For your convenience, we are happy to provide laser dentistry in Staunton, Virginia, to perform your dental treatments in an accurate and controlled manner.
We generally use dental lasers when you need treatments on your soft tissues. When you suffer from gum disease or periodontal disease, your gums move and shrivel away from your teeth, which makes your teeth look longer than natural. We proudly offer treatments to reshape your gums to give you more of an attractive smile.
There are many benefits to this treatment, which include:
- It does not require anesthesia because it produces less pain.
- It can reduce anxiety in patients who fear the dental drill.
- It can minimalize bleeding and swelling.
During these treatments, your dentist will use a tool that will project an energy in the form of a light. It will then cut and vaporize the tissue that it comes in contact with. While it operates, it lessens the risks associated with infection because it sterilizes the tissue it is working on.
To learn more about how Dr. Alan J. White uses lasers in the dental field, call our office today. We are happy to help you know more about the tools that will give you the dental results you desire.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.