Why Laser Dentistry?
Tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body, which is why traditionally dentists have resorted to tough tools to work on it. Old-fashioned drills and needles cause vibration, heat and pain, and contribute to the anxiety many people feel when visiting the dentist.
Today, with the advanced technology of Laser Dentistry we can perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone much more comfortably.
Using laser energy we are now able to perform certain procedure and treatments without changing or damaging the surrounding tissues, and with much less pain.
The Benefits of Laser
The Laser is a wonderful alternative to traditional drills and needles, reflecting our commitment to providing you with a great result in a relaxed environment.
High-speed drills can cause hairline fractures in teeth, eventually leading to future dental problems. The gentle action of the Laser reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth, minimising trauma.
Improved Cavity Fillings
Laser cavity preparations help us provide stronger tooth-coloured restorations, for longer lasting fillings.
Fewer Dental Visits
With no needles or anaesthesia required, the Laser allows us to perform cavity preparations in several areas of your mouth in one visit, rather than the hassle of multiple visits.
Less Bleeding and Swelling
With its gentle cutting action and coagulating capability, the Laser performs many procedures on gums and other soft tissues with little or no bleeding and less post-operative swelling.
The Laser allows us to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably. Gum disease is treated at Drummoyne Dental Care using Laser assisted procedures resulting in faster, more comfortable treatment outcomes
Root canals are also treated using lasers which are gentler and result in a completely cleaned tooth which ensures complete healing of the tooth quicker and more comfortably.
The uses of Laser
Laser is a very effective method for treating worn down teeth. We can use the laser to prepare the tooth surface for a secure bond for filling material, so there is no need to destroy large amounts of tooth tissue with a drill to restore the teeth to their original shape.
Laser can also be used to change the shape of the gum, for example in preparation for a dental crown to ensure that the crown fits perfectly.
The laser smile lift enables us to reshape the gums around your front teeth in one visit, without surgery or stitches, and permanently improve the appearance of the front teeth as they emerge from the gums. There is very little soreness after the procedure, and instead of having to wait three months for the swelling to subside, patients can proceed to their cosmetic dentistry straight away.
Waterlase technology brings many other benefits to our patients. To find out more, please ask us about Waterlase technology at your next visit.