I Have Dental Phobia: Can Laser Surgery Put My Nerves at Ease?

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Plenty of people get nervous at the dentist. That becomes especially true when you need something beyond the standard dental examination, whether that’s treatment for gum disease or some form of oral surgery. 

Fortunately, if you find yourself in that situation, noninvasive laser surgery can make a big difference. With this leading-edge option, our dentistry team at Livonia Family Smiles can deliver the care you need in a way that’s quick, convenient, and comfortable.

To put your nerves at ease this New Years, let’s take a closer look at the laser surgery difference.

What laser surgery delivers

With a laser at their disposal, our Livonia Family Smiles team doesn’t have to turn to scalpels or scraping tools when we need to give your mouth a specific treatment. Instead, we can use the ultra-precise laser to accomplish the task at hand with minimal impact on the surrounding teeth and tissue.

For you, that means a quicker, more targeted treatment. It also means less discomfort while you’re in the dentist’s chair and a shorter recovery time afterward, for treatments that come with any downtime. 

With laser surgery, you’ll spend less time with us and less time healing. It’s a win-win way to make getting the oral care you need easier and less stressful.

The Biolase® difference

To further help you understand why you don’t need to be worried for an upcoming laser surgery appointment, we want to dig deeper into the advanced laser technology we use: the Biolase® laser.

The Biolase platform enables us to use the Waterlase laser for a variety of treatments. This laser blends light energy with a stream of water to deliver a gentle experience that protects your teeth and gums. 

Say, for example, that you have a cavity. With the Waterlase laser, we can prepare the area for a filling without the need to drill. That means you won’t have to deal with the sound and vibrations that come with traditional dental drilling. 

What’s more, the laser is so precise that you won’t need very much anesthesia to feel comfortable during treatment, and preparing your tooth will take less time. We can target the decay incredibly accurately, protecting the healthy part of your tooth and minimizing discomfort after your visit. 

Here at Livonia Family Smiles, we use the Biolase laser to:

If you need dental treatment and you want to see what laser surgery can do to make it quicker, easier, and more comfortable for you, don’t hesitate to start the New Year off right and call our office in Livonia, Michigan, today. 

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