4220 Sergeant Rd., Ste. 100
Sioux City IA 51106

Laser-Enhanced Dentistry: A Comfortable Experience For Sioux City Patients

Laser-Enhanced Dentistry

Most people want a healthy mouth and an attractive smile. Yet, the idea of drilling – the sound and feel – keep them from scheduling dental appointments. Dr. Dona Prince has a solution. She brings the comfort and effectiveness of laser-enhanced dentistry to patients in Sioux City.

Laser dentistry

A laser instrument produces light in a narrow, intense beam. When this focused energy contacts hard or soft tissues, it triggers a reaction, which can basically be described as vaporization. While this may sound a bit space-age and scary, the technique is precise and controlled. Dr. Prince has completed extensive training in laser dentistry, and is experienced in employing it for the oral health of her patients.

Some of the ways Dr. Prince uses lasers

  • Remove areas of decay or damage without drilling.
  • Shape a tooth for placement of a crown.
  • Relief of cold and canker sores.
  • Help wisdom teeth erupt properly.
  • Release tongue or lip tie.
  • Contour gums to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile, or to aid in placement of a crown.
  • Kill bacteria, smooth root surfaces, and painlessly remove diseased tissue to treat gum disease.
  • For superior sanitization without harsh chemicals, in a root canal procedure.
  • Accelerate whitening.

How you can benefit from laser-enhanced dentistry

Laser-enhanced dentistry results in a more relaxed appointment experience. Since you are not tense and “fighting” the dentist, tissue trauma is reduced, which promotes faster healing. In addition, it allows the doctor to complete treatment more efficiently. In many cases, laser dentistry eliminates the need for anesthesia and drilling. The device is quiet, and there is no vibration. Because the technique is so precise, there is minimal impact to healthy adjacent tooth structure. For soft tissue procedures, the laser automatically cauterizes, so there is virtually no bleeding, and a reduced risk of post-procedure infection.

The use of lasers is one of the most important advances in dentistry in our lifetime. In the hands of a skilled dentist, laser therapies are safe and effective. Please don’t let fear of the dental drill, or of invasive gum disease treatment keep you from enjoying the wellness benefits of good oral health. Call Dr. Prince at (712) 274 2228.