Laser Dentistry in Denton, TX

Don’t Deal With Dental Anxiety

Advancements in laser technology have revolutionized the quality of dental care that patients can expect to receive at the dentist’s office. While most people avoid getting the necessary dental care for their teeth due to fear of potential pain, discomfort, shots, and drilling, this actually puts their oral health at risk for further complications. That’s why at Garden Oaks Family Dentistry, Dr. Ruehle uses Waterlase® laser technology to improve the dental experience.

Want a better smile without having to deal with the anxiety that comes from visiting the dentist? Read our guide to get a better understanding of how our Waterlase® laser works.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is an innovative type of dental care that can treat a variety of issues without being as invasive as traditional metal tools. Our team at Garden Oaks Family Dentistry uses the Waterlase i-Plus laser to perform care for your teeth and gums with minimal discomfort.

Patients can have a more comfortable dental experience with laser dentistry. Our Waterlase system numbs your tooth before and as it makes an incision. The laser causes micro explosions of water molecules to cut without applying any heat to the tooth, avoiding any potential pain. It also seals off any blood vessels, eliminating the need for stitches.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry allows our staff to eliminate the common reasons why people are uncomfortable during dental procedures, which include feeling heat, pressure, and vibration during their procedures. Lasers also allow us to accurately target specific areas of your mouth, correcting dental issues like gum bacteria while not irritating the surrounding tissue.

Other advantages that laser dentistry offers compared to traditional methods of dental procedures include:

  • Accurate and painless care
  • Most patients won’t require an anesthetic
  • Promotes quick healing
  • Great for kids and people of all ages
  • Lower risk of cross-contamination
  • Lower risk of damage to other teeth

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ruehle can help you weigh the benefits of laser dentistry that are specific to the procedures you need. For quick and gentle dental work, Waterlase laser dentistry can enhance and streamline your treatment plan.

Laser Dentistry Services

Thanks to our Waterlase laser, our Denton office offers a wide range of laser dental services for patients with specific oral health concerns. All dental treatments are conducted by our own expert dentists and staff.


Our staff will use the Waterlase laser to numb the area around your tooth and “drill” into the enamel. The laser thoroughly and accurately kills all the bacteria in the cavity, leaving you with a restoration less likely to need additional treatment in the future.

Dental Implants

Dr. Ruehle can make the process of receiving dental implants less invasive through the Waterlase laser. By contouring your gumline to before placing a fixture, this creates a naturally arched surface that’s similar to the rest of your normal teeth. This allows the implant to blend with the rest of your smile and give you an improved set of pearly whites.

Root Canals

When the Waterlase is used for endodontic procedures, a tornado-like water stream is created inside your tooth canal to remove any and all bacteria that is threatening the health of your smile. This bacteria is removed from the main canals and the other microscopic canals within the inside of your tooth, which a normal root canal procedure is more likely to miss.

The result of this accuracy is a much cleaner and bacteria-free tooth from the inside out, giving the treated area a longer life expectancy.

Contoured Gumlines

Dr. Ruehle can use the Waterlase laser for cosmetic purposes such as reshaping your gums. If your gumline is long and visible in your smile, gum contouring can be used to expose more of your teeth to make them appear longer. This treatment option also allows our staff to contour the gum tissue when having a dental implant or dental bridge.

The result is a more beautiful and confident smile for patients who want a stronger gumline.

Tongue-Tie Treatment

During tongue-tie treatment, Dr. Ruelhle can use the Waterlase laser to cut and cauterize the bit of tissue and muscle that attaches your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. This procedure is virtually painless and won’t require numbing shots or stitches. For patients who are normally uncomfortable with receiving such an invasive treatment, our Waterlase laser can reduce your discomfort and recovery time.

Tongue-tie treatment can be done on a newborn infant up to elderly patients. It’s quick and easy and you’ll be able to resume normal activities as soon as you leave our Denton office.

Oral Surgery & Orthodontics

When teeth aren’t fully exposed, traditional dental treatments require an oral surgeon to make large cuts to find the tooth, uncover it, and then stitch it up to close the tissues. With our Waterlase laser, Dr. Ruehle can help patients avoid such an invasive procedure by precisely uncovering the tooth or cutting away the tissue covering it.

After uncovering the tooth, your orthodontist can immediately start pulling the tooth to where it should be. The Waterlase laser allows for a pain-free procedure with no bleeding or stitches.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can contribute to patients being scared about visiting the dentist office. That’s why Dr. Ruehle uses the Waterlase laser to seal either an exposed root or sensitivity that’s present directly on the tooth’s surface. This will reduce temperature sensitivity and any pain you may potentially experience, allowing you to have a more comfortable smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is completely safe and poses no threat to your oral health. Since dental lasers are more efficient and accurate compared to traditional dental tools, your teeth are actually at a lower risk of experiencing any complications. As long as an experienced dentist like Dr. Ruehle is conducting your procedure, dental lasers come with a variety of benefits, including quicker healing times.

Is laser dentistry painless?

Laser dentistry eliminates much of the pain that many patients fear when undergoing a dental procedure. By being less invasive and more precise, dental lasers can potentially eliminate the need of a numbing agent or lifestyle changes after treatment. As a result, you can leave our office and get right back to your normal activities without having to worry about your teeth.

How does laser dentistry work?

Dental lasers are highly sophisticated tools that can streamline your dental procedure. By converting energy into a precise light beam, this can be used for highly accurate shaping or cutting without the need of a drill. Lasers also produce less noise compared to traditional dental tools, causing minimal pain and discomfort for patients.

Ditch the Discomfort With Laser Dentistry

You don’t have to have anxiety about visiting the dentist any more. At Garden Oaks Family Dentistry, your comfort is our top priority. To learn about how laser dentistry can provide you with comfortable, quick, and painless dental procedures, contact our office by calling
(940) 566-4888 or by filling out an online contact form. We look forward to giving you the best dental care possible with our Waterlase laser.