Mar 12, 2014
Waterlase is an advance technology used to provide laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is becoming a lot more prevalent in the modern dental practices and has revolutionised treatment options available. Lasers have many theraputic properties including desensitisation, disinfection and coagulation. This means laser dentistry has made it possible to have less need for numbing, more comfortable procedures, less bleeding and less inflammation. In practical terms, after a gum lift procedure, for example, patients can go back to their normal routine straight after their treatment with no packs or sutures needed.
At our practice we have used lasers for over a decade and this particular laser since 2007 with application to most cases that we treat. We use this state of the art technology for many procedures including gum lifts, gum cleaning and treatment of sensitive teeth. Soft and hard tissue surgery can be done with lasers with no need for cutting and suturing.
Waterlase is a YSGG hard tissue laser that is used widely around the world. At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry we use this laser on patients with gum disease and in some cases get astonishing results. Waterlase laser is also a favourite for treatment of sensitive teeth providing instant results in most cases. However we primarily use the laser for the correction of “gummy smiles” or irregular gum lines prior to placement of crowns and veneers. Please visit out gallery to see examples of these procedures and if you like to know more about laser dentistry call us. We will do our best to answer your questions.