Laser dentistry allows the dentist to perform more procedures than with only a conventional hand piece, while allowing less post operative discomfort for the patient. There are basically 2 main types of lasers hard and soft tissue lasers. Here at ASC we use a laser that can perform both types of procedures safely and effectively. Laser eye protection is worn throughout the procedure to ensure the highest quality care for all patients.
There are many advantages of using a laser to treat dental conditions:
Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the pain associated with the drill. Since cutting the tooth with Waterlase® Technology does not cause heat or vibration, MOST DENTAL PROCEDURES CAN BE PERFORMED WITH NO PAIN, sometimes ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR ANESTHESIA IN CERTAIN CASES.
The Waterlase® removes decay very precisely which allows you to keep a healthy tooth structure and have healthier teeth longer.
The Waterlase® effectively performs numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures with little or no bleeding and gives your dentist a new high-tech tool for many procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Now you can have them performed during your scheduled appointment.
The Waterlase® avoids many common problems of the high speed drill, including cracks in the teeth from the vibration and rapid turning of the drill burrs which can weaken your teeth, creating future problems. The Waterlase® decontaminates as it cuts reducing the chance for bacterial contamination.
The Waterlase® prepares your teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.