Our Dental Laser Tackles Dental Anxiety & More

  • May 5, 2017

Dr. Takacs knows full well that dental anxiety can get in the way of you having a healthy mouth and a gorgeous grin. Truth be told, because it makes you want to stay away from the dentist’s office, it can actually lead to the sort of oral health problems that are painful and costly to solve.

But that doesn’t have to be your fate. Our Lexington, KY dental practice is good at helping patients overcome their fears and anxiety. We have a compassionate staff, a welcoming space, and we have invested in modern technologies such as the dental laser. Keep reading to hear more about our cutting-edge laser dentistry, and then be sure to contact us to schedule your next gentle dental appointment in the Bluegrass!

The Dental Laser Makes Your Treatments Easy

The dental laser is more high-tech that the drills and other older devices you may have grown up with at the dentist’s office. This tool is indicative of how technology is making modern dental procedures much more comfortable for the patient.

Here at Beaumont Family Dentistry, the dental laser is now used for a variety of procedures for which the drill might have been the only option not so long ago. The best part for you is that it eliminates the disconcerting sounds, rough vibrations, lengthy healing times, and the very real pain associated with the dental drill.

Dr. Takacs can now employ the dental laser to perform dental solutions, such as:

Dental Fillings

It is no secret that tooth decay is a perennial challenge for dentists. But at least now it is easier to treat. In addition to eliminating unpleasant smells and sensations, the laser does away with the need for local anesthetic, which means no more needles!

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

Did you know that gum disease impacts the majority of Americans in some form at some point in their lives? True story! But the good news is that it can be treated and reversed at most stages. For this procedure, we use the laser to comfortably eradicate bacteria that has gone below the gum line and threatens to dislodge your teeth if not addressed.

Gum Reshaping

This process is all about cosmetically enhancing the appearance of a “gummy” smile. Recovery and healing times are greatly reduced now because the laser actually cauterizes your soft tissues.

Dispelling Dental Anxiety

Just knowing that there is no pain involved with the laser can help dispel anxious feelings. This is important. As we discussed earlier, dental anxiety is nothing to take lightly. It adversely affects about 60% of the adult population in this country, and that number doesn’t reflect the additional 8% of adults who suffer from an even more severe form of this condition, called dental phobia (fear of the dentist).

Here’s our concern: when you tend to want to avoid us, you won’t have the benefit of a professional oral exam to see if anything has gone awry in your mouth since your last checkup or if there are symptoms of problems elsewhere in your body. This means that health issues such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even cancer can gain a foothold without you even knowing it. By avoiding the dentist now, you are only setting yourself up for more trouble latter. Sooner or later you will have to deal with it. So, you might as well start now. We promise to go easy on you when you come back.

Find Out More, Schedule A Visit!

We want to welcome you back and get your oral health on track ASAP. Contact us today to schedule your next dental appointment in Lexington, KY!

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