Biological practice brings laser dentistry to Houston, TX
Laser technology has become common in our lives, from grocery store bar code readers to your desktop printer. Yet the vast benefits of lasers in dentistry are not yet widespread. Dr. Marilyn Jones encourages those in the Houston, TX area to take advantage of modern dentistry at Houston Biological Dentist.
Laser Dentistry Explained
A laser device concentrates a beam of light in a specific wavelength. Bodily tissues absorb that energy to different degrees, depending on their density, moisture content, and color. Absorbed energy then creates a predicable response in the tissue. For example, energy from a soft tissue laser is readily accepted by gums, while a hard tissue laser targets tooth and bone structure.
Use of lasers is a tremendous advance in dentistry, providing an improved patient experience:
- Laser treatment is virtually painless.
- Soft tissues are essentially vaporized, eliminating need for surgical cutting.
- Laser energy automatically cauterizes soft tissues, so there is minimal (if any) bleeding and no need for sutures.
- Laser dentistry reduces oral trauma, so patients have little residual swelling or discomfort.
- Laser energy naturally sterilizes the treatment area, for reduced risk of infection or post-procedure complications.
LASER Dentistry also includes Fillings, Desensitizing teeth, tooth sterilization, mouth aphthous ulcers, Nightlase for Snoring, Liplase & Smoothlase, crown removal, BioStim for Healing and Advanced Periodontal issues
Many applications for laser dentistry in Houston, TX
Dr. Jones has invested in the technology and training to bring laser dentistry to her patients in the Houston, TX area.
She applies experience and compassion, using laser techniques to treat gum disease. Unhealthy tissue is removed, and periodontal pockets are disinfected to re-establish a healthy seal of the gums to the teeth. Gum tissue can also be contoured for aesthetic improvement.
Infections in teeth are eliminated with laser technology, resulting in less invasive repair of tooth decay.
Did you know snoring and sleep apnea can be improved with laser dentistry? The NightLase device stimulates collagen remodeling in the throat. Treatment tightens these tissues, opening the airway for natural breathing. NightLase can reduce or eliminate dependency on a CPAP machine or an oral appliance.