If you’re like most people, you don’t enjoy a trip to the dentist. It conjures up memories of pain, discomfort, and the dreaded needles to numb your gums. Still, you go because dental health is a great indicator of your focus on your overall health; a healthy smile conveys so many unspoken things to people you meet! And now, years later, you have children, and you feel just as motivated to make sure that they have checkups on a regular basis too.
Happily, dental care and technology has made great strides. Whether looking for pediatric dental care, cosmetic dentistry, or simply cleaning teeth, your or your children's visit to the dentist is more likely to be painless, especially when compared to the experiences of the last several decades.
In particular, new technology like the WaterLase iPlus dental laser system allows for reduced pain as well as reduced risk for cross contamination. Whether you are a dentist, a patient, or the parent of a young patient, a dentist that uses WaterLase can improve your dental experience by doing the following:
Minimally invasive: Drills can invoke fear and pain, especially when that drill touches a sensitive part of the tooth. Why does this happen? A drill uses a combination of heat and friction to do what it needs to do, but this combination can cause discomfort and pain, and can even cause cracks in teeth that can lead to more problems down the road. Additionally, even the very sound of the drill can make even the bravest person cringe. But with the Waterlase iPlus, just think – no more drill. Instead, a laser is used to do the work that the drill used to do, meaning that the procedure is less invasive and therefore less stressful.
No need for needles: That’s right – without the dreaded shot to numb your gums, the agonizing anticipation of the needle is removed, meaning a painless start to your dental care.
Greater precision: Due to the nature of using a laser, dentists can now get to the “root” of the problem with greater accuracy. This means that only the damaged part of the tooth is treated and more healthy tooth is retained.
Speed: Because neither shot nor drilling may no longer needed, you will spend less time in the dentist’s chair. A shorter visit means a happier visit, especially for those who are hesitant to go to the dentist.
Taking care of your teeth is an important part of your overall health, and when it comes to your children, getting a great start to pediatric dental care is even more important. To help make those visits to the dentist less painful, less invasive, and more routine, consider visiting a dentist with WaterLase. With the benefits listed above, even the youngest patients will have a much more pleasant experience going to the dentist. And when they have dental issues, patients will even look forward to going to the dentist, because that means the problems will be resolved using procedures that are quick and painless.*
*In most cases. Individual results may vary. Consult your dentist with questions.