1. Less discomfort during and after treatment
Since dental lasers enable the dentist to use minimal, and in some cases no anesthetic or drills, to perform many routine dental procedures, patients are more at ease without the fear of the needle. Conventional dental drills create noise and are not as precise in taking care of cavities. Lasers, on the other hand, remove very precise amounts of tooth, without negatively affecting the rest of the tooth.
When the technology and appropriate wavelength are correctly matched to the procedure, laser dentistry is a safe and effective form of oral care—a state-of-the-art technology that can be used successfully in a variety of procedures. What’s more, the Waterlase laser was evaluated in the Journal of Periodontology from a clinical trial conducted at the McGuire Institute, .
2. Decreases rates of dental phobia and anxiety
Most dental practitioners appreciate that compliance in returning to a dental practice can be associated with fear associated with traditional dentistry. Especially in children, dental lasers are very effective in establishing a line of trust as well as a positive association with dental visits to ensure patients continue to maintain preventative care by visiting a dentist on a positive frequency.
3. Quicker care, quicker recovery
Dental lasers are excellent in the sense of efficiency and comfort. Since lasers are minimally invasive and, in some cases, require minimal or no numbing, your dentist can complete most dental needs in a single visit, while allowing the patient to eat, drink, and go back to their daily life directly afterwards. Patients continue to comment on their appreciation of the technology, from saving time in their day during the treatment itself to sidestepping the need to return for additional appointments.
4. Addresses dental phobia
Along with decreased procedure times, the treatments themselves are less intimidating when compared to using traditional drills, as there are no loud noises aside from a small popping sound. This is especially ideal for children, as it can create a healthy, positive relationship with dental visits. The Waterlase combines water, air, and laser energy for safe use on human tissue in our mouth, reassuring patients that only natural substances are being used in their treatment.
5. Reduces risk of cross contamination
The potential for cross contamination between patients in any dental or medical environment is always a factor for consideration. Moreover, The recommends attention to reducing aerosol production in order to help prevent potential virus transmission. The Waterlase dental laser produces compared to traditional high-speed handpieces.