Laser Dentistry Virginia Beach

Laser Dentistry An Overview

Dr. Cappy Sinclair and Dr. Mark Reichley are dedicated to improving the patient experience at Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Virginia Beach, as well as the longevity and quality of your results. They have incorporated laser dentistry as part of their general dentistry offerings.

Laser dentistry addresses periodontal disease without the pain, side effects and down time associated with traditional treatments and procedures. The Waterlase dental laser enables Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley to treat and repair damaged or diseased gum tissue due to gum disease that may have previously required oral surgery.

This innovative system is minimally invasive and replaces the traditional dental drill.

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry

A dental laser can be used to remove soft tissue, “cutting it away” without the use of a scalpel by vaporizing tissue with light energy. There is no need for anesthesia because the interaction of the water/air spray and the laser beam allows the system to remove soft tissue with pinpoint accuracy.

Although the treatment will not be completely pain free, anesthesia will no longer be necessary. The WaterLase dental laser uses 100 pulses per second. This allows Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley to cover more surface area that a typical dental drill. This means that they can complete more dental work in a single visit.

Patients who experience dental anxiety often enjoy laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is less invasive, virtually painless and requires no sutures. It also eliminates the sounds of a typical dental drill that is sometimes the cause of a patient’s anxiety.

The nature of the laser actually promotes healing and stimulates the body’s natural ability to regenerate healthy tissues.

Not only is the WaterLase dental laser more effective, but it’s also safer. WaterLase uses single-use disposable tips so there is no chance for cross-contamination in the mouth.

It can perform highly precise dental services leaving more of the natural tooth structure in tact. That also lowers the chance of future damage and breakage to the tooth.

This provides several key benefits for patients including:

  • Less downtime
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Less pain and discomfort, reducing the need for anesthesia
  • Immediate results
  • Avoid the use of stitches
  • Highly precise
  • Minimize the risks of infection

Laser Dentistry What to Expect

The Waterlase dental laser can stimulate healthy bone regrowth when used to remove tooth enamel decay to prepare for restorative procedures. Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley then has a perfectly prepared tooth to perform a tooth filling, add a dental crown, inlay or onlay.

A precision instrument, the dental laser reduces the damage to adjacent tissue or healthy tooth structure that can occur when using drills and scalpels to remove diseased tissue or decay.

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Schedule a Dental Exam Today

If you’re interested in laser dentistry near Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley today. Laser dentistry will improve the results of your treatment and your patient experience, playing an important role in helping to maintain a healthy smile.

Laser Dentistry FAQs

What procedures can be done with laser dentistry?

With innovations in dental technology, laser dentistry can be used in a variety of dental procedures. The most common procedures are cavities treatment, gum disease treatment, and teeth whitening.

Is laser Dentistry less painful?

Laser dentistry allows for pain-free procedures. It allows dentists to work with extreme precision, so they can avoid hitting nerves, and nerve damage.

Can dental lasers damage teeth?

Lasers can damage teeth, but only if used incorrectly. Dentists are trained to use dental lasers safely and at the correct levels of intensity, so that they can operate them safely causing no harm to patients during procedures.