Laser Dentistry (Waterlase MD)
Laser dentistry is one of the newest developments in the dental field. We offer many different types of lasers and laser procedures. Some lasers are used to assess and diagnose dental problems, while others are used to treat complex dental issues. Some of the major advantages of laser dentistry include:
- Faster recovery time
- Less noise
- Decreased pain sensitivity
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less bleeding
- A more pleasant anxiety-free experience
Laser Dentistry Can Enhance Traditional Methods
In many cases, laser dentistry is used in conjunction with traditional dental procedures. Lasers frequently augment conventional techniques, making them safer and more effective.
Laser Dentistry Can Replace Traditional Techniques
Some traditional dental methods can be painful, expensive and difficult to perform. Laser dentistry presents a solution that allows for less pain, lower costs and an easier process. From preventative treatments to dental restorations, laser dentistry has opened a number of new treatment avenues.
Laser Dentistry Can Provide New Treatments
In other cases, laser dentistry provides treatments that simply were not available in the past. Laser periodontal therapy is a new approach to treating Gum Disease. Laser light kills the bacteria for up to three months, seals the vessels and nerve endings, and produces little if any pain.
Laser teeth whitening is another example. Thanks to laser dentistry, patients with severely discoloured teeth can now brighten their smile after only one trip to the dentist. Laser gum recontouring is a treatment that allows dentists to tone down a gummy smile. Lasers can also be used to treat cold sores with no anaesthesia, providing immediate relief.