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Posts for: May, 2015
Find out how your Lakewood, CO dentist can treat decay, infection and gum disease more effectively and painlessly.
It’s amazing how far dental technology has come. Now your Lakewood, CO dentist can use lasers to help speed up several different kinds of procedures, as well as reduce recovery time and invasiveness. Lasers offer a variety of benefits to our patients, which make it easier to seek out dental treatments. Find out more about our Biolase technology and how it could improve your oral health.
What is the Biolase?
Biolase is a dental laser that provides dentist like your Lakewood, CO one with the ability to quickly and more efficiently diagnose and treatment dental problems to promote healthy teeth and gums.
How does Biolase work?
Through the use of both a water energizing laser and an art/water spray device, this laser is able to cut through the enamel, the hardest tissue found in the human body. Better yet, this laser doesn’t even use heat or vibration to go through your enamel.
What is Biolase used for?
Biolase can be used for a myriad of dental treatments including removing cavities, performing root canals and treating gum disease. However, it’s most often replaces a traditional dental drill to remove tooth decay.
What are the benefits of Biolase?
Since the dental drill is now replaced by a painless laser system you no longer need to have a needle in order to get anesthesia. This is because the drill causes friction and heat, which in turn causes the patient pain and discomfort. However, since Biolase doesn’t use heat or vibrations, you don’t have to worry about any pain during your procedure.
Furthermore, since the drill also causes vibrations this can lead to tiny fractures in the tooth, which can allow bacteria to break through the tooth and cause worsening decay. However, Biolase prevents this from happening and protects your healthy enamel.
Plus, using a laser is also faster than using a drill, particularly for anxious patients, so now when you visit your Lakewood, CO dentist for treatment you don’t have to worry that it will take a huge time out of your schedule. Our laser technology can precisely detect decay and target it.
If you want to find out more about Biolase and if it could help you, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Lakewood, CO dentist. Let Dr. Ronald Morse, DDS, PC, help you achieve that award-winning smile.