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FAQs About Laser Dentistry

FAQs About Laser Dentistry

Using lasers for dental procedures has become a popular technique due to a number of reasons. At India Hook Dental, our dentists have experience using the BIOLASE WaterLase®MD™. The next time you are looking for laser dentistry in Rock Hill, SC, we are happy to help you with all of your dental health needs.

How does laser dentistry work?

Lasers are beams of lights that can be specifically focused on a certain area. These light beams can be used on the soft tissues in your mouth to assist in a number of procedures.

What procedures can laser dentistry be used for?

The noninvasive dental lasers can be used for a variety of issues. Conditions for which lasers can be used include:

What are the pros of using a laser for dental procedures?

One of the major advantages of using lasers is that it often reduces the stress and anxiety that some patients have about drilling and other treatment techniques. The use of lasers also sometimes decreases the use of anesthesia because it may result in less pain. When a cavity is removed, the use of lasers may be able to preserve more of the healthy tooth, and there is often less swelling and bleeding during the treatment of soft tissues.

What are the cons of a dental laser?

There are certain common procedures that a laser is unable to be used for. In some situations, a traditional drill may be necessary in addition to the laser. Laser treatments may also be more expensive due to the cost of the laser in comparison to a dental drill.

Are lasers safe?

The use of lasers for dental procedures is very safe when used by a general dentist or other licensed dental professional.

Call Us for an Appointment

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for laser treatments, contact India Hook Dental at 803-324-7640 to make an appointment with one of our dentists.

  • My hygienist was Claudia, and I now have a best friend forever. She was so welcoming and kind, put me completely at ease, walked me through all of the procedures, costs, and reasons why, and introduced me to everyone who walked in or by the door. Dr. Smith was equally as helpful and amazing. Every person went out of their way to ensure my comfort and understanding. I NEVER write reviews, and was so impressed that I couldn't wait to get home and write one!

  • We love IHDC! They do everything possible to ensure our safety, and Alaine is an absolute gem! She treats my daughter with the patience of a saint and we love her for it! The whole team is amazing!

  • If you’re a believer in good vibes and positive energy then this is the place for you. Everyone here is so warm & inviting. They really do feel like family, ya know, the ones you actually like! I’ve been going here for years but when I had my daughter, there was no question about where i would take her for her dental needs. They are so great with her and she is never nervous when we go because they just radiate positivity and make her feel so calm and relaxed. I can’t recommend them enough. Oh, they are also really great with Botox 😉

  • Could not possibly thank Dr. Houck, Gabby, and staff enough for the wonderful care I receive. In addition to excellent dentistry, their compassionate approach and communication really sets them apart. They are always kind, caring, and take time to explain things in detail. Easy to contact the office with any needs, and they are always quick to respond. Highly recommend.

  • Just wanted to leave a quick review on Claudia! She is an excellent dental hygienist. She is very thorough with her cleanings, she has a sweet personality and takes the time to explain things to you. I 10/10 would recommend Claudia to all of my friends and family.

  • Amazing place. Started taking our family there in 2014. Professional, kind, and most importantly excellent at every level of service.

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