Laser dentistry has revolutionized modern dental health care. Villanova Dental Studio utilizes the latest in laser dental technology to provide dental treatments that heal quicker, bleed less, and require less downtime. Dr. Ami Barakat uses laser dentistry for their versatilely and added health benefits for optimal oral health.
Laser dentistry can be used to address a range of dental health concerns in a less invasive, and painless manner. From gum disease to tooth decay, laser dentistry may eliminate the need for drills, sutures, and invasive surgeries.
Laser Dentistry Can Treat:
- Cavity Treatments
- Gum disease
- Gum recontouring
- Gummy Smiles
- Smile Design
At or Villanova Dental Studio, we use the Biolase lasers Waterlase iPlus™ and Ezlase™. Our Ottawa, ON dentists are experienced in the effective use of laser dentistry to provide lasting results and optimal oral health.
Waterlase™ iPlus Laser Dentistry
The iPlus laser by Biolase can be used to treat oral health issues affecting both the hard and soft tissues. Waterlase allows Dr. Barakat to perform less invasive, highly accurate and predictable dental treatment. The Waterlase laser works faster, gentler, and more quietly than traditional drills. Generating up to 100 pulses per second, Waterlase is minimally invasive and the laser never comes into contact with your teeth or gums reducing bleeding, swelling, and downtime. Waterlase laser dentistry requires less anesthetic and helps ease anxiety in patients.
The iPlus laser is used to replace traditional oral surgery procedures. Dr. Barakat may recommend the use of Waterlase for hard and soft tissue procedures, including:
- Removal of tooth decay
- Treat dental cavities
- Root canals
- Cosmetic smile design and gum contouring
Many dental procedures that were once completed using a dental drill can now be done using Waterlase laser technology. Laser dentistry offers many benefits over traditional oral surgical procedures including:
- Faster healing times with less risk of infection
- No drill sounds
- Minimally invasive
- Preserves natural tooth
- Greater precision
- Reduced impact on healthy tooth structure
- Reduces bleeding and swelling
- Reduces dental anxiety
The Ezlase™ soft tissue diode laser is highly versatile and is used for the treatment of soft tissue oral health concerns such as gum disease. Our team of highly trained and experienced dental hygienists may use ezlase to perform highly effective periodontal therapy. Ezlase laser dentistry can eliminate the need for gum surgery for many of our patients.
Laser assisted periodontal therapy using the Ezlase dental laser offers you the following benefits:
- More precise control and balance for cutting speed
- Only topical anesthetic required
- Minimally invasive
- Reduces bleeding, swelling, and post-treatment discomfort
- Reduced need for injections, sutures, hemostatic agents, and astringents
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced downtimes post treatment
LAPT for Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection that affects 75% of American adults.
Gum disease, when left untreated, can create a domino effect of additional oral health concerns. Gum disease is linked to higher risks of tooth loss, jaw bone deterioration, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Healthy gums are essential for a stable oral foundation. Gums support the teeth, protect the root systems, and help keep the bite aligned.
Advanced gum disease can now be treated using an innovative laser treatment called LAPT. Using the Ezlase laser, our dentists can remove diseased tissue and bacteria buildup from the gums, usually in a single visit.
The LAPT treatment is non-invasive and provides patients with many benefits over traditional gum surgery once required to treat periodontal disease. LAPT treatment is relatively quick and most patients experience minimal to no discomfort during treatment. LAPT allows for precise treatment that can target specific regions to reduce harm to surrounding healthy tissue. As with all laser treatments, there is less bleeding, swelling and minimal-to-no downtimes.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Is laser dentistry painful?
Treatments conducted with dental lasers are relatively painless, and significantly reduce post-treatment downtime and discomfort. Dental lasers have been proven to help reduce pain during and after dental treatments.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes! Lasers have been used in dentistry for quite some time. They are used at low levels in a controlled setting, and by trained professionals. If your treatment requires the use of a dental laser, you will be given protective eyewear and other safety measures will be followed to keep you and our staff safe.
Is laser gum treatment more effective than gum surgery?
Yes. Gum treatments with lasers provide very accurate results. Dental lasers offer such precision that most bleeding gum treatments do not require a second follow-up treatment. Almost anyone can be a good candidate for gum disease treatment with dental lasers.