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Laser Dentistry

At Designer Smiles, we gravitate toward dental technology that provides our patients with enhanced comfort, shorter treatment/healing times, and better treatment outcomes. One such example is the DEKA® UltraSpeed CO2 laser we use to complete a variety of laser dentistry procedures. Laser dentistry has proven to be one of the most exciting advancements in dental technology, and our patients undergoing soft tissue procedures benefit from our use of this extraordinary technology. Compared to traditional surgical methods, dental lasers reduce pain, swelling, bleeding, and the presence of bacteria. A CO2 dental laser also offers greater precision than a scalpel. Furthermore, when making incisions and creating gum flaps lasers sterilize and cauterize tissues, which eliminates the need for sutures, speeds healing, and helps prevent infection. At Designer Smiles, Ann Haggard, DDS and Lauren Eichblatt, DMD offer a wide variety of laser dental procedures in our office, which can provide you with a pleasant, safe and effective treatment experience.

Learn more about laser dentistry and some of the laser procedures we offer by exploring the informative sections provided below:

About the DEKA® UltraSpeed CO2 Laser

DEKA Tissue LaserOften described as the “workhorse” of dental lasers, the versatile DEKA UltraSpeed CO2 laser is an important development in laser dentistry. Extensive research has proven this laser’s wavelength to be one of the safest and most effective in dentistry today. The CO2 laser has been used in medicine for over 25 years and the DEKA UltraSpeed CO2 laser makes procedures virtually pain-free, speeds recovery, and improves dental procedures in general. The DEKA UltraSpeed CO2 laser is a leading tool in laser dentistry, and we are proud to offer it to our patients.

Implant Placement

3 Prong Dental Implants Placement HoustonIf you are missing teeth and would like to replace them with fully functional dental implants, your surgical procedure will be vastly improved by the use of our CO2 laser. The laser is used to create a socket in the tissue so that the implant post can be placed and bone tissue can grow in to surround the new implant. Additionally, the laser sterilizes the area, ensuring the best possible implant process and the best chance for success in an implant surgery procedure. The laser will also be used to seal the implant after it is placed in the jawbone. Find out more about placing dental implants by visiting our dental implants page.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease, also known simply as gum disease, can be common among adults. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to serious dental complications and health concerns. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and can typically be treated with thorough professional cleanings and good oral hygiene. More advanced stages of periodontal disease are often treated using dental lasers to target diseased tissue, eliminate bacteria, and reseal the gums with minimal discomfort and rapid post-treatment healing. Laser gum treatments can significantly improve your oral health and prevent tooth loss caused by periodontal disease.

Best Denist anywhere bar none! Dr. Ann does great work and believe me I gave her a lot bad mouth to work with and now I have happy healthy teeth. All procedures have been pain free and rather speedy. I challenge you to find a better dentist. Not to mention her Hygientist Phyllis is awesome and keeps me on the straight and narrow. Great staff and just a great practice.

Robert E. Chapa

February 16, 2017


With the advanced technology we have at Designer Smiles, you can get the highest-quality treatments from experienced professionals who care about your smile. Providing less painful procedures, more effective results, and healthier smiles, laser dentistry is a vital, patient-friendly part of our dental practice. Contact Designer Smiles today and schedule your personal consultation with on of our dentists.