About Laser Dentistry:
There are two common types of lasers in dentistry. Waterlase and Diode Lasers.
Laser Dentistry is one of the most advanced dental technologies available today. BIOLASE Technology optimized the laser and is the leader in dental lasers. These dental lasers have been used to treat millions of patients.
The laser creates a special highly concentrated light energy, and sends it through an optical fiber to its handpiece. Your dentist uses the handpiece to aim the laser energy at precisely the areas to be treated. Some laser systems combine the laser energy with a gentle spray of water.
Waterlase Dentistry was developed specifically to repair decayed and damaged teeth, and treat gum and other soft tissue in the mouth safely and comfortably. It can be harmful to eyes, however, so anyone in the treatment room when the laser is being used must wear special protective glasses.
Waterlase Dentistry can be used for many types of dental restorations, including:
- Class I, II, III, IV and V cavity preparation
- Caries removal Hard tissue surface roughening or etching,
- Excavation of pits and fissures for placement of sealants
- Crown lengthening bone re-contouring.
Tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body. No wonder dentists have always resorted to tough tools like the high-speed drill to work on it.
Waterlase Dentistry is a gentler way to prepare restorations. From the moment then dentist begins to work with Waterlase Dentistry, the patient will feel the difference!
The Diode Laser:
A soft-tissue laser is used to sterilize the gum pockets around teeth. Your Hygienist frequently uses this one for ‘Laser Cleanings’. Additional procedures are also used to treat teeth, gums and other soft tissues. Ask our San Diego Hygienist about laser dentistry.