Many patients are more comfortable with our laser than they are with traditional dental tools, once they have experienced the difference.
A laser is an amplified beam of light used for sterilizing, cutting, and contouring teeth and gums. Here are some benefits of using a Biolase laser:
- They cause little to no pain and don’t often require anesthetics.
- Lasers are fast, helping us finish procedures in a fraction of the time.
- They’re sterile and safe.
- They can stimulate tissue growth.
- Procedures done with a laser have less bleeding.
- Swelling after procedures is significantly smaller.
- You can recover much faster from a laser procedure.
- Say goodbye to intense scars when you choose Biolase lasers.
- They help to control bacteria, which improves healing.
The Biolase brand is the gold standard in dental lasers. It’s reliable and top-quality. We use their lasers to enhance a variety of dental services, including:
- FRENECTOMY (TONGUE-TIE REMOVAL): A laser painlessly cuts the fold of skin that locks a tongue or lip in place. Without stitches, anesthetic, or bleeding, the procedure is finished in minutes. Babies can sometimes even sleep through it!
- ULCER TREATMENT: Your dentist will target an oral ulcer with a low intensity of laser light, causing no pain. This makes an ulcer shrink and disappear. It probably won’t come back, but if it does, it should be smaller and easier to treat in a second appointment.
- GUM DISEASE THERAPY: To treat periodontal disease, we use a laser to precisely target and remove bacterial infections from gum tissues, with little to no pain. This process helps new tissue to grow and gives a faster recovery.
- GUM CONTOURING: When needed, your dentist will reshape your gum line for a better-looking and healthier smile. This treatment is primarily cosmetic, but if you have a gummy smile, you might be surprised about the confidence boost contouring brings.
- POST-IMPLANT TREATMENT: Our dentists are skilled and precise. To smooth over a serious procedure like dental implant surgery, they’ll use laser treatment to strengthen the jawbone, stimulate tissue growth, reduce bleeding, and more.
- ROOT CANALS: While cleaning an infection from a tooth’s inner canal, lasers can help find and eliminate hidden pockets of infection. This is a sure way to prevent the infection from spreading further.
Traditional x-ray machines use photographic negatives that had to be developed in a dark room. They can also be harmful to our patients, which is the last thing we want. We use digital x-rays because they’re:
- Immediate: They display images on a monitor instantly. Your dentist will be able to examine your teeth, diagnose issues, and give you a consultation as soon as possible. We don’t have to print out physical x-ray prints.
- Less Harmful: Our digital x-rays expose our patients to 80% less radiation than traditional devices, which is a relief to many. In most cases, they are even safe for those who are pregnant.
- Sharp and Clear: Your dentist can zoom in using a digital image, while software improves the image quality. We’ll see details in about 200 shades of gray, instead of around 20 that traditional images use.
- Convenient: Images are stored in a computer immediately. If you need to travel to a specialist—or move to a new city—your images are easily transmitted electronically to the new office.
If you have regular appointments at Valley Dental Solutions, we’ll have an x-ray history of your progress stored in our computers. Our dentists use this to find trends in your tissues, teeth, and jawbone, which lead to better diagnosing and services.
Experience High-Quality Dental Services In Chandler, AZ
We look for the latest dental technologies to serve our amazing patients in the Chandler area. Dr. Diquattro, Dr. Allen, and Dr. Tam also continually educate themselves to bring you effective procedures.
If you need dental implants, veneers, a smile makeover, braces, or other dental services, contact Valley Dental Solutions for a consultation.
Detailed Dental Imaging
- Safer | Digital x-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are safe for everyone, even those who are pregnant.
- Immediate | X-rays make for a quick diagnosis that can give you answers and present solutions faster than ever.
- Precise | We can also zoom in on the image to get a clearer, more precise view of any problem areas.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Examining Your Teeth and Gums
Our general recommendations for good oral health include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Avoiding biting on hard objects like ice cubes or pencil ends.
- Using a mouthwash with fluoride.
General dentistry is all about preventing oral issues that can be painful, debilitating, and expensive to treat. While Valley Dental Solutions can do a lot to help with that, so can you! Setting a daily routine for yourself can make a big difference.
Just like you need to wash your hair regularly, your mouth needs personal hygiene too. You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping it clear of bacteria as much as possible.
Brush twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed. This gets rid of all the bacteria that develop while you sleep and the food remnants from your meals during the day. Make sure to get all of the surfaces of your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Floss at least once a day at bedtime. This helps you get all the food out of the cracks between your teeth so bacteria doesn’t have any leftovers to snack on while you’re sleeping. Flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent gum disease.
Rinse with mouthwash. After flossing, food and plaque debris can still be floating around your mouth. Rinsing with mouthwash can wash out those particles and leave your mouth clean and fresh. Many mouthwashes strengthen and protect your teeth against harmful bacteria.
Visit our office every six months. While brushing and flossing at home are both helpful and necessary for good oral health, only a deeper cleaning can continue to get rid of tartar and plaque. We also polish your teeth after a cleaning so they shine and feel smooth.
Red, Tender, Swollen, or Receding Gums
Many of these symptoms point to gum disease, a common yet serious issue that needs to be addressed quickly. There are regenerative gum disease treatments that can bring back your oral health.
Persistent achy teeth can signify a tooth infection. Regenerative root canal therapy can remove the infected tissue from inside a tooth with advanced technology and provide relief for toothaches.
Loose Permanent Teeth
Only baby teeth should fall out. If you start to notice that a permanent tooth has come loose, that is a dental concern. Dentists can diagnose and treat underlying issues and possibly save your tooth.
Unusual Tooth Sensitivity
It’s normal to feel some sensitivity to extremely hot or cold foods, but if this sensation becomes extremely painful or occurs frequently, there may be an underlying issue like a cavity or infection.
Some headaches and jaw aches are due to nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) or issues with the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to injury, but many TMJ disorders are easily treated.
Persistent Mouth Sores
Mouth sores that keep returning or won’t go away could be a symptom of allergies, disease, or even cancer. Getting these sores looked at by a dentist can get you treatment and peace of mind.
Saliva is important to keeping your mouth clean and helping you break down food. You may experience dry mouth if you sleep with your mouth open or if you have issues with your saliva glands.
Persistent Bad Breath
Chronic bad breath can be caused by:
- Improper dental hygiene.
- Eating a diet poor in nutrients.
- Dry mouth, often from sleep apnea.
- Gingivitis or advanced gum disease.
- Liver or kidney infections or diseases.
Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is an essential part of good oral health. Your hormone levels change drastically and can put you at risk for gum disease, halitosis, and other issues.
Visiting a dentist every six months is important for your oral health, but sometimes dental concerns arise between visits. Below are other concerns that should be examined and diagnosed by a dentist.