What is WaterLase iPlus?
The WaterLase iPlus is a dental tool that allows us to ablate hard tissue. It is used as an alternative to the dental drill and it is superior than the first-ever version of WaterLase. At Mitchellville Family Dentistry we use the WaterLase iPlus to help give our patients an anxiety-free, comfortable, and relaxing dental experience. By eliminating the need to use a traditional dental drill, we are also eliminating the pressure that comes from using one, the heat and vibration traditionally associated with it, and the discomfort that patients tend to feel. Overall, this reduces both the physical and emotional stress that can come from having dental work completed. This method is so effective that most of our patients no longer need to have anesthesia, when treating something like dental carries.
Is WaterLase iPlus Right for Me?
At Mitchellville Family Dentistry many of our patients ask whether or not WaterLase iPlus is right for them. If you are considering which dentist to visit for dental care, or want to know if you qualify for this treatment option, we encourage you to call 301-202-3499 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. You will find that this is a solution that can make receiving dental care a far more relaxing experience. Additionally, the WaterLase solution can work for virtually any patient regardless of your current oral health. In fact, since it is a minimally-invasive alternative to the dental drill, it is actually a better way to treat dental problems in the elderly or those that suffer from dental anxiety or tooth sensitivity.
How Long Does it Take?
How long a procedure takes is really based on what dental work is being performed. For example, a root canal is always going to take longer than treating the standard cavity. However, WaterLase iPlus makes it possible for us to complete dental procedures much faster than if we were to use traditional metal dental tools. Additionally, since most of our patients do not need anesthesia when we use WaterLase, it is possible for us to save additional time off of the overall treatment. You can visit our dentist office and get back to work, school, or your busy schedule much faster.
What is the Recovery Time?
You recover much faster when your dental work is completed using WaterLase iPlus. This is because it is minimally-invasive when compared to using a dental drill. Additionally, this solution comes with an innovative graphic screen that allows us to easily program the lasers to be used for the procedure. As a patient, this means that there is less time that you will need to be waiting in the dental chair because we can start the procedure faster.