Over 35 million people have one thing in common, they fear going to the dentist. Possibly they may have had a bad childhood experience or even one as an adult. The thought of your mouth being poked or prodded is enough to send shivers down your spine, and for most of us, that is enough to put off regular dental care for as long as possible. Pain is usually the main deterrent that stops most from going in. The hurt of the needle to numb you, the vibration in your head and the pressure of being worked on all add up to bad memories that, unless absolutely necessary, leaves regular dental care largely ignored which can not only affect your mouth, but may lead to other health issues in the long run.
The good news is, there is hope on the horizon. With medical technology advancing at the speed of light, and more dentists open to trying new ways to help the comfort and treatment of their patients, Biolase Laser technology, also sometimes referred to as Waterless is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using advanced technology and creating a working harmony between a laser and water, Biolase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill. From general cleanings, whitening, cavities, and even the dreaded root canals, a dentist that uses Biolase means less pain, less swelling, and an overall quicker healing time for their patients than more traditional procedures.
Laser dentistry such as Biolase is quickly becoming very main stream across the county. One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is the opportunity to do more with less anesthetic and less damage to the tissue, which in turn leads to much happier patients. Physically there is less of a chance to trauma to the actual tooth or tissue which in turn means less pain and less recovery time. Mentally there is less stress and anxiety associated with treatment and a patient may be more likely to return for preventive care.
At the moment Biolase is the only laser approved in North America for pain therapy, which means there are no second hand companies or instruments your dentist will use. Proper training and patient/ doctor education means one treatment, across the board. Whether you have a phobia yourself, a loved one in need of care, or a child currently in care there are many options and advancements that can make your next dentist visit a much better experience. It is always best to ask your dentist what they have available and discuss your fears or concerns before you beginning your treatment. From a simple cleaning to more involved work, Biolase is one of the best options for a quicker and less painful dental experience.