Waterlase Dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatments available today and offers countless benefits over traditional metal drills and scalpels. Fear of periodontal treatment tends to vanish when patients find out no scalpel or sutures will be used. Further patient benefits are as follows:
Virtually Painless: Heat, vibration, and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed nearly pain-free with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips. Further, using the Waterlase for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases. It’s simply a better way to get your dentistry done.
Accuracy and Precision: Using Waterlase, Dr. Singh is able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves more of the precious tooth structure you were born with, helping you to maintain your natural teeth longer
Reduced Trauma: High-speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Less Bleeding and Swelling: Due to its conservative cutting action, the Waterlase performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Fewer Dental Visits: Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, Dr. Singh can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit.
Versatility: The Waterlase is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.
Because the drill uses water and light energy there is no friction like with a traditional drill. Friction causes heat and ultimately pain. Because the Waterlase does not cause such friction, there is less need for powerful anesthetics. In fact, many WaterLase procedures can be done using no anesthetic at all!
Patients with moderate-to-severe gum disease can especially benefit from the Waterlase Laser treatment. This treatment is also an excellent treatment option for patients who are fearful of conventional scalpel surgery.