Dental lasers are now becoming more widespread in the UK, although they have been used successfully in the USA and Germany for very many years. In 2004 Waterside Dental Care was one of the first practices in the UK to invest in dental lasers to increase the range of treatments we can offer to our patients.
We use our Diagnodent™ Laser Assisted Cavity Detection machine to detect early decay that might be developing in the biting surfaces of the teeth. Early detection means we can provide preventative restorations to seal the area to stop the decay developing into a larger cavity that would need a filling. Where early decay is suspected readings can be taken at consecutive examination or hygiene appointments to detect any progression of the lesion.
Our Ezlase™ 940 nm diode soft tissue laser is used for tooth whitening and for the removal of overgrown gum or mouth lesions and to get a better impression for dental restorations.
The Waterlase™ YSGG hard tissue laser uses a unique combination of laser energy and water to provide gentler, more precise treatment that conserves healthy tooth structure, and minimizes pain and discomfort.