Laser Technology Takes Away Pain of the Dentist
The one thing I hate most in the world is going to the dentist. All those drills, needles, scalpels and machines, it makes my skin crawl. And the after effects too – I could do without the swelling, bleeding and numb lips.
A new laser called Waterlase could take all those problems and pains away. Novocaine could be virtually eliminated because the treatment would remove a wide range of tissues and decay with no heat, pressure or discomfort.
Waterlase uses a technology called HydroPhotonics, which combines YSGG laser energy and a spray of water. The laser is able to remove tooth enamel decay, the hardest substance in the body, while leaving surrounding areas unaffected.
The laser performs many soft tissue procedures with little to no bleeding. The infection rate is lowered also, because the laser kills bacteria and viruses as it cuts. The Waterlase laser treatment doesn’t leave any numbness afterwards, either.
As for canker sores and cold sores, the Waterlase laser instantly takes away canker sore pain and heals them quickly, often within 24 hours. Viruses that cause cold sores are killed so that the sore can heal quicker than normal. No more walking around for two weeks with an embarrassing cold sore hovering on your lip.
I might actually enjoy going to the dentist if they were to use this laser for all of my dental work. Okay, maybe not. But it’s still a tool that could cut down on many of the pains associated with the mouth. What do you think? Since lasers are used for many procedures these days, would you feel comfortable with one in your mouth?