Technology

technologyContemporary Tools for Your Comfort

Modern dentistry has excelled by leaps and bounds in recent years. Dr. Young and our team find the advances intensely interesting! We have incorporated many state-of-the-art technologies into our Lafayette dentist office. Our dental technology improves clinical care, diagnoses and treatment plan accuracy, and patient comfort and safety.

These are a few of the tools we may use at your appointment.

  • DIAGNOdent: This innovative dental laser identifies demineralized tooth enamel. Demineralization occurs before tooth decay, so by finding these vulnerable spots during your checkup, Dr. Young can address potential cavities in the earliest stage.
  • Digital X-Rays & Panorex: Compared with traditional dental radiography, digital radiography requires about 80% less radiation, which improves patient safety. In addition, digital x-rays and panorex images are highly detailed and immediately accessible. Dr. Young can take x-rays, then review them with you on a chairside monitor in the treatment room. Digital x-rays are easily stored, secured, and transferred on a computer, and because they require no paper or developing chemicals, they are environmentally friendly.
  • Ultrasonic Scaling: If you are not a fan of the tool a hygienist uses to remove plaque and tartar during a cleaning, as us about ultrasonic scaling. This tool uses sound waves to dislodge plaque and tartar. Some patients prefer ultrasonic scaling to traditional dental cleaning.
  • Laser Dentistry: In addition to the diagnostic DIAGNOdent laser, Dr. Young uses a soft-tissue laser for minimally-invasive gum surgery. This laser emits a strong, focused light to trim away gum tissue. No scalpel or stitches are required. The laser seals tissue as it moves. Patients report little or no bleeding and prompt recover.

An Invitation Just for You

Call Dr. Michael Young, DDS at (337) 23-SMILE to schedule your checkup, consultation, or second-opinion visit. Our Lafayette dentist office serves patients from the Youngsville, Broussard, Scott, Breaux Bridge , and surrounding communities. We are open Monday through Friday, and Dr. Young is always available to see dental emergency cases.