Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry services offered in Sugar Land, TX

Laser Dentistry

Innovative laser dentistry like WaterLaser® technology at C & C Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, is one of the best ways to maintain exceptional oral health. Board-certified dentists Tim Cashion, DDS, and Teresa Cody, DDS, use the most advanced laser dentistry treatments to perfect your teeth, gums, and smile. Schedule an evaluation at C & C Dental by phone or online today to learn more about your options.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry at C & C Dental uses WaterLase and other cutting-edge technologies to optimize your oral health, improve the look of your smile, and reduce the risk of dental or gum disease complications. 

This technology allows the skilled C & C Dental experts to leave as much healthy tooth and gum tissue as possible, making dentistry safe, effective, and comfortable for all patients, particularly those struggling with dental anxiety. 

C & C Dental is one of the only offices in the Sugar Land area offering WaterLase treatments. This form of laser treatment is FDA-approved for use on teeth, bone, and gum tissues.

How does laser dentistry work?

Laser dentistry at C & C Dental works by reducing bacteria, eliminating diseased tissues, and enhancing effective tissue shrinkage for faster healing of gum disease. WaterLaser laser treatments are safe, fast, and painless without the need for needles.

Laser scanning technology uses light energy to detect hard-to-see cavities using a two-way handpiece. The light reflects back with a reading of tooth hardness, screening for tooth decay with greater than a 90% success rate. This technology allows the diagnosis of decay early when it’s easier to treat, even before X-rays can detect it.

Which conditions can laser dentistry address?

C & C Dental utilizes laser dentistry to diagnose or treat:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Gummy smile
  • Tartar and plaque buildup
  • Tooth damage
  • Excess bacteria

Laser gum disease treatments also reduce the risk of jawbone recession and loose or missing permanent teeth. 

Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, receding gumline, loose teeth, bad breath, and tender or bright red gums. 

Gum disease may also increase your risk of heart disease, as gum disease and heart issues are linked. 

What can I expect during laser dentistry?

Before you undergo laser dentistry treatment, your dentist may apply a cream that instantly numbs your gums and teeth. They use the laser to treat cavities, remove diseased gum tissues, perfect your gumline, or more thoroughly clean your teeth to reduce the risk of complications.

The treatment isn’t painful and there’s no downtime afterward, though you may experience temporary gum tenderness or swelling.

C & C Dental also offers aesthetics services, including facial recontouring that targets the fibro-septal network (FSN) and delivers radiofrequency energy to subdermal layers, tightening tissues.

Schedule an appointment at C & C Dental by phone or online today to take advantage of the superior laser dentistry options.