At Golsen Family Dentistry, we aim to bring you the latest advancements in dental care. One of those advancements is what is called laser dentistry. Laser, which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, technology provides the dentist with a more precise way to treat several dental problems. We use the latest in laser and Biolase technology to provide the most comfortable and effective treatment possible.

What is WaterLase?

WaterLase is a virtually pain free tool used in general and cosmetic dental procedures. It works by using the energy from a laser along with a stream of water and air in place of a traditional dental drill. WaterLase is a much more comfortable experience for patients, particularly those who are uncomfortable with the sound and heat generated by a drill. WaterLase has several benefits over other traditional dental tools.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

There are several benefits of laser dentistry for the patient and the dentist. Compared to traditional drilling, lasers are more precise when treating problems such as cavities. A drill is unable to fit into the small crevices and spaces between the teeth as well as a laser can. This causes the dentist to remove more of the tooth to get to the problem, resulting in more pain and discomfort for the patient. With a laser, the dentist can remove less of the tooth to expose the treatment area.

Another benefit of laser dentistry is that it is virtually pain free, and many patients need little to no anesthetic compared to traditional dental drilling. This is due to the fact that WaterLase uses a steady stream of water that keeps the tooth hydrated. This results in less heat being generated, which is often the source of pain during a dental procedure. That means you can leave the dentist’s office without the droopy, drooly face caused by anesthetic.

Laser dentistry and gum contouring

At Golsen Family Dentistry, we offer gum contouring and reshaping to our patients who want to minimize their gummy smile. We use a soft tissue laser to achieve the most precise, even lines when removing excess gum tissue. Because the laser seals the tissue as it is being treated, patients have very little to no post-operative pain at the treatment site. Patients who receive laser gum reshaping will also benefit from a faster rate of healing than with other methods.

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