In Pearland, Texas, our state-of-the-art practice utilizes dental lasers to perform hard and soft tissue procedures, including gum recontouring. Laser dentistry provides comfortable treatments for patients seeking anxiety-free, progressive dental care.
What is laser dentistry?
Dental lasers create better experiences for our patients. At our Pearland practice, our professionals use a narrow, intense beam of light energy to perform dental laser procedures. Laser dentistry has been safely and effectively used in dental offices since the 1990s.
What are the available laser dental procedures?
Our Pearland dentists can use dental lasers to comfortably perform a number of procedures. Dr. David Montz and Associates use dental lasers to treat the following conditions:
- Tooth canal infections
- Canker and cold sores
- Diseased gum tissues
- Gummy smiles
- Gum contouring
- Early cavity detection
- Tooth sensitivity
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry offers many benefits for our Pearland, TX patients. Some of these advantages include:
- More precision
- Little to no bleeding
- Sutures unnecessary
- Less recovery time
- Much less discomfort
- Swelling minimized
- Healthy tooth preservation
How do you use lasers to detect cavities?
With the DIAGNOdent Laser Caries Detection aid, our Pearland laser dentists can detect the earliest signs of tooth decay. Since any spot of decay can threaten the integrity of an entire tooth, early detection is the key to preventing loss of tooth structure. Cavities can hide along fissure lines or inside biting and occlusal surfaces.
DIAGNOdent technology uses a laser diode to inspect teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. We take a benchmark reading by aiming the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As it pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, the laser reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength that electronically evaluates your tooth.
Any variation from the healthy baseline value stimulates emission of a different wavelength and alerts us to a weakened area of decay. Identifying the tiniest bit of decay allows us to create shallower, simpler fillings, and to preserve more tooth structure.
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