Pinehurst, NC Dental Technology
Dr. Fred Ridge’s office is equipped with the latest dental laser technology.
Laser Dentistry replaces the drill in many instances. This does away with the whine of the drill. Since there is no heat or vibration, the laser reduces the need for needles and anesthesia. This often means no shot, no drill, less pain.
A perfect smile is within your reach. The experience is fast, quiet and virtually pain-free. It reduces the need for needles and anesthesia, and enables quick recovery. In the hands of your trained, experienced dentist, the laser provides patients of all ages with the greatest comfort, precision and results.
Proven tools for superior patient care in all medical fields, lasers have provided medical and dental professionals and their patients of all ages with superior results for decades. They offer pinpoint accuracy, minimizing contact with healthy surrounding tissue. It is minimally invasive and conserves more tooth structure than conventional dentistry. Using the latest in laser technology, Dr. Ridge uses photon induced photoacoustic streaming or PIPS to gently and effectively irrigate, decontaminate and reduce biofilms which have been shown to be the major contributor to root canal abscess and the need to retreat previously treated root canals. Ask Dr. Ridge more about this revolutionary laser technique.
Comfort – Since laser light is used to perform the procedure, you’ll feel more comfortable and relaxed in the chair without the sound of the drill. Also, you’ll feel no pain from the drill’s vibration or heat generation. Less Anesthesia – For many patients, the best part of laser dentistry may be—no more needles! For routine appointments or surgery, the need for anesthesia may be reduced or even eliminated. Reduced Bleeding – Bleeding is minimized and the need for sutures all but eliminated. Short and Comfortable Healing – Post-operative pain, discomfort and swelling are minimized, as laser accuracy assures minimal trauma to nearby tissue, and faster overall recovery.
Dental lasers are ideal for the challenging treatment of:Children – due to reduced need for anesthesia and shortened chair time. Seniors and high-risk patients—due to maximum control of bleeding and post-op infections.
Cavity Preparation – Precisely and selectively removes decayed tissue, leaving healthy tooth structure intact. Periodontal Therapy – Cleans and debrides periodontal pockets and reduces inflammation with little or no post-operative pain. Crown and Bridge Preparation – Gently and accurately removes gum tissue with minimal bleeding. This allows for perfect crown impressions and eliminates the need for multiple office visits. Cosmetic Recontouring – Gently corrects an uneven or “gummy” smile. Oral Lesion Treatment – Offers instant relief from canker sores, aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions, reducing pain and post-op sensitivity.
Dr. Ridge has invested extensive time, effort and resources in bringing to you today’s most advanced laser technology. For most dental procedures, lasers have proven to be the safe, comfortable and efficient choice of leading dentists. Now is the time for you to reap the benefits of laser dentistry. These advantages — less pain, less need for anesthesia, rapid and fewer treatments, shorter and more comfortable recovery — are now easily attainable in Dr. Ridge’s office.
- We use GALILEOS-E 3D Dental Cone Beam equipment
- The lowest radiation dosage
- Superior image quality with more detail
- 3-D image makes it easy to interpret image
- One-visit restorations. Not two visits and a month with a temporary crown
- Inlays and crowns made on location with more accuracy
- Less healthy tooth removal results in a bonded restoration giving more strength
Dr. Ridge uses the Spectra cavity detecting laser device for early cavity detection, which means more conservative restorations and less subjective diagnosing with no guess work.
- It is delivered more slowly, so patients are more comfortable
- It is less intimidating that a traditional syringe
- They offer more detail
- They are better to diagnose with
- They emit less radiation
- No delays or waiting for developing; they are instant x-rays
- They have an enhanced x-ray picture for better diagnosing
- Full screen view of areas of concern
- It is a teaching tool
- Offers good documentation for insurance
- More accuracy than conventional impression
- More comfortable
- No messy impression material