Laser Dentistry in Denton, TX

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Enjoy Gentler Treatment With Laser Dentistry

At Garden Oaks Family Dentistry, we understand the fear of pain, discomfort, injections, and drilling often prevents people from seeking necessary dental treatment, risking further oral health complications. To alleviate these concerns, our Denton dentists, Dr. Patrick Ruehle and Dr. Erika Eide, utilizes Waterlase® laser technology, enhancing the dental experience. Dr. Ruehle is a certified laser dentist. With his MWCLI (Master World Certified Laser Institute) qualification, he has embraced the latest laser technology to revolutionize dental care.

Want a beautiful smile without dental anxiety? Explore our guide to learn how our Waterlase® laser works and discover the possibilities it brings.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is an innovative type of dental care that can treat various oral health issues. Our Garden Oaks Family Dentistry team uses the Waterlase i-Plus laser to perform care for your teeth and gums with minimal discomfort.

One of the main draws of laser dentistry is that lasers are much less invasive than traditional metal drills. Our Waterlase system numbs your tooth before and as it removes decay. The laser causes micro explosions of water molecules to cut without applying any heat to the tooth, helping to avoid any potential pain. It also seals off any blood vessels, eliminating the need for stitches. Lasers also can be used to help with soft tissue issues such as gum disease, tongue-tie releases, cold sores, TMJ discomfort, and a host of other problems. When used for cutting soft tissue, the laser seals off any blood vessels, eliminating the need for stitches when used for soft tissue procedures.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry allows our dental team 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 of laser dentistry include the following:

  • Accurate and comfortable care
  • Minimal bleeding and swelling
  • Promotes quick healing and recovery
  • Great for kids and people of all ages
  • Reduces the risk of infection
  • Lower risk of cross-contamination
  • Lower risk of damage to other teeth

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide 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.

Dental Fillings

Using the Waterlase laser, our skilled staff will gently numb the surrounding area of your tooth and precisely remove the decayed enamel. The advanced laser technology effectively eliminates all bacteria within the cavity, resulting in a restoration that reduces the likelihood of requiring further treatment in the future.

Dental Implants

With the use of the Waterlase laser, Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide offer a minimally invasive approach to dental implants. By precisely contouring your gumline before implant placement, we create a natural arch that seamlessly integrates with your existing teeth. This ensures that the implant blends harmoniously with your smile, providing you with an even more beautiful set of teeth.

Root Canals

During endodontic procedures, we use the Waterlase technology to effectively eliminate bacteria that jeopardize the well-being of your smile. By creating a controlled, cyclical water stream inside the tooth canal, the Waterlase system thoroughly cleans the main canals as well as the microscopic canals within the tooth. This meticulous cleaning surpasses the capabilities of a standard root canal procedure, ensuring a significantly higher degree of bacterial eradication.

As a result of this precision, the treated tooth is left exceptionally clean and free from bacteria, promoting its longevity and enhancing its overall durability. The thorough elimination of bacteria from the inside out provides the treated area with an extended life expectancy, better preserving the health and functionality of your tooth.

Contoured Gumlines

Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide harness the power of the Waterlase laser to offer cosmetic gum reshaping. If you have a prominent gum line that affects the appearance of your smile, gum contouring can be utilized to expose more of your teeth, creating the illusion of length. This procedure is also beneficial for improving the health and appearance of the gum tissue around dental implants or dental bridges.

The result is a more aesthetically pleasing outcome, providing the patient with a beautiful, confident smile.

Tongue-Tie Treatment

Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide offers tongue-tie treatment using the Waterlase laser, which allows for precise cutting and cauterization of the tissue and muscle that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. This procedure is virtually painless and eliminates the need for anesthesia or stitches. With the Waterlase laser, we minimize discomfort and expedite the recovery process for patients who may typically feel uneasy about more invasive treatments.

Tongue-tie treatment can be performed on patients of all ages, from newborn infants to the elderly. It’s a quick and straightforward procedure that enables you to resume your normal activities immediately after leaving our Denton office.

Oral Surgery for Orthodontics

Traditional dental treatments often involve invasive procedures, requiring oral surgeons to make substantial incisions followed by stitching up the tissues. However, with the utilization of our Waterlase laser, Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide can offer patients a less invasive alternative. The laser allows for the precise uncovering of the tooth or removal of the tissue covering it, eliminating the need for extensive cuts.

Once the tooth is exposed, your orthodontist can immediately initiate the process of repositioning it. The Waterlase laser ensures a comfortable procedure without heavy bleeding or the necessity for stitches. This advanced technology promotes a comfortable and efficient experience for patients undergoing oral surgery for orthodontic treatments.

Tooth Sensitivity

Dental visits can be daunting for patients dealing with tooth sensitivity. That’s why Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide employ the Waterlase laser to address exposed roots or sensitivity on the tooth’s surface. By sealing these areas, the laser treatment reduces temperature sensitivity and alleviates potential discomfort. This approach ensures a more comfortable smile, allowing you to enjoy your dental experience with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ditch the Discomfort With Laser Dentistry

You don’t have to have anxiety about visiting the dentist anymore. At Garden Oaks Family Dentistry, your comfort is our top priority. Contact our office to learn about how laser dentistry can provide you with comfortable and quick dental procedures.

You can reach us by calling (940) 566-4888 or filling out an online contact form. We also proudly serve patients in the Robinson Oaks, Southridge, and Corinth areas. We look forward to giving you the best dental care possible with our Waterlase laser.

Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

3312 Teasley Ln.
Suite 200
Denton, TX 76210

Office Hours

8:30am – 5:30pm
7:30am – 4:30pm
7:30am – 4:30pm
7:00am – 4:00pm