If you visit the dentist in Ilford, you can rest assured you are benefitting from the latest technology when you come to us at Simply Teeth. One piece of equipment of which we are particularly proud is the Waterlase.
In fact, this dentist in Ilford is one of only 90 dental practices in the country to have invested in Waterlase. When you experience what Waterlase can do, you will wonder why more dentists don’t use this safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental equipment.
As its name suggests, Waterlase uses a laser and water spray, to perform many common dental procedures, often doing away with the need for injections and drilling, 2 anxiety-inducing tools that many people would be glad to see the back of.
As Waterlase is a laser plus water, it is very safe and keeps your teeth hydrated as we work. The Waterlase laser enables our work to be more precise, which means we remove less tooth material when we work than we do with a drill. There’s no drill noise either, which plays a big part in many people’s fear levels.
Its use often does away with the need for injections, although this is not always the case and depends on what you’re having done and your needs. In general however, using Waterlase can save a whole lot of time that would be spent administering injections and then waiting for the area to become numb. That means less time wasted and either shorter appointments at the dentist in Ilford, or being able to get more done in one appointment.
Waterlase can be used on hard materials like teeth and bone, as well as on soft mouth parts, such as your gums. Being a laser means it seals as it goes, which means less pain and less blood loss too.
It’s particularly good for treating gum disease by thoroughly cleaning out pockets in the gums without heating up your teeth and causing you pain, or damaging the bone.
Also, because there are no parts that come into contact with your teeth, there is much less chance of bacteria being transferred from one patient to another.