Waterlase Gum Disease
A New Way to Treat Gum Disease
The effects of gum disease go well beyond tooth loss, and everyday new studies are emerging that link oral and overall health.
Among other things, gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, pregnancy complications, osteoporosis, cancer, herpes, HIV, and autoimmune disorders. That’s why we’re introducing a new way we’re going to treat gum disease.
In the past, gum surgery was the only treatment option for advanced periodontal disease. The surgery required extensive downtime, bleeding, and swelling, and many patients avoided receiving treatment for their gum disease due to the associated anxiety.
With this recent advancement in dental technology, oral surgery may no longer be necessary to treat periodontal disease.
Our Newest State-of-the-Art Dental
Laser at Poway
Waterlase is a dental laser that enables us to use minimal anesthetic to perform many routine periodontal (and gum disease-related) procedures. It is one of the most advanced dental treatments available to periodontists today! Waterlase removes inflamed tissue without an incision and the strength setting will kill the bacteria within the tissue without damaging the tissue.
Waterlase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. The laser is moved along the gumline to eradicate bacteria that causes the swelling and discomfort associated with gum disease. The minimally invasive laser is able to keep the tooth hydrated which helps to reduce associated pain.
Benefits of Waterlase Laser Gum Treatment
- More Comfortable: Waterlase lasers are gentle – they do not vibrate the teeth or generate painful pressure like traditional drills. It’s a virtually painless way to perform many routine dental procedures.
- Minimally Invasive: Waterlase is significantly less invasive and less painful than traditional surgery
- More Convenient: Dental visits can often be shorter, and more can be completed in a single visit when we use Waterlase.
Waterlase reduces the amount of anesthetics that are needed, making the entire process much faster. All in all, this helps to reduce your recovery time following a dental procedure. You may leave the dental office feeling better than you ever have before after having a cavity-filled or deep gum cleaning performed.
- Less Swelling and Bleeding Post-op: Waterlase creates less swelling and bleeding of the gums than gum surgery.
- Helps Stop Gum Disease: Waterlase can control the bacteria that cause gum disease. Controlling your gum disease can improve your oral health and the health of your entire body.
- More Precise: With Waterlase, we can remove infected periodontal tissue far more precisely than traditional gum surgery. This saves more of the healthy parts of your periodontium and more periodontal attachment around your teeth.
This also means that more dental work can be done in one sitting, allowing someone who may need multiple procedures to have all of their work done at once.
Waterlase Laser Capabilities
Soft Tissue Procedures
What the Waterlase Laser Helps Treat
Our Waterlase Laser can be used to treat a variety of dental issues in a much gentler and noninvasive way, including:
Remove Oral Growths
Waterlase quickly and effectively removes growths or excess tissue in the mouth, including gum tissue
Treat periodontal disease
Waterlase removes debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession, and even loss of teeth.
Help failing implants or Peri-implantitis
Laser energy kills bacteria, vaporizes cement, and stimulates stem cells found in your bone to reduce bacterial infection and promote healing.
Improve your smile
We may suggest contouring or shaping your gums using Waterlase to improve the appearance of your smile – safely removing excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Fix a tongue tie or prevent gum recession
Connections that restrict the movement of your tongue or cause your gums to recede can be “released” with less postoperative pain. This can even assist with speech impediments resulting from tongue tie, and latching problems for babies.
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