The WaterLase iPlus allows us to complete standard dental procedures far faster than if we were to use a dental drill. Some patients appreciate how convenient this solution is. As a dentist, we understand that no one wants to treat a cavity, a root canal or any other invasive dental procedure. However, while unpopular, these procedures are absolutely necessary for the current and future health of your teeth. The good news is that the WaterLase iPlus allows us to take care of your teeth in a way that does not cause the pressure you would feel when we use a dental drill. To learn more about this solution, we encourage you to call (808) 755-9932 and schedule an appointment.
What is WaterLase iPlus?
The WaterLase iPlus is a dental tool that allows us to ablate hard tissue. It is used as an alternative to the dental drill and it is superior than the first-ever version of WaterLase. At Hawaiian Island Dental we use the WaterLase iPlus to help give our patients an anxiety-free, comfortable, and relaxing dental experience. By eliminating the need to use a traditional dental drill, we are also eliminating the pressure that comes from using one, the heat and vibration traditionally associated with it, and the discomfort that patients tend to feel. Overall, this reduces both the physical and emotional stress that can come from having dental work completed. This method is so effective that most of our patients no longer need to have anesthesia, when treating something like dental carries.
Is WaterLase iPlus Right for Me?
At Hawaiian Island Dental many of our patients ask whether or not WaterLase iPlus is right for them. If you are considering which dentist to visit for dental care, or want to know if you qualify for this treatment option, we encourage you to call 808-755-9932 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. You will find that this is a solution that can make receiving dental care a far more relaxing experience. Additionally, the WaterLase solution can work for virtually any patient regardless of your current oral health. In fact, since it is a minimally-invasive alternative to the dental drill, it is actually a better way to treat dental problems in the elderly or those that suffer from dental anxiety or tooth sensitivity.
How Long Does it Take?
How long a procedure takes is really based on what dental work is being performed. For example, a root canal is always going to take longer than treating the standard cavity. However, WaterLase iPlus makes it possible for us to complete dental procedures much faster than if we were to use traditional metal dental tools. Additionally, since most of our patients do not need anesthesia when we use WaterLase, it is possible for us to save additional time off of the overall treatment. You can visit our dentist office and get back to work, school, or your busy schedule much faster.
What is the Recovery Time?
You recover much faster when your dental work is completed using WaterLase iPlus. This is because it is minimally-invasive when compared to using a dental drill. Additionally, this solution comes with an innovative graphic screen that allows us to easily program the lasers to be used for the procedure. As a patient, this means that there is less time that you will need to be waiting in the dental chair because we can start the procedure faster.
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WaterLase iPlus Compared with the Dental Drill
There is truly no comparison between the WaterLase iPlus and traditional dental drill. While they both can achieve some similar results, the way that they do so is entirely different, as is the recovery time. A dental drill takes longer to use, there is pressure associated with it, heat, vibration, and dental discomfort. With this new technology, lasers are used to address the same problems in a way that does not irritate the tissue that we’re working on or the surrounding tissue. As a result, you’re going to feel better during the procedure and you’ll recover faster.
Why We Use WaterLase iPlus
In addition to ablating hard tissue during treatments for tooth decay or infections, this solution is a far more convenient way to address a large variety of oral health problems. The WaterLase iPlus also gives us the option of performing root canals in a more thorough fashion. This unique design and innovative technology allows us to not only remove the infected area, but to thoroughly clean the interior of your tooth. This will allow your tooth to recover far faster and prevent the likelihood of an infection returning. As a result, patients will report feeling better right away. This is also an ideal treatment option for treating gum disease. Traditionally, when you suffer from gum disease it is because of plaque and tartar building up underneath the surface of the gums. This area cannot be cleaned with at-home care simply because you cannot reach underneath the gum tissue. In order for us to clean this area of your teeth, the gums need to be pulled back so that the plaque and tartar can be scraped away using a metal dental tool. This is both uncomfortable, highly inconvenient, and will cause your gums to swell and become irritated. Fortunately, the WaterLase iPlus allows us to perform gum disease treatments in an entirely new way. This is a modern laser dental tool that allows us to zap the plaque and tartar underneath your gums, breaking it up without having to pull away your gum tissue. This means that your gums will not swell, become irritated or inflamed due to the treatment and, in fact, they will actually begin to feel better quickly once the plaque and tartar has been removed. As a result, we can complete a gum disease treatment in one sitting versus the traditional four sessions that come with many deep cleanings.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about laser dentistry or WaterLase iPlus specifically, we encourage you to call (808) 755-9932 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. At Hawaiian Island Dental we are confident that by experiencing the benefits of laser dentistry you will choose to use this solution over visiting a traditional family dentist office. We invite you to join our patients and experiencing how convenient laser dentistry can truly be.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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