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Are you familiar with laser dentistry? If not, you’ll quickly find out that there are many benefits to take advantage of from your dentist in Valparaiso. While the traditional tools your dentist has used for years are sufficient, he’s always ready to embrace new technology to his office if he believes it will improve your overall experience.

Whether it’s restorative or cosmetic, laser dentistry can do it more effectively and accurately than any traditional dental tool before it. Keep reading to learn more about laser dentistry and what it can do for you.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of concentrated light energy to perform basic tasks in a dental office. Traditional dental tools, such as a dental drill, can cause patients significant discomfort because of the heat and vibrations associated with it. Comparing metal and laser dental tools is like comparing night and day. Nearly all dental procedures do not need anesthesia when performed with a laser because the hydrokinetic cutting done with a laser transmits little to no heat or vibration.

Which Laser Does My Dentist Use?

When you visit your dentist in Valparaiso, you’ll see him using the Waterlase YSGG, which uses a mix of water and light energy to perform laser dentistry. With it, he can perform several treatments more accurately and efficiently, meaning you’ll spend less time in the chair and keep more of your original tooth and gum structures after treatment.

Since you won’t need a local anesthetic for most of your treatments, you can expect the healing period in post-op to be shorter. Many treatments that typically required sutures can largely benefit from laser dentistry as well. Because bleeding is reduced, your treatment area won’t need to spend as much time healing and you’ll feel far less sore after treatment is completed.

The way the Waterlase works is quite simple. When turned on, the Waterlase’s laser beam energizes a precise spray of air and water. These water droplets absorb the laser’s energy and transform into laser-energized water particles. With this technique, your dentist can perform many treatments more effectively.

What Treatments Can a Dental Laser Perform?

With Waterlase technology, your dentist can perform:

  • Decay removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • Root canals
  • Bone procedures
  • Gum recontouring
  • General soft tissue treatments
  • and many other general treatments!

Unlike traditional dental tools, laser dentistry helps your dentist prevent accidental loss of surrounding tissue or tooth structure. Conventional drills are known for cracking or weakening teeth after treatment, but the Waterlase significantly reduces the chances of this occurring.

With so many benefits to offer, it’s no wonder your dentist in Valparaiso made the switch! We hope you schedule an appointment with us today to experience the difference yourself!