No Drill FillingsBel Air, MD
At Abingdon Family Dentistry in Bel Air, MD, Dr. Edgar Radjabli and Dr. Tessa Modiri are able to provide state of the art technology and treat cavities in the most conservative and painless way possible. Using Waterlase Dentistry, they are able to treat patients without shots and with even better results.
Why Waterlase Dentistry?
Your Bel Air, MD has chosen to invest in Waterlase to provide you with the highest standard of dental care. Here are some of the benefits you will experience with Waterlase.
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting teeth and gums with the Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips!
ACCURACY AND PRECISION
Waterlase® removes tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows your dentist to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase® reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
IMPROVED CAVITY FILLINGS
Waterlase® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
LESS BLEEDING AND SWELLING
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase® performs many procedures on the gums with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
FEWER DENTAL VISITS
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, your Waterlase® dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Waterlase® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists, so your dentist may be able to treat you for certain conditions that would previously have required a referral to a specialist.
Is Waterlase safe?
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle removal, hair removal and many others. The Waterlase® was approved by the US FDA for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and numb lips. You, the dentist, and the assistant will wear special laser safety glasses when the laser is being used.
How does it work?
Waterlase® uses a patented technology combining laser energy and a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonics™, to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably.
What does it do?
Waterlase® was first cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut tooth structure in 1998 and since that time has received numerous additional clearances from the FDA for a wide range of procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue. Ask your dentist for a list of procedures that he or she performs with the laser.
One of our young patients telling you about her experience with waterlase laser filling
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