When you’re due for a dental visit, do you find yourself anxious at the thought of any potential drilling that may be necessary? For some, just the sound of the drill can make their hair stand. Patients in the Menomonie and Durand, Wisconsin areas who visit Dr. Emily Andre, Dr. Frankie Thatcher, and the team at Gentle Dental Care no longer have to fear the drill thanks to the introduction of laser dental therapy. With precise laser therapy utilizing the Fotona dental laser, you no longer need to worry about painful procedures.
The use of lasers in dentistry is an emerging treatment option that has proven effective in treating various dental issues, especially with soft tissues like your gums. Our Fotona laser is far less invasive than traditional dental tools, meaning your treatment is more comfortable and has fewer side effects. Recovery is also quicker!
The use of lasers for dental treatment is accomplished by using a highly concentrated beam of light to remove or reshape the tissue. Lasers are incredibly precise and are able to target very specific areas. Because lasers are less invasive and more accurate, this results in less damage to surrounding tissues compared to more traditional treatment methods. Lasers are ideal for patients seeking a less invasive treatment option for their dental needs.
Compared to traditional treatment methods, the use of lasers in dental treatment offers several benefits. Laser therapy provides a treatment experience that is less painful while still being able to treat a wide array of dental health conditions. Lasers offer a more precise treatment method, resulting in a reduced chance of error and more positive outcomes. Lasers also provide the patient quicker treatment, allowing them to return to their daily tasks faster.
Dr. Andre received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her DMD at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Thatcher is a graduate of Concordia University St. Paul and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Both are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are focused on serving the dental needs of every member of the family under one roof. They consider holistic dentistry practices like mercury-free dentistry and ozone therapy as extremely important to the patient-centered approach they have adopted at the practice.