Enjoy More Comfortable Treatment with the WaterLase Dental Laser
The WaterLase dental laser can remove tooth decay and prepare teeth for restorative procedures in a painless manner, eliminating the need for anesthesia. The doctors at PS Smile Dental use this technology at their Englewood, NJ, practice to increase patient comfort. This advanced technology also allows Dr. Andrew S. Paek to perform each procedure with maximum precision. At our practice, your oral health is our top priority. We embrace the latest technological advances so we can provide quality treatment with efficiency and accuracy.
What is the WaterLase Dental Laser?
WaterLase is an innovative system that conservatively removes hard and soft tissue using a combination of air, water, and laser energy in a process called hydrophotonics. This minimally invasive treatment takes the place of a traditional dental drill, which can create excessive heat and friction, leading to discomfort. When WaterLase is utilized in lieu of a traditional drill, more of your natural structure is left intact, making your tooth less vulnerable to breakage and damage in the future.
What Can Be Achieved with the WaterLase Dental Laser?
Laser technology has significantly improved the field of dentistry. WaterLase can be used to perform several treatments, including:
- Treating Dental Decay: The laser can gently and efficiently remove portions of tooth decay in preparation for a filling, crown, inlay, or onlay.
- Crown and Veneer Preparation: In order to place a crown or a traditional porcelain veneer, the amount of tooth enamel must be slightly reduced. This can be performed with the WaterLase for precise and conservative treatment.
- Crown Lengthening: If a tooth is fractured at the gum line, small amounts of tissue must be removed in order for a new restoration to fit properly.
- Gum Contouring: Excess gum tissue can cause teeth to appear uneven or small. Cosmetically reshaping the gums with a laser can bring symmetry and aesthetics to your smile.
- Periodontal Treatment: Mild to moderate gum disease can be effectively treated with the use of a laser. Not only does the laser target and eliminate infected tissue, it also seals the gums, protecting them from bacteria.
- Frenectomy: A frenum is a small muscle that connects your lip to your gums or your tongue to the floor of your mouth. Occasionally, a frenum may be attached too high, resulting in issues with aesthetics or speech. A laser can quickly and permanently eliminate the frenum without the use of a scalpel.
- Cold Sore Treatment: A laser can expedite healing and sterilize soft tissue, making it an optimal choice for treating cold sores.
WaterLase is an innovative system that conservatively removes hard and soft tissue using a combination of air, water, and laser energy in a process called hydrophotonics.
Benefits of WaterLase Dental Laser
The WaterLase dental laser is versatile in its use and offers advantages for dentists and patients alike. Some benefits include:
- No Anesthesia: Because the WaterLase is less invasive than a traditional dental drill, anesthesia is typically not necessary.
- No Incisions or Stitches: The laser cauterizes as it works, so bleeding is minimal.
- Faster Healing: The WaterLase removes damaged tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact, resulting in conservative treatment and quicker recovery.
- Less Anxiety: Because the laser is used in place of a drill, there are no uncomfortable sounds or vibrations, creating a more comfortable experience for the patient.
- Faster Treatment: Procedures that previously took multiple visits to complete can now be performed in a single appointment.
- Reduced Trauma: High speed dental drills can cause small hairline cracks in the tooth structure, which can eventually lead to more dental issues. The WaterLase leaves your healthy tissue intact, reinforcing your natural tooth structure.
Schedule a Consultation with Us
If you need dental work but are anxious about treatment, consider scheduling a visit with one of our doctors. Our WaterLase system can perform traditional dental procedures in a less invasive manner, helping to alleviate your dental fears. To speak with a team member, contact us online or call our office at (201) 227-0635.
"Dr. Paek and his team were punctual, friendly, and most importantly turned something I dread into a pleasant experience (as pleasant as it can be). I highly recommend."Kieran B. - Yelp Review