Dental Technology | Fort Worth Dentist | Thomas L. Phillips Jr., DDS

Ultrasonic Scalers

Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers for most adult cleanings. These scalers use an ultrasonic vibration that helps break down the calculus from your teeth in a way that is very gentle. Ultrasonic scalers also create shockwaves that disrupt bacteria biofilms so that the plaque bacteria and calculus can be therapeutically flushed from the teeth by a small jet of water or antibacterial mouthwash which is emitted from the top of the scaler. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those patients with sensitive teeth. After your teeth have been cleaned with the Ultrasonic scaler, you will then be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished.

Gemini Diode Laser

Dr. Phillips offers LBR, which stands for Laser Bacterial Reduction. This treatment is the most effective method of reducing the bacteria that lives in the pockets around your teeth. Through the use of the Gemini Diode Laser, This minimally invasive approach offers increased precision, faster healing, and a more comfortable experience. We utilize the leading-edge Gemini soft tissue laser by Ultradent to perform various procedures with exceptional results.

  • Improved oral health
  • Stronger resistance to infection and gum disease
  • Immune system boost

At Home Sleep Study

Dr. Phillips’ at home sleep study device is an FDA approved portable device and is complemented by the fact that the testing is done in the comfort of your own bedroom.