At Arvada Dental Center our dentists are trained in laser dentistry. We can use laser technology like we would traditional tools as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures.
Essentially, a laser instrument produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy, and we can use it to remove or shape tissue during dental procedures. We can use laser technology to perform any of the following services:
- Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures
- Remove overgrown tissues
- Remove inflamed gum tissues and assist in the treatment of gum disease
- Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures
- Help treat infections in root canals
- Expedite teeth whitening procedures
- And more
Through the use of lasers, the dentist may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing the patient to enjoy a more comfortable dental experience. Lasers are also often more precise and can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies. In cases of diseased gum tissue or tooth cavities, lasers can reduce the amount of bacteria and control bleeding during surgery.
Laser dentistry has been around for 25 years and is a safe and widely used practice. Our dentists have vast experience and skill in laser dentistry. We can discuss with you whether laser dentistry is suitable for your procedure. Call us today to make an appointment.
Waterlase iPlus Dentistry
Dr. Bennett and Arvada Dental Center are proud to offer Waterlase Dentistry to our patients. Dr. Bennett is certified with the World Laser Institute and has undergone many hours of advanced laser continuing education. Doctors have used lasers for years to provide better care for their patients. Lasers are used in LASIK vision correction, for removing skin blemishes, and in many others kinds of surgery. Lasers have provided better quality of care for medical patients. Now your dental care can benefit from advanced laser technology with Waterlase Dentistry.
How does the Waterlase work?
The Waterlase laser system combines laser energy and water spray in a patented technology called Hydrophotonics to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gums, and bone. Tooth enamel naturally contains up to 5% water; dentin and bone up to 25%. Biolase research has led to the discovery of a water-energizing 2,780 nm YSGG laser and handpiece that delivers air and water in precise proportions; that combine to symbiotically excite water molecules from both the handpiece spray and inside the target tissue. The result is an effective biological micro-ablation of tooth structure. The atomized spray of water and air continually re-hydrates the tooth, preventing heat and pain. The physics of the YSGG wavelength is perfectly balanced to remove enamel and dentin, and to surgically cut and coagulate soft tissue. This technology is called Waterlase.
What can Waterlase Dentistry do?
Waterlase Dentistry can be used for many types of dental restorations, including: Class I, II, III, IV and V cavity preparations; decay removal; hard tissue surface roughening and etching; and enameloplasty for placement of sealants. Waterlase Dentistry can improve a patient’s smile by contouring or shaping a patient’s gums. Waterlase Dentistry can safely remove excess gum tissue on patients that have a “gummy” smile. Waterlase Dentistry can be used to remove oral growths such as fibromas, fix a “tongue tie”, and help prevent gum recession. Waterlase Dentistry can treat Periodontal Disease by removing debris and bacteria between a patient’s teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. Waterlase Dentistry can also relieve the pain of cold sores and fever blisters.
What are some of the benefits of Waterlase Dentistry?
Waterlase Dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures, which means increased comfort. There is not any heat, vibration, or pressure associated with using Waterlase Dentistry. In Waterlase Dentistry, less anesthetic or often no anesthetic is needed. Waterlase Dentistry is more convenient, Dr. Bennett can often get you in and out of the chair faster. Dr. Bennett can also provide procedures with the Waterlase that once meant an additional trip to a specialist, which saves you time and money. Waterlase Dentistry is also more precise. Dr. Bennett can remove decay far more precisely than when using a dental drill. Saving your natural teeth can save you from the discomfort and cost of bridges, dentures, and implants. Waterlase cavity preparations can increase the bond strength of tooth-colored restorations resulting in longer lasting fillings. The Waterlase performs many procedures on the gums with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling due to it’s conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities. Waterlase Dentistry is safe and is one of the most advanced technologies available today. Waterlase Dentistry has been used to treat millions of patients. If you have been avoiding the dentist for fear of the needle and drill, or would like a dental solution that is more comfortable and quicker, then Waterlase Dentistry may be what you have been searching for.