LASER ASSISTED DENTISTRY
In order to serve our patients with more comfort, Dr. Sue Keller is pleased to offer laser dentistry! We use two types of lasers to provide you with more excellent service: the Biolase EPICX™ and the Biolase WaterLase iPlus™
Our EPICX diode laser is used for Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). This laser is uses near infrared frequencies to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, accelerate the healing of surgical areas, and to perform laser whitening. The EPICX laser can also be used for soft tissue surgeries.
Our WaterLase iPlus can be used for hard tissue (enamel, dentin, bone) and soft tissue (gum) procedures. This Er,Cr: YSGG laser is designed to repair decayed or damaged teeth, treat gum inflammation, overgrowth, and manage the soft tissues in the mouth. The WaterLase is used to accomplish many things, including:
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Remove small to medium size cavities comfortably and old white fillings
- Gum contouring
- Prepare a healthy foundation for crowned teeth
- Remove oral growths, release tissue tags and frenula (lower “tongue-tie” and upper “lip-lock”)
- Treat gum disease
- Relieve the pain of canker sores and cold sores, and decrease healing time
The WaterLase has many advantages. It provides greater patient comfort because the combination of laser energy and a water spray means less trauma to the teeth and gums. In many cases, no anesthetic is needed to remove decay. There will be a sensation, but it won’t be uncomfortable. This laser allows Dr. Sue to more efficiently to remove decay, overgrown or infected gum tissue. We can also perform several simple dental treatments in one visit, saving you time. The WaterLase can remove decay more precisely than a drill. This will save more of your healthy tooth structure and improve the health of your smile.
To learn more and to schedule your next visit, contact Strong & Healthy Smiles today!