Laser dental treatments are carried out using a concentrated beam of light, which can be used to sterilise areas of infection in the mouth, reduce gummy smiles, replace the need for drilling to remove decayed parts of the teeth, and for tooth whitening.
There are several areas of dentistry in which lasers can be used. These include:
Waterlase can be used to remove growths or excess tissue in a patient's mouth, including excess gum tissue over an unerupted tooth or fibromas.
Muscle connections that can cause gums to recede can be taken care of with the Waterlase with little discomfort.
Waterlase can be used to remove debris and bacteria between the patient's teeth and gums that can cause bleeding, gum recession and even loss of teeth. Waterlase has been shown to reduce bacteria and may even stimulate gum tissue growth.
The Waterlase can perform many procedures on gum tissue with little or no bleeding and less swelling and pain.
( laser lip- or tongue-tie release). Waterlase can be used to remove a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far.
Waterlase can be used to remove inflammatory periapical tissue.
Reduces healing time and risk of infection for many procedures
Eliminates the 'fear factor' caused by the sound or sensation of drills or needles
Reduces the time needed for treatment such as whitening