Laser Dentistry Phoenix
Laser dentistry has been around since 1994 and is used by many dentists today for bacteria reduction. The technology is now so advanced that it is comfortable enough in some cases to use without using anesthesia. This means that patients who dislike the sound and smell of high-speed drills no longer have to avoid their dental visits. With laser technology, there is little to no gum recession and swelling and bleeding is minimal. There is also less trauma and it improves the healing process for a faster recovery. Our experienced team of dentists and hygienists can perform more procedures in less time without sacrificing your comfort and care.
New Patients to Our Office
If you are a new patient to our office, we would first need to provide an examination and take x-rays of your mouth prior to doing laser treatment. If we have never seen you as a patient, we have no idea of the condition of your teeth and gums.
Next, our hygienist must take measurements using a rounded tipped plastic probe to determine how deep the pockets are in your gums. This is a painless but necessary procedure to determine the amount of bone loss around the tooth and root. The higher the number means that the pockets are deeper and a larger amount of bone loss occurs. Learn more about gum disease here.
You will also want to verify with your health insurance provider to see if they cover laser treatments prior to requesting the procedure. Most providers do not cover it.
Watch Janelle, our lead dental hygienist as she demonstrates how simple and pain-free a dental laser treatment. A laser dental treatment takes about five minutes.
No-Drill, Pain-Free Laser Dentistry
There are many options for dentists in choosing which laser products to use. At Paradise Ridge Dentistry we use the Picasso laser. With the Picasso laser, our doctors and hygienists perform a wide variety of soft-tissue and periodontal procedures that include:
- Treatment for Canker and Cold Sores
- Periodontal and Gum Care for bacteria reduction
Our goal is to help our patients with their dental anxiety and prevent them from avoiding their dental visits. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your time with us. Laser dentistry is one of the many ways we can help prevent you from having major dental work later in life. We have extensive training and experience with laser dentistry, and our team is certified in dental laser treatment.
The Picasso Laser
Picasso is FDA approved and has been around since 2009. It is loved and endorsed by universities, hospitals, dental clinics, clinicians and hygienists around the world.
Find out if you’re a candidate for laser dentistry. Give us a call today.