Clinical Benefits and Uses
PATIENT COMFORT - Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase dental laser does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with less anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the dental laser for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.
Accuracy and Precision
Waterlase laser dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure. These procedures are classified as MINIMALLY INVASIVE DENTISTRY.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. The dental laser reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Less Bleeding and Swelling
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, Waterlase laser dentist Carlos Boudet, DDS performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
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Laser Periodontal Procedures
Surgical flaps Laser soft tissue curettage Laser Treatment of the Surface of an Ailing Implant Laser removal of infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket Removal of granulation tissue from bony defects Osteoplasty and osseous recontouring (removal of bone to correct osseous defects and create physiologic osseous contours) Ostectomy (resection of bone to restore bony architecture, resection of bone for grafting, crown lengthening, etc.)
Laser Soft Tissue Procedures
Excisional and incisional biopsies Exposure of unerupted teeth Surgical Flaps Frenectomy and frenotomy Gingival troughing for crown impressions Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty Hemostasis Implant recovery Incision and drainage of abscesses Laser soft tissue curettage of the post-extraction tooth sockets and the periapical are during apical surgery Operculectomy Pulpotomy Root canal debridement and cleaning Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased and inflamed soft tissue) Treatment of canker sores, herpetic and aphthous ulcers of the oral Mucosa Vestibuloplasty .
Procedures on Teeth
Caries removal and cavity preparation for tooth colored fillings Minimally invasive dentistry