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As you probably know, many people tend to think of going to the dentist as a chore that needs to be done. Often, this is because many people find the dentist uncomfortable—especially when they hear the whirring of the drill. Fortunately, not every treatment requires the drill.

Naturally, you’ll need to visit a dentist to address certain problems—but please remember to consider the benefits of laser dentistry. Laser dentistry can be used in a number of treatments. For example, did you know that our dentist can remove decay from inside a tooth with laser dentistry? While a dentist could use a drill to address decay, the drill would only be able to reach the visible decay. A laser can also be used in teeth whitening, and to cure and set fillings.

At Northpointe Dental, our dentist uses the WaterLase® for dental procedures. The WaterLase uses a laser combined with a water spray to perform many procedures without the use of a drill. The WaterLase is virtually painless because it does not generate heat when it cuts hard and soft tissues. Most procedures can be performed with less need for anesthesia or shots. When used for gum treatments, WaterLase reduces bleeding and pain after treatment, reduces swelling, and reduces the need for painkillers. The WaterLase can remove tooth enamel, bone, and gum tissues accurately while leaving the surrounding areas untouched. This saves dental structure which improves your long-term oral health.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of laser dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact Northpointe Dental at 740-454-6644. Dr. Brian J. Waggle and our team will gladly answer any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!