Every time we turn around, it seems a new superhero movie or space adventure film is being released. The special effects available today make it look like anything is possible — including advanced weapons that use lasers.
It’s all pretty exciting to watch when you’re sitting in a theater, but we have a much more practical weapon to use in the fight for oral health. And unlike the stuff in the movies, our dental lasers are real. In fact, Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is a leader in laser dentistry in Michigan.
You can enjoy the benefits of our advanced treatments in Novi, MI. Just call 248-697-2487 today to make your next dental appointment with us.
Use Lasers To Deal With Problems Painlessly
Lasers have changed the way we are able to treat many common oral health issues. This is good for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that lasers let us do many things without causing any pain.
Let that sink in for a moment. Many people experience dental anxiety. One of the most common reasons is that people are worried that dental care will hurt. Depending on your age, that may have been part of your dental visits growing up, and that can have a lasting impact on how you view going to the dentist.
Thankfully, we’ve made big advances in this area, so dental care can be done much more comfortably and usually without any pain whatsoever. Lasers allow us to treat a variety of problems, including cavities and gum disease, and you may not need any anesthetic to get these treatments.
Knowing this can make it much easier for you to get the care you need and deserve.
What Lasers Can Do
Dr. Ross has been on the cutting edge of laser dentistry for years. In fact, we were the first practice in Michigan to remove decay with the Biolase erbium laser without anesthetic. This laser breaks down the decayed parts of the tooth, so you can get your filling. You don’t have to feel the vibrations of the drill or the pain that can come with it.
Equally important, lasers can help detect decay earlier than we can with our eyes alone. At our office, we use the DIAGNOdent laser for this purpose. This tool measures the reflectivity of different parts of your tooth, which can be used to find cavities much sooner.
For a more serious concern, oral cancer, we have another laser-based tool. The VELscope allows us to perform a thorough screening of the soft tissues in your mouth. And we know that early detection of oral cancer makes an enormous difference in the success of its treatment.
Last but not least, we can Biolase Erbium laser for treating gum tissue as well. This changes both how we treat gum disease and provide cosmetic care, such as gummy smile treatments. The laser can remove infected or excess tissue without the need for a scalpel. The laser has the added benefits of sealing the healthy tissue without the need for sutures in a vast majority of cases. This helps address the problem and reduces the times needed to recover as well.
Get Advanced Care For Your Smile
Laser dentistry is becoming more and more common. By visiting Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Novi, MI, you’ll be treated by a practice that has years of experience using this technology to improve the smiles and the lives of our patients.