What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses lasers to allow dentists to perform dental procedures with the latest technology. This gives a new and exciting take on cosmetic dentistry. Our dentists, Dr. Maxine Sindledecker and Dr. Amanda Sindledecker, use lasers during many dental procedures to perform with great precision, few complications, and very little pain. Giving our patients amazing results with a friendly and supportive team. Lasers are versatile tools that our staff at Sindledecker Dentistry can use can in conjunction with other dental tools during one of the following dental procedures:
- Cavity detection
- Tartar removal
- Dental fillings
- Removal of lesions
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Removal of benign tumors
- Gum Surgery
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?
Many patients find that laser dentistry is preferable to traditional dentistry, with its use of drills and other invasive tools. All the fear surrounding going to the dentist are usually because of such invasive tools. However, laser dentistry greatly reduces pain and swelling and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue due to the laser beam’s accuracy. Additionally, we can complete several procedures during a single appointment, resulting in fewer dental visits. Making this an easier and more efficient dental option for you. The benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Minimal or no need for anesthetic
- Little or no bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Reduction in bacterial infections
- Reduced need for medications or antibiotics after treatment
- Less damage to the surrounding tissue
Types Of Lasers
Different types of lasers are used for different dental treatments. The two most common types of lasers used are hard-tissue and soft-tissue lasers. Other types of lasers can view the insides of teeth to detect cavities and other internal teeth-related issues.
- Hard-tissue lasers
- Soft-tissue lasers
Hard-tissue lasers can cut into teeth and bone with great accuracy. They are often used to shape teeth for composite bonding, remove small amounts of tooth material, and repair dental fillings.
Soft-tissue lasers are able to kill bacteria and activate the regrowth of tissues. Periodontists commonly use them in procedures for gum treatment.
Laser Treatment with Waterlase Express
The Waterlase Express is a one of a kind laser technology. Being the only laser to have in-depth 4K HD animations, it goes step-by-step with almost every clinical dental procedure. From beginner to expert level, the animations assist dentists in the performance of many treatments. The gentle combination of water and laser energy provides comfort and reduces dental anxiety for patients.
Benefits of Waterlase Express
This advanced technology has benefits for both the patient and the doctor. Having the right laser makes a dental appointment easier for anxious patients and dentists wanting to give the best results possible. These benefits include:
- controls bleeding
- removes tooth decay without drill
- sleek and small system