At Dental Care at Moon Valley, we bring the latest technologies into our practice to give patients the best dentistry possible. Of course, we want your treatments to be precise and comfortable, but quick recovery is also important to our compassionate team.
Our Biolase Laser plays a vital role in our commitment to you. It allows for an easier dental experience and plays a significant role in recovery.
What Is a Biolase Laser?
The Biolase is a hand-held laser that works in a variety of dental capacities. Laser dentistry relies on air, water, and energy for periodontal treatment, standard procedures, and minimally invasive surgeries. It can be used on soft tissues or harder surfaces, including bone.
The Biolase allows our dentists in Phoenix, AZ to perform invasive treatments without actually being invasive, which means an easier procedure for you and faster healing thanks to precision!
What Can Biolase Laser Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ Do for Me?
The Biolase can be used in various capacities across dentistry for more precise treatments, simpler procedures, and faster healing.
Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is series of infections that invade bone and soft tissue, threatening tooth loss and systemic health complications, including:
- Heart health issues
- Lung health issues
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Low birth weight in babies
This condition starts as gingivitis and graduates to gum disease without proper treatment.
In the past, treatments for gum disease included specialized teeth cleanings below the gumline, scaling and root planing, or bone and tissue grafting.
With the Biolase system, we can achieve the same or better results with less invasive treatments, less bleeding and discomfort, and a faster recovery time.
The Biolase can precisely contour tooth roots and gently remove diseased tissue, eliminating the need for a scalpel. Because it promotes faster healing, it encourages your healthy gum tissue to adhere to teeth, closing pockets where bacteria can collect, saving your smile and your health.
This technology also works beautifully for tissue and bone grafting—meaning Biolase can be applied across dentistry and in many capacities.
Symptoms of gum disease may be silent, but often you’ll notice one or more of the following:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Mobile teeth
- Gum pain
- Tooth pain
- Gum pocketing
- Gum recession
The best way to reduce your risks for gum disease is to visit your dentist every six months. However, if you notice symptoms of gum disease or changes in your oral health, we encourage you to contact our Phoenix, AZ dental office as soon as possible.
Dental implants are tooth replacement roots. Your implant dentist in Phoenix surgically implants these roots, allows a healing period, and then tops the implant with a replacement tooth or prosthetic like a denture or bridge.
In some cases, we see patients who have been told they do not have sufficient jawbone to accommodate a tooth replacement root. First, they need a bone graft. With the Biolase, bone grafting—growing or replanting bone from another location—is made that much easier. This technology can precisely graft bone, allowing you to have the implants you’ve been hoping for.
Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics
The Biolase can mean fillings and restorations without drills and vibrating handpieces. Additionally, the Biolase can emit up to 98 percent less aerosol during treatment—meaning less saliva in the air—which is better for everyone during pandemics or cold and flu season.
Additionally, endodontics or root canal therapy in Phoenix, AZ, is easier and more precise with Biolase.
A root canal means an infection deep in the root of your tooth. This can be a painful situation that requires an emergency dental appointment for relief.
In most cases, treating a root infection requires numbing the area and extracting the infection from the tooth’s canal with endodontic instruments. Then the tooth is closed with a temporary filling—later a permanent filling or dental crown.
Biolase technology allows your dentist to penetrate deeper into the tooth canal to clear away more or all of the infection with greater precision.
Following restorative dentistry and endodontics with Biolase, patients typically report less swelling after and a faster recovery.
Biolase Laser Dentistry in Other Capacities
Biolase may also play an essential role in:
Learn Whether Laser Dentistry Is Right for You
Most of our patients in Phoenix are excellent candidates for laser dentistry, as it is less invasive than suture and scalpel methods. However, we typically take a health history before complex procedures (if a current history is not on file) to ensure the treatment is right for you.
If you come in for a consultation, we also talk to you about your current dental situation and your personal smile goals. Getting you to where you want to be with your dentistry is so important to our dental team.
Contact Our Phoenix Dentist Office to Get Started!
Our team always strives to make dentistry as easy as possible for our patients, which is why we are thrilled to offer the Biolase in our dental office.