Advances in dental technology offer many benefits for both dentist and patient, providing more accurate results with significantly less pain and down time.
Dr. Kim Westermann has incorporated dental technology into her Louisville, KY dentist office, including laser dentistry with Waterlase for the effective, accurate treatment of the teeth and gums with minimal side effects.
Laser dentistry has a number of advantages compared to traditional surgical techniques, including reduced trauma to treated areas and adjacent tissues. Laser dentistry procedures can often be performed with little or no anesthesia, and result in less bleeding and swelling, improving patient comfort during and after treatment. The Waterlase allows for more precise treatment of tooth decay, removing the least amount of tooth structure necessary to restore oral health and preserve the integrity of the tooth.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry:
- Faster treatment
- Micro-dentistry: smaller, more precise incisions
- Less bleeding
- Less downtime
- Reduced need for sutures
- More comfortable treatment
- Less need for anesthesia
Common procedures with a dental laser:
- Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasty
- Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening
- Implant exposure
- Treating of Aphtous Ulcers, Herpetic Lesions
- Abscess Care – Incision and Drainage
- Soft Tissue curettage for periodontal treatment
- Tooth decay
To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry and how they could improve your own dental experience, schedule an appointment with Dr. Westermann in our Louisville dentist office.