Laser dentistry has marked the beginning of the end of the sound we all hate when we go to the dentist. First Choice Dental is proud to have no-drill dentists at all our facilities as part of our dedication to comfort-conscious care.
Why Laser Dentistry?
When you have laser dentistry performed for certain treatments, you will receive fewer shots and will not need as much anesthesia as before. Our comfort-conscious care with laser dentistry allows for less trauma to teeth, bone and gum tissue and also allows our no-drill dentists to do different procedures that couldn’t be done with the traditional drill and scalpel.
We use the Waterlase® for our laser dentistry needs. The Waterlase® was approved for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional no-drill dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and post-op numb lips.
One key to Laser Dentistry is early detection.
The earlier we're able to detect tooth decay and cavities, the more likely it is that you'll be a candidate for laser dentistry. Early detection also helps prevent the likelihood that you'll need more extensive dental treatment like root canals or even dental implants later on.
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Here is a list of Laser Dentistry benefits for patients.
- Accuracy & Precision Our dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure.
- Reduced Trauma High-speed dental drills can sometimes cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase(R) Laser Dentistry reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
- Improved Cavity Fillings Waterlase(R) cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration, resulting in longer lasting fillings.
- Less Bleeding & Swelling Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase(R) performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
All First Choice Dental offices offer Laser Dentistry. View our complete list of Locations to find the office nearest to you.