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.
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