Lasers are the Holy Grail of futuristic dentistry: minimal discomfort; faster healing; more refined treatment; no vibration.
At Integrated Dentalcare we have four lasers. A state of the art, Water laser, a soft tissue laser, a low level laser therapy (LLLT) laser and diagnostic laser. Dr Neeraj Puri is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist Click Here to verify.
We are proud to be the only clinic in Scotland and part of a small group in the whole world to be able to offer Waterlase dentistry. By gently energising pure, distilled water this amazing technology allows us to carry out numerous procedures in a safer and gentler manner.
Unlike the drill there is no vibration, no heat, no whining noise resulting in faster healing time with much less discomfort and
apprehension. To see how it works, watch the video:
The Waterlase is an amazing tool that allows us to treat decay or cavities without having to use local anaesthetic injections.* We are able to treat gum disease more thoroughly, than was ever possible before, as we are able to create a sterile environment for the tissue to knit back together around the tooth. In many cases this allows the regeneration of bone taking the tooth back to before there was gum disease. We are able to carry out surgery in a more controlled and less damaging fashion.
Is it safe?
It is much safer than the drill since it is only active up to 5mm beyond the laser tip. Furthermore unlike the drill once stopped, the system powers down instantly. The drill on the other hand continues to rotate for a period of time. The microcracks produced by the drill as it rotates, do not occur with the laser.
Is it expensive?
Laser usage tends to be charged for by time. This can work out to be cheaper than standard fees. The reason for this is that in the majority of cases since we don’t need to wait for local anaesthetic injections to “kick in”.
* 80% of patient’s do not require anaesthetic for fillings with the Waterlase