Fillings without freezing

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Laser | Be the first one to comment

Basinview Dental Centre is pleased to offer dental treatments using the Waterlase iPlus. With this technology, many cavities can be easily and quickly restored without the application of anesthesia. That means no more needle and no more numbness.

The laser simply applies light energy (photons) to the tooth with a fine mist of water and precisely removes the targeted tooth structure and decay. There is no heat and no vibration and therefore, no discomfort. 

Over the coming weeks, we will highlight a variety of specific treatments that can be completed with the Waterlase. With each treatment, we will outline the procedure, the treatment goals, the duration of time required and the expected treatment outcome. We will also offer some basic laser physics so patients can better understand just exactly how the works and why it is so effective at promoting wound healing.

Here is a 30sec video clip of the laser in action. An old composite filling and underlying cavity is removed without any anesthesia. The filling was slightly below the gumline causing some minor bleeding at the margin of the preparation. The tissue is quickly dried with the laser, again without the use of anesthesia. Note the distinct popping sound the laser makes and how the handpiece never actually touches the tooth!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXlFVYwq_f4


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