Laser dentistry is useful in treating the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Especially compromised gum tissue from periodontal disease. Dental lasers can remove diseased or damaged tissue while stimulating the body’s natural healing response for a faster recovery.
Laser dentistry allows your dentist to provide a pain-free and needle-free procedure that will leave you feeling clean and happy. Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry has this advanced dental software and tool in our practice to reduce pain and improve the patient experience.
Many patients suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist and avoid their regular dental checks, sometimes for many years. This leaves them susceptible to dental issues such as gum disease. With the use of dental lasers, Dr. Cappy Sinclair and Dr. Mark Reichley can eliminate the diseased tissue with very little pain. We will not have to numb your mouth before treatment, so no needles are necessary to treat the gum disease.
It also does not produce any noise, unlike a typical dental drill. Many of our patients who suffer from dental anxiety enjoy laser dentistry due to the reduction in pain and also because it’s less invasive.
The Waterlase Dental Laser
Our dentists use the Waterlase Dental Laser system in our Virginia Beach dentist office. We can quickly repair damaged or diseased gum tissue in one visit. In the past, you may have required oral surgery to address gum disease. But now, we can use this system to painlessly rid your mouth of infected tissue and promote quick healing.
The Waterlase dental laser can also stimulate healthy bone regrowth when used to remove tooth enamel decay. A precision instrument, the dental laser reduces the damage to adjacent tissue and healthy tooth structure. Damage can occur more often when using drills and scalpels to remove diseased tissue or decay.
The Waterlase Laser produces no vibrations or friction. Thus, allowing for a comfortable treatment and an overall positive experience at the dentist.
How long does a Waterlase laser dental procedure take?
Our dentist can usually complete a Waterlase laser dental procedure in less than an hour. The procedure takes two steps to accomplish the best results. In the first step, our dentist will use a Waterlase laser to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth. In the second step, he will use the Waterlase laser to reshape, polish and contour each tooth so that it is healthy and attractive.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Dental technology has advanced greatly over the years allowing dentists to offer their patients pain-free, minimally invasive dental treatments. Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Mark Reichley use laser dentistry in their general dentistry practices which provides several key benefits for patients including:
- More comfortable dental treatments and visits to the dentist office
- Performs more precise dental services to avoid multiple dentist visits
- Minimizes pain versus more invasive dental tools
- Less downtime so you can get back to your life
- Minimal bleeding helps reduce recovery time
- Avoid the use of stitches for a seamless result
- Immediate results!
Laser dental treatments for gum disease are a great way to reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral problems. Learn more by visiting our dental office for a dental exam and consultation. Request an appointment online today.