Enjoy the Benefits of Laser Dentistry with Waterlase® Technology
In the past, gum treatments were complex, required incisions, and warranted extensive recovery. However, given today's technology, we are now able to offer advanced laser dentistry, which allows highly successful treatment of mild to moderate gum disease with reduced discomfort, expedited treatment time, and highly aesthetic results. Healthy gums are vital to a healthy smile, as well as your overall well-being. Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt in Merritt Island, FL, can use advanced Biolase Waterlase® technology to treat various types of gum disease, and also take care of certain gum-related cosmetic concerns.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Although proper brushing and flossing can help lower your risk of cavities and periodontal disease, there are certain areas of your teeth and gums that are difficult to access with at-home tools. You may benefit from the laser dentistry techniques provided at our office if you have mild to moderate gum disease or excessive gum tissue.
Waterlase® technology is extremely versatile and may be used to enhance your experience at the dentist, as well as help you achieve long-lasting oral health.
Typically, Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt will perform scaling and root planing as an initial intervention for patients who have mild gum disease. If this therapy fails to reduce the depth of your gum pockets, we will recommend periodontal treatment using our Biolase Waterlase® technology. Patients interested in reshaping their gums for cosmetic reasons can also benefit from Waterless® technology.
How Does Waterlase® Work?
The Waterlase® laser is a replacement for the traditional scalpel technique previously used to treat periodontal issues. Waterlase® uses laser energy, air, and water to provide precise, pain-free treatment. The laser provides a continuous stream of water during treatment to keep your teeth and gums hydrated and lower your level of discomfort, while carefully eliminating conservative amounts of infected tissue.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Rather than using conventional tools for gum therapy, laser dentistry helps our doctors provide effective, efficient, and comfortable treatment for your periodontal concerns. The benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Less Discomfort
- Waterlase® is designed to treat your condition less invasively and more gently than alternative techniques. There are no incisions or stitches needed, and most patients experience less pain after the procedure than after manually-performed treatment.
- Faster Healing
- Since the laser is able to target tartar and bacteria without affecting healthy tissue, you can enjoy an expedited recovery and reduced irritation, bleeding, and inflammation (side effects typically associated with traditional gum therapy). When healing is expedited, there is also a reduced risk of infection or complications.
- Reduced Anesthesia
- Typically, our doctors can perform your procedure without the need for anesthetics. Eliminating anesthesia can also help reduce the overall cost of your treatment.
- Increased Accuracy
- Waterlase® precisely targets calculus under the gum line, gently removing it without affecting healthy surrounding tissue.
- More Aesthetic Results
- Under traditional techniques, the areas where gum tissue is removed often look unsightly following your treatment. However, laser dentistry allows our doctors to perform treatment without removing healthy tissue which produces more aesthetic results immediately following your procedure.
- Improved Patient Experience
- Most patients, especially those with dental anxiety, prefer to reduce the sounds and feelings associated with traditional gum therapy. Laser dentistry allows us to work on your smile quietly and discreetly to help you feel calm during treatment.
Schedule Your Laser Dentistry Treatment
Our Waterlase® technology is extremely versatile and may be used to enhance your experience at the dentist, as well as help you achieve long-lasting oral health. Delaying treatment for periodontal issues can lead to serious, irreversible health concerns. We encourage you to call our office at (321) 459-2444 or contact us online to schedule or discuss your laser dentistry treatment.