Waterlase – Laser dentistry
Introducing: The Waterlase to replace the Dentists drill
In keeping with our forward thinking attitude to dentistry and our patient-centric focus the SunnySide Dental Centre are pleased to introduce Waterlase technology which uses a combination of water, air and laser energies in safe levels to carry out a wide range of dental and cosmetic procedures.
How does Waterlase work?
We all know only too well the fear of just thinking about the pain, vibration and noise associated with the drill when going to the dentists. Who would ever forward to that?
The benefits of Waterlase
You would be pleasantly surprised to know that using the Waterlase, the dentist can carry out the same routine dental procedures without the need for mechanical drills. Being quick and accurate to use it means less time spent in the dentists chair and less anxiety for you our valued patient ! What’s not to like ?
The two main active components of Waterlase are as name suggests are laser and water. The laser component of Waterlase excites the water molecules present in the tooth structure to cut through the hard tooth material.The water component of Waterlase continuously hydrates the tooth area keeping it cool, resulting in a reduction in pain.
What can Waterlase be used for?
Amongst the range of procedures that Waterlase can be used for are
- Removal of decay
- Deep cleaning of teeth and gums
- Cavity preparation
- Root canal treatment
- Crown procedures
- Cosmetic surgery
- Dental Check Ups
In more detail:
The accuracy and lack of mechanical vibration of the Waterlase tool results in a reduction in the amount of damage to the surrounding healthy tissue and bone in the area being operated upon. Simply put the tool is more conservative in action preserving more of the healthy parts of your teeth, gums and mouth when removing decay for instance, consequently reducing the potential need for bridges, dentures and implants.
The longevity of cavity fillings is increased when the using the Waterlase, due to the superior adhesion produced when using it to prepare the cavity area. Consequently this leads to a reduction in the need for further unnecessary fillings. When operating on soft (gum) tissue using the Waterlase eliminates the need of painful scalpels and Its conservative cutting action means that it performs these procedures with little or no bleeding and minimal swelling.
The lack of actual contact with the operative area also means that the Waterlase is a clean and hygienic to use, lowering the risk of infection.
Being gentle, safe, accurate and effective, the Waterlase is a great option for the dental treatment of children.
So why not join us to experience the new era of dental procedures with Waterlase, now available at Thurrocks’ SunnySIde Dental Centre.