How Laser Dentistry Works
At White Flint, we use the Waterlase MD™ Turbo by Biolase®, which provides the greatest accuracy, flexibility, and efficiency of any type of laser dentistry in the industry. The Waterlase MD™ is powered by a combination of lasers, air, and water. When the laser shines on the tooth, it energizes the water molecules in the tooth, causing them to cut through the rest of the tooth structure. At the same time, the Waterlase MD™ sprays water onto the tooth, reducing heat, which is one of the primary sources of discomfort during a dental procedure. In soft tissue applications, like periodontal treatments or gum reshaping, the Waterlase MD™ instantly cauterizes the tissue, dramatically reducing bleeding and healing time.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
We are excited about offering this advanced technology, and our patients are too! Laser dentistry causes none of the microscopic fractures associated with drilling, and is much more precise. When we use our Waterlase MD™, most patients do not even need anesthetic. In addition to reducing discomfort, laser dentistry can be performed faster than drill-based treatments, meaning you spend less time in the dental chair. Laser dentistry also fosters a quicker recovery.
Dr. Allick uses the Waterlase MD in many procedures, including:
- Cavity preparation
- Removal of infected tissue in the gums and other periodontal treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Dental implants
- Tooth extraction
Thanks to the advantages of laser dentistry, many patients are finding that going to the dentist can be a thoroughly pleasant experience. Procedures that were once notoriously uncomfortable can now be performed comfortably and more efficiently than ever before.
Schedule an Appointment with White Flint Dental Associates Today
Dr. Allick and the entire staff at White Flint Dental Associates are dedicated to providing their patients with superior service, and making their procedures as comfortable as possible. Technology, experience, and a genuine passion for providing the best dental care experiences for our patients has helped us become a leading practice in the Rockville area. If you or any of your loved ones are in need of dental care, we invite you to contact us today and schedule a consultation. Your teeth are a valuable asset, and we can use today’s most sophisticated techniques and tools to help you and your family experience healthy, happy smiles. We look forward to meeting you!