Laser Dental Care in Houston
Laser technology has become common in our lives, from grocery store bar code readers to your desktop printer. Yet the vast benefits of lasers in dentistry are not yet widespread. Dr. Marilyn Jones encourages those in the Houston, TX area to take advantage of modern dentistry at Houston Biological Dentist.
Laser Dentistry Explained
A laser device concentrates a beam of light in a specific wavelength. Bodily tissues absorb that energy to different degrees, depending on their density, moisture content, and color. Absorbed energy then creates a predictable response in the tissue. For example, energy from a soft tissue laser is readily accepted by gums, while a hard tissue laser targets tooth and bone structure.
Use of lasers is a tremendous advance in dentistry, providing an improved patient experience:
- Laser treatment is virtually painless.
- Soft tissues are essentially vaporized, eliminating need for surgical cutting.
- Laser energy automatically cauterizes soft tissues, so there is minimal (if any) bleeding and no need for sutures.
- Laser dentistry reduces oral trauma, so patients have little residual swelling or discomfort.
- Laser energy naturally sterilizes the treatment area, for reduced risk of infection or post-procedure complications.
LASER Dentistry also includes Fillings, Desensitizing teeth, tooth sterilization, mouth aphthous ulcers, Nightlase for Snoring, Lipase & Smoothlase, crown removal, BioStim for Healing and Advanced Periodontal issues.
Many applications for laser dentistry in Houston, TX
Dr. Jones has invested in the technology and training to bring laser dentistry to her patients in the Houston, TX area.
She applies experience and compassion, using laser techniques to treat gum disease. Unhealthy tissue is removed, and periodontal pockets are disinfected to re-establish a healthy seal of the gums to the teeth. Gum tissue can also be contoured for aesthetic improvement.
Infections in teeth are eliminated with laser technology, resulting in less invasive repair of tooth decay.
Did you know snoring and sleep apnea can be improved with laser dentistry? The NightLase device stimulates collagen remodeling in the throat. Treatment tightens these tissues, opening the airway for natural breathing. NightLase can reduce or eliminate dependency on a CPAP machine or an oral appliance.
Dr. Marilyn Jones - Houston Biological Dentist
A graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Jones holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Houston. She is a passionate, skilled, and talented dental surgeon with a drive for excellence.
While previously being a tenured Assistant Professor of chemistry & an Assistant Professor of integrative dentistry, Dr. Jones continues to educate and update herself on the modern approaches and practices of dentistry and related advances in healthcare to ensure that she delivers the best possible care and service to her patients.
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