment, Dr. Fieldsmith conducts laser dentistry under magnification. 

Laser dentistry uses a handheld device that emits light energy using an intense, focused beam. The light produces a reaction when it comes in contact with your hard or soft tissues, allowing Dr. Fieldsmith to make modifications.

Laser dentistry is cost-effective and comfortable. Dr. Fieldsmith performs treatment on an outpatient basis, and there’s rarely any downtime or recovery period afterward.

What conditions can laser dentistry treat?

Dr. Fieldsmith uses laser dentistry to treat various issues that affect the hard and soft tissues in people’s mouths. Some of the most common laser dentistry procedures include:

  • Cavity detection
  • Preparing teeth to receive dental fillings
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Treating tooth sensitivity
  • Cosmetic gum contouring
  • Crown lengthening
  • Removing benign tumors
  • Teeth whitening
  • Treating cold sores
  • TMJ treatment

You might also benefit from laser dentistry if you have soft tissue folds that make wearing your dentures uncomfortable.  

What types of lasers does laser dentistry use?

Dr. Fieldsmith uses several types of lasers to perform laser dentistry, including:

Hard tissue lasers

Hard tissue lasers cut through a tooth’s outer and inner structures (the enamel and dentin). Your teeth absorb the wavelengths of light through a unique biological process. Dr. Fieldsmith uses hard tissue lasers for several reasons, including to prep and shape teeth, repair dental fillings, and remove decay.  

Soft tissue lasers

Soft tissue lasers use targeted light energy to correct issues affecting your gums, tongue, or inner cheeks. Dr. Fieldsmith uses this type of laser dentistry for periodontal treatment, including killing harmful bacteria and encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissue.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is safe and usually well-tolerated. To ensure a positive treatment outcome, it’s important to partner with a qualified provider like Dr. Fieldsmith, who has extensive training. During laser dentistry, you wear a pair of special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser. 

Might I benefit from laser dentistry?

Dr. Fieldsmith determines if you might benefit from laser dentistry. Following a review of your dental health history, an oral exam, and a discussion of your symptoms, he can develop a custom treatment plan to align with your needs.

To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, make an appointment at the practice of Wayne T. Fieldsmith, DDS. Call the office today or click the online booking feature.