Laser Dentistry

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gary Alhadef, prides himself on using the latest technology to transform the smiles of his cosmetic dentistry patients. Laser dentistry is the most innovative and efficient method of treating cavities, tooth decay, discolored teeth, and the problems associated with gum disease.

As dental technology evolves, procedures that were once time consuming and painful have become increasingly quick, comfortable, and pain-free. Dr. Alhadef is dedicated to providing his patients with the latest state-of-the-art technology as part of his continuing effort to make your dental experience as pleasant as possible.

Biolase Technology

Biolase Technology, Inc. has created a dental laser that virtually eliminates the pain and discomfort that were considered inevitable parts of dental care in the past. We are very excited about featuring the latest in laser dentistry products from Biolase, including the revolutionary Waterlase® MD system, which allows you to achieve a healthier smile without invasive surgery, pain, or swelling. Dr. Alhadef and his team are proud to bring this advanced technology to their patients in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and in the surrounding areas of Texas.

This system uses laser-energized water to accomplish the work of traditional drills, giving Dr. Alhadef the ability to perform a wide range of soft- and hard-tissue procedures both quickly and painlessly. The Waterlase® MD system produces no heat or vibration in the mouth, and unlike traditional drills, it cuts teeth quietly and gently. In some cases, Dr. Alhadef can even perform certain procedures using Waterlase without an anesthetic. This technology is ideal for patients who have resisted going to the dentist because they fear the drill.

Waterlase MD can be used for almost any dental procedure you need performed, including tooth etching, caries removal, cavity preparation, and a number of soft- and hard-tissue procedures, such as treatment of gum disease, canker sores, fever blisters, frenectomies, and oral biopsies. Waterlase can also be used to reshape your gums so that your smile shows more teeth, giving you a more natural-looking smile.

The Biolase laser offers many benefits, including effectiveness, comfort, and convenience. Dr. Alhadef and his staff would love to show you how this state-of-the-art equipment can make your dental experience more relaxing and virtually pain-free.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry procedure uses a high-technology laser device to generate a specific beam of concentrated light. The light focuses energy into your mouth and can remove areas of tooth decay or gum infection with a high level of accuracy. The laser beam cauterizes and sterilizes the affected area, so that bleeding, pain, and the chance of infection are all minimal.

Laser dentistry helps improve the precision of your treatment while minimizing recovery time, yet only about 5 percent of all dentists use laser dentistry today.

What are some benefits of Laser Dentistry?

This new technique can improve the precision of your treatment with minimal pain and a speedier recovery.

Other benefits include:

  • Minimal damage to the surrounding tissue
  • Some procedures with lasers don’t require sutures
  • Some don’t require anesthesia
  • Minimal bleeding due to high-energy light beams which inhibits blood loss
  • Minimal bacterial infections because the light beams sterilize the area
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can regenerate
What procedures can a laser perform?

There are many different types of lasers used in dentistry, and their applications vary. In general, laser dentistry can:

  • Remove tooth decay and old metal fillings
  • Desensitize teeth
  • Treat gum disease and ulcers
  • Create microscopic fillings
  • Sterilize infected root
  • Shape teeth and lengthen crowns
  • Place dental implants
  • Heal fever blisters and canker sores
How new is Laser Dentistry?

Albert Einstein first introduced the concept of lasers. These devices were used on teeth and gums experimentally, shortly following their invention in the 1960s. However, lasers have been used in widespread dentistry for about the past 10 years, and have become increasingly popular in local dental offices. Dr. Alhadef uses the latest in laser technology, Biolase Technology’s Waterlase MD system, which can be used not only for soft tissue procedures, but for hard tissue procedures as well, virtually eliminating the need for a drill.

Are lasers safe?

Dental lasers are approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). With adequate training and proper eye protection, laser dentistry is very safe. Compared to the traditional dentist drill, lasers actually reduce the chance of accidental injury to your cheek, gums and tongue because they are so precise. Their precision also allows dentists to pinpoint treatment, which destroys less of your tooth while producing less friction. Less heat and vibration also results in less pain.

Our Dental Team will Take Care of Smile

If you are interested in learning more about these exciting developments in dental technology and are in the Plano, Irving, or Fort Worth area, contact Dallas cosmetic dentist Dr. Gary Alhadef to set up your free initial laser dentistry consultation.

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