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The image of dentistry has changed radically in recent years. Whereas, once, it was seen as an emergency option to be turned to in cases of extreme pain or injury, a modern dentist’s surgery is viewed much more in preventative and cosmetic terms, and will probably boast an atmosphere akin to an upmarket spa than the average medical venue. Despite this, however, some people still have a deep seated fear of dentists, and this is often driven, or at least triggered, by the unpleasant sound of a dentist’s drill.
The Waterlase can remove decay and prepare teeth for fillings, and it can also perform root canals, bone grafting, re-contouring (reshaping) of “gummy” smiles, and many general soft tissue procedures – and the benefits are bountiful. The Waterlase does not emit heat and vibration like conventional drills, and this makes treatment so comfortable that often, anesthesia injections are not necessary. It also provides pinpoint accuracy, effectively performing procedures without damaging surrounding tissues. The Waterlase has proven effective for many soft-tissue procedures, such as periodontal therapy, crown lengthening, and soft tissue biopsies. Patients can expect minimal, if any, recovery time afterwards because laser therapy causes less trauma, bleeding, and swelling than traditional surgery.
What is Waterlase MD?
The Waterlase MD utilizes advanced laser technology to:
- Help reduce patient anxiety
- Provide minimally invasive restorations
- Significantly reduce the need for retreatment
- Comfortably prepare patients for fillings, root canals, and cosmetic treatment
- Provide treatment using less anesthesia\Reduce bleeding, post-operative swelling, or pain after treatment
- Provide a more efficient treatment in less time
How does it work?
Laser dentistry has revolutionized the way patients receive dental treatment. The Waterlase MD uses the high-tech combination of YSGG (yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet) laser energy and water to provide a more comfortable dental experience with lasting results. The Waterlase MD is so precise that your doctor is able to perform restorations to the teeth, gum, and bones without causing damage to surrounding areas in the mouth.
Is it safe?
The Waterlase MD is safe and effective. First approved for use in 1998, the Waterlase MD is now used by dentists around the world to deliver accurate, comfortable treatments that meet the needs of patients of all ages.
A modern orthodontist does a lot more than merely treat decay and relieve pain. Thanks to the huge range of treatments now available, there isn’t a dental problem which can’t be treated, and there is no longer any need to go through life with a smile which you aren’t totally happy with.
If you’d like to learn more about Waterlase treatment, or find out if this is the right treatment for you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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