The World Health Organization found that about 60-90 percent of school-age children and almost 100 percent of adults have cavities. The only way to effectively treat a cavity is to remove the decaying parts of the tooth and fill it with a tooth-colored resin to protect the tooth from further damage or infection. However, if the sound of the dental drill instantly causes anxiety, you may find yourself cancelling your appointment out of fear. Now there is a way to fill your cavities without ever having to experience that drill ever again. With laser dentistry in Houston, we can now offer our patients WaterLase.
What is WaterLase?
WaterLase uses water, air and even a specialized laser to safely and effectively cut through your tooth’s enamel. It can be used in several dental procedures but is most often used to treat cavities.
What are the advantages of using WaterLase?
Besides removing the drill from the equation, WaterLase promises almost no discomfort during your procedure. The laser alone allows your dentist to properly treat the cavity with minimal and sometimes no anesthesia. Plus, the WaterLase is constantly spraying water to prevent the tooth from heating up, meaning that your procedure should be virtually painless.
Another major advantage of the WaterLase is that is more precise than the drill. The dental drill can only remove large parts of the tooth, which can cause the patient pain; however, the laser technology of the WaterLase is so precise that it can remove the smallest parts of the damaged tooth without causing further damage or discomfort to the patient.
Call Today's Dental in Houston, TX!
So the next time you have a cavity, don’t fear your upcoming procedure. Ask us about using WaterLase for your next filling and enjoy an easy, stress-free and painless dental experience. Also be sure to mention if you have dental anxiety so we can do our best to put your mind at ease through the entire procedure. Call us today if you suspect you have a cavity, or if you need to schedule your next dental appointment. Forget about your drill anxiety. With WaterLase, drills are now a thing of the past!
Are you a patient of Today's Dental? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!