A progressive dental practice, concerned with providing the most current and compassionate care, must utilize laser dentistry. Dr. Arthur Szabela is very pleased to announce that our practice has acquired a Waterlase MD hard and soft tissue dental laser. What does this laser do for you? It performs a variety of Porcelain Dental Procedures, including cavity preparation, caries (or decay) removal, and a wide range of soft tissue (gum) procedures. How does it work? The system uses laser-energized water and it significantly improves your comfort in the dentist’s chair, causing no heat or vibration in your mouth, no drilling noises, and no over-heating of your teeth. With this technology, many dental procedures can be performed with no pain, virtually eliminating the need for anesthesia (needles and dental shots) in most cases. The laser is very precise, so we can leave behind as much healthy tooth structure as possible. It also performs numerous soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding or post treatment trauma. We are extremely proud to be able to offer this new technology for all of our patients.
A soft tissue laser is the best method to remedy periodontal disease, previously an invasive and painful treatment. Used alone or as adjunctive therapy to scaling and root planing and deep cleaning, the laser kills bacteria and decontaminates pockets (the area of gum around the roots of teeth which harbors bacteria). No injections, cutting, or stitches required.
Some patients have excellent teeth, but a low or uneven gum line. Formerly, cosmetic improvement required surgically cutting away excess gum tissue, with somewhat unpredictable results and a lengthy healing period. Dr. Szabela uses a soft tissue laser to painlessly resculpt gums for a more aesthetic appearance.
Think about having a cavity filled with no Novocain and no drilling. His hard tissue laser is a fast and effective tool for restorative procedures like bondings, fillings, and bone remodeling.
There is no instance in which use of lasers is contra-indicated, and the safety personnel on Dr. Szabela's team take every precaution including providing eye protection for patients. We recognize the flammability hazard for patients on oxygen, and will suggest alternative treatment.