Advanced Tools for Quality Care with Minimal Discomfort
With our advanced laser technology, Dr. Dooley and his team offer precise treatments that will minimize your discomfort and time in the dental chair. We use several types of dental lasers, and will thoroughly explain their application before beginning treatment.
Understanding Laser Dentistry
We use two types of laser technology:
- DIAGNOdent® laser cavity detection: DIAGNOdent® will measure the amount of fluorescence in your teeth. A high level of fluorescence will indicate decay. Dr. Dooley will shine the laser in the tiny crevices of your teeth to look for the smallest hidden cavities.
- BIOLASE WaterLase® laser: WaterLase® combines laser light with a powerful stream of water to reshape your teeth or gums with minimal impact to the nearby tissues. Thanks to this technology, you can enjoy efficient, minimal discomfort root canal therapy, tooth contouring, cosmetic gum contouring, cold sore treatment, and oral cancer biopsies.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Lasers are quickly revolutionizing the field of dental treatment. Dental lasers are highly accurate. Therefore, Dr. Dooley can perform diagnostic tests and restorative treatments much more precisely than he could with manual techniques. With DIAGNOdent®, Dr. Dooley can discover cavities in the earliest stages before they manifest symptoms or are visible to the naked eye. In most cases, he can treat these small cavities with a dental filling, rather than a more extensive restorative procedure. Additionally, thanks to laser technology, Dr. Dooley can often find cavities before they cause you any discomfort.
WaterLase® is also highly precise, and will enable your dentist to remove the smallest amounts of tissue to achieve stunning cosmetic results. You will also experience little discomfort with these advanced tools. Lasers do not produce disagreeable vibrations or noises. They will also seal off your tissues during treatment, so you should have negligible bleeding or inflammation after your procedure. Finally, lasers will actually kill bacteria during treatment, meaning your risk for infection is virtually non-existent.
Is Laser Dentistry Right for You?
If you need restorative or cosmetic care, and you want to enjoy safe, efficient treatment with minimal discomfort, then you may be a candidate for laser dentistry. Dental lasers benefit children and adults of all ages. To learn more, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-495-8100. We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.