Did you know you can treat cavities with pain free dentistry in College Station, TX? According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 90% of adults between 20 and 64 years old have tooth decay. The standard treatment for cavities is a dental filling. Cavities or tooth decay can be treated using either the traditional or pain-free laser methods.
Traditional Cavity Treatment Versus Pain Free Laser Dentistry
Traditional Cavity Treatment
Drill dentistry is the traditional approach to treating cavities. First, your dentist will numb the area using topical anesthesia or inject lidocaine into your gums. When the anesthesia kicks in, a high-powered, high-speed drill is used to remove the decayed parts of your tooth.
A gel is then applied to clean the area. Next, a filling material is placed on preserving your tooth’s strength and structure. It is sealed with a composite material. A bonding light is directed to the tooth to harden the sealant. Lastly, your dentist will smoothen out the edges and polish your tooth.
Pain Free Laser Dentistry
A modern approach to treating cavities is through pain free laser dentistry. It’s a painless and comfortable way of removing the infected parts of your tooth. It involves using a laser which combines all the steps of the traditional method (anesthesia, drills, and filling). Instead of a drill, laser dentistry uses water and air to produce a vaporizing effect to remove the decay while at the same time preparing your tooth for the filling.
Interested in Pain Free Dentistry in College Station, TX?
Do you have cavities and would like to try laser dentistry? Cashion Dental offers a wide range of dental services, including painless dentistry with lasers. Contact us to set up your next appointment. Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have about laser dentistry.