It’s a truth as old as the human race: we fear the unknown. It’s also one of the main reasons many people are still afraid of going to the dentist. They simply don’t know how comfortable an experience having their teeth fixed can be. Yes, we said comfortable!
New laser dental technology is now allowing dentists like Dr. Ejaz & Femina Ali from Wellesley Dental Group to provide care in greater comfort than ever before. “Most of our patients don’t even know this exists, but we are always looking for ways to improve the comfort and clinical care of our patients, and thus we have invested in this advanced technology,” says Dr. Ejaz Ali.
The laser system, called the Waterlase MD™, from BIOLASE Technology, Inc., is a revolutionary dental tool that uses a combination of laser energy and water to perform a variety of dental procedures with fewer shots and less anesthesia. It is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in many kinds of dental work – from fixing cavities to preparing teeth for crowns and root canals, and even inserting implants.
Studies have shown that Waterlase Dentistry™ can be less traumatic than the drill. The combination of laser and water provides a quick and unique cutting action that is precise and gentle, so it preserves healthy tooth or gums around a cavity or diseased gums. “It’s an approach called minimally invasive dentistry”, says Dr. Femina Ali. “The idea is to fix the diseased part of your tooth, gums, or bone without damaging adjacent healthy tissue. Laser-assisted dentistry gives us a big advantage in providing excellent clinical care with maximum patient comfort.”
For those putting off dental work due to the fear of discomfort, visiting Wellesley Dental Group at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley, MA may mean ending this fear of dentists. “Like they say, ‘Knowledge is power’, Dr. Ejaz explains, “and the more people know about how we’re using Waterlase Dentistry, the easier it is for them to conquer their fears and let us take care of the dental work they need.”
“When it comes to treating our patients,” Dr. Femina explains, “the Waterlase MD™ is limited only by our imaginations.”