We are excited to be able to offer laser dentistry solutions for our patients.
There are very few industries these days that haven’t seen significant advances in recent years, and here at Goodall Family Dentistry, we are committed to bringing our patients in the Cary, North Carolina area the latest technologies in dental care. We are especially excited to be involved in laser dentistry and to offer this minimally invasive option for a variety of dental concerns.
- CO2 Laser- This specialized laser allows for bloodless surgeries, which results in minimal post-operative discomfort, swelling, and pain. It is ideal for soft tissue surgeries, as its wavelengths are smaller than the sensitive oral blood vessel diameters. They are able to cut and coagulate at the same time. We commonly use a CO2 laser for frenectomies on tongue-tied infants where sutures would be best avoided.
- DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection- The key to reducing tooth loss from decay is finding the cavities as early as possible. Visual detection and even x-rays are no match for the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system. This 655 nm diode laser allows us to locate tooth decay when it is small or inaccessible to standard diagnostic methods. By catching decay at its earliest stage, the resolution is a far less invasive task. This device also alerts us to damaged enamel that has the potential for the formation of a cavity in the future, so it can be addressed before that happens.
If you would like to know more about our laser dentistry services and the many ways we can use laser technology to make your dental procedure go more smoothly or prevent problems from occurring, don’t hesitate to contact us.