Finally, restorative dentists have discovered a way to offer a completely painless cavity treatment. This treatment is known as Waterlase dentistry and uses highly advanced dental technology to provide quick, pain-free, and silent care.
The Waterlase technology is gentler and less invasive than previous cavity treatments, so talk to your family dentist about Waterlase today.
How Does Waterlase Work?
During traditional cavity treatment, the dentist often has to numb the area with a Novocain shot before drilling into the tooth enamel. The dentist drills to remove all areas of decay so that bacteria are no longer able to destroy the tooth’s enamel. The numbing shot and high-pitched drill both cause many patients to fear cavity treatments. When patients are afraid of cavity treatments, they are less likely to address a cavity before the bacteria spreads to the tooth root.
Waterlase makes it easier to visit the dentist for cavity treatment because no shots or drills are necessary. Waterlase dentistry uses highly energized water and atomized air spray to precisely cut through hard tooth enamel, removing decay and bacteria in just a few minutes. Once the decayed areas have been removed, the dentist can seal the space with filling material.
Why is Waterlase Painless?
During Waterlase treatment, no heat, pressure, or vibration is used to break away the tooth enamel, so you won’t feel a thing. The water penetrates your enamel with laser wavelengths, cutting away unwanted areas of the tooth. Waterlase is also used in gum reshaping procedures that are often necessary when a patient has developed severe gum disease. Waterlase technology is gentle enough to effectively and painlessly remove hard and soft oral tissues, making it ideal for patients with dental anxiety.
If you would like to learn more about how Waterlase can make for a better dental experience, call Kahn, Ferrari, and Aldieri, DDS at (888) 829-9575. We use Waterlase because it lets us provide minimally invasive care while maintaining the highest quality of service. Contact our Long Island-area office or visit our website to learn more about Waterlase.