Enjoy your dental visit in Greenville, SC with the Solea dental laser system
Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? You certainly are not alone. Up to 20 percent of Americans (both men and women in all age groups) avoid dental care because of anxiety. For many others, getting there is stressful. It does not have to be that way. The team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in Greenville, SC does everything in their power to put patients at ease. That includes using contemporary equipment such as the Solea dental laser system for gentle treatment and positive experiences.
Why so nervous?
Most adults would logically agree:
- Regular dental care is essential for healthy teeth and gums.
- Good dental condition contributes to a healthy body.
- An attractive smile is important for self-confidence and social interaction.
- Dentists choose this line of work because they genuinely enjoy helping people.
- Modern dental techniques are minimally traumatic.
Why then does fear of dental care feel acutely real? Because anxiety is not necessarily logical. Psychologists tell us it is wrapped up in previous unpleasant experiences, personal control issues, and embarrassment about dental condition.
Most patients, though, cite more direct concerns – predominantly needles, the potential for pain, and the sound and sensation of the dental drill.
Dr. John Palmer, Dr. Daniel Knause, and Dr. Debra Adams have solutions for patients at all levels of the anxiety scale. The NuCalm relaxation technique works wonders for mild unease. We offer the option of oral conscious sedation for greater agitation or lengthy procedures. For most patients, however, the compassion they sense at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, from the front desk to the treatment room, has an amazingly calming effect. When they learn that many procedures can be completed without numbing injections or drilling, there is no need for a sedative.
About laser dentistry
“Laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” In simplified terms, that means focused light energy in a specific wavelength. The first functioning laser was built in 1960. Since that time, laser technology has become interwoven in our daily lives, from barcode scanners at grocery stores to desktop printers and vehicle headlamps. Laser technology also fosters incredible advances in medical and dental healthcare.
The Solea dental laser system is a terrific example, backed by an extraordinary body of research, and precision engineering.
Previously, erbium dental lasers worked on the basis of vaporizing water in hard tissues, while earlier CO2 devices operated at a wavelength only appropriate for soft tissues. Many dentists simply chose not to invest in the cost of instruments and the learning curve involved with two lasers. Other less ethical practitioners might try to make one device serve multiple purposes.
As an isotopic CO2 laser, Solea operates at a unique wavelength that delivers speed and exactness for soft and hard tissue treatments. Solea’s robust operating software is another important difference, giving the dentist tremendous control and efficiency.
Solea dental laser system: Versatile options in Greenville, SC
How is this all-tissue laser put to work at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry? Dr. Knause uses it to:
- Remove diseased periodontal tissue.
- Eliminate harmful bacteria from root surfaces.
- Cosmetically contour gums.
- Relieve discomfort and speed healing of cold and canker sores.
- Remove oral cysts and other benign lesions or tumors.
- Take soft tissue samples for biopsy.
- Stimulate regeneration of damaged nerves.
- Shrink excess soft tissues in the throat, which contribute to sleep apnea.
- Expose impacted wisdom teeth.
- Remove decay in preparation for placing a filling.
- Prepare a damaged tooth for a restoration.
- Accelerate in-office teeth whitening.
Why patients love Solea laser treatment
With laser dentistry you avoid the whirring noise, vibration, and frictional heat generated by a dental drill. In many cases, no anesthesia is needed, so you do not have a numb face, drooling, or risk of biting the tongue. Because laser energy automatically seals blood vessels, there is little or no bleeding and no need for sutures. The process is less traumatic, creating minimal post-procedure swelling, bruising, or discomfort. Healing time is significantly reduced, which lessens risk of secondary infection. Extensive and multiple procedures can be performed in one visit. Treatment is more efficient overall, so you spend less time in the chair and have fewer appointments.
Treatment with the Solea dental laser system is not right for every patient or every procedure. Isn’t it comforting, though, to know you have this advanced option at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in Greenville, SC?
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Palmer, Dr. Knause, or Dr. Adams for dentistry that contributes to whole body wellness. Call (864) 332-4113.