Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease. The lasers that Dr. Wasserman uses in laser dentistry procedures are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel, drills, or other tools.
Our office is a Waterlase office, located in Boulder, CO. The Waterlase dental laser uses laser-energized water to safely perform dental procedures, combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy . The energized water gently and precisely removes a wide range of human tissue including tooth enamel and soft tissue without heat or vibration. Since there is no heat or vibration the dental laser reduces the need for needles or anesthesia.
With Waterlase, Dr. Wasserman can make cavity preparations, numb teeth and gums and remove soft tissue without injecting the patient with needles or leaving them with a numb feeling. Laser dentistry can also help relieve painful canker sores and cold sores and accelerate their healing.
The benefit of laser dentistry is that it minimizes the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that a majority of all patients require no anesthesia when dental lasers are being used during dental treatments. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.
Contact our dentist office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about Waterlase and Laser Dentistry.