In order to get a simple filling, the tooth needs to be drilled, the decay cleaned out and all the other possible “repairs” to be made. Quite a big number of dental patients can’t even stand the numbing spray that comes even before the injection…not to speak about the sound of the drill.
Sometimes, the dentist might even tell you that since cavity is not too deep, there’s no numbing injection needed whatsoever. For all those patients who are afraid of the pain and anxiety associated with the traditional drill, there is the Waterlase technology available.
The Waterlase is a tool, which helps relieving anxiety, and puts the patient in a maximum comfort zone. There are no injections needed in most of the cases, there is no drill involved in the equation and of course, there is no pain.
Patients avoid having a positive attitude towards proper oral health, mainly because they associate going to the dentist with swollen lips, numbing sensations, sharp pain and nerve wrecking sounds and vibrations coming from the dental drill. Waterlase technology indeed helps people having a more comfortable approach towards dentistry, because if they know there is no pain associated with getting a dental filling, they will visit the dentist as soon as they notice a small cavity.
The WaterLase is a special dental tool, which combines the energy of the laser with the power of a spray of water. With the help of this combination, dentists can cut the teeth more efficiently and more gently, cutting the jaw bone or even the gums without the use of the vibration and heat made by the traditional dental drills.
Instead of the vibrating and squeaking noise, the patients will basically a hear a gentle popping sound, which is not at all bothersome, and more importantly, it does not cause any pain.
The nerves of the teeth are extremely sensitive. This is why when the dentist uses the traditional drill without giving anesthetic to the patient, the vibrations and the heat may easily produce a lot of pain. For instance, when the Waterlase tool is used to perform gum surgery, the tissue will be cut with the energy of the laser, while the water coming in the form of a gentle spray will cool down the sensitive tissue.
If you are one of those patients petrified even by the thought of the sound of a drill upon the surfae of your teeth, you should definitely choose a dentist who already wotks with WaterLase technology.