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Your Catonsville Dentist: Benefits of Waterlase Dentistry

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Waterlase DentistAt Affinity Dental we know just how intimidating a surgical visit to the dentist can seem. No matter how comfortable you are with your dental practitioner, the idea of having your teeth go under the drill is just plain frightening to some people. That’s why we’re pushing harder than ever before to offer all our Catonsville patients the benefits of Waterlase dentistry. Read on to find out more about this exciting new technology!

Increased Comfort

The most common causes of pain while undergoing dental surgery are the heat, pressure, and vibration caused by the dental drill. By using a Waterlase laser, the Catonsville dentists at Affinity Dental can cut through hard and soft tissue without generating any of the aforementioned forces. The means that dental surgery can now be done with far fewer shots and anesthesia. Using a Waterlase also decreases the likelihood and amount of post-operative bleeding and pain.

Unmatched Precision

Using a Waterlase, your Catonsville dentist can swiftly remove decayed tooth enamel, bone, and infected gum tissue with incredible precision, keeping healthy tissue and tooth structure completely intact. Additionally, powerful dental drills have the capability to create small, hairline fractures in your teeth which might eventually cause future oral health issues. Because of Waterlase dentistry’s precision and gentleness this possibility is greatly reduced.

Better Fillings

If your Catonsville Dentist uses a Waterlase during cavity preparations, the bond between the implanted or restored tooth and your natural tooth structure will be much stronger, giving you fillings that last much longer.

Less Visits

Even though we like to see you we know it’s hard to really want to see us, and the good news is that Waterlase dentistry leads to less visits to our office. Because there’s little to no need for shots or anesthesia with Waterlase dentistry, we can perform cavity preparation for your whole mouth in a single visit, and perform more delicate procedures that would previously have been farmed out to specialists.

Need Waterlase Dentistry?

If you’re looking for a Catonsville dentist with access and expertise in Waterlase dentistry then call Affinity Dental. At Affinity Dental we strive to provide our patients with the personal, professional, quality dental care they need, while making it convenient, painless, and affordable. We offer morning, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate our patients and provide access to care to fit your busy schedule.

Contact us by phone at 410-719-7900, or on our website

Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Benefits of Laser Dentistry in Catonsville

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

When preparing for a cavity operation, a tooth or tooth decay removal procedure, or any dental procedure around the gums, one of the foremost concerns patients often have is pain, and rightfully so. The mouth is one of the most sensitive areas of the body and while local anesthesia can help, it still involves painful injections and can leave your mouth feeling numb long after the procedure is finished. Laser dentistry is the latest in dental technological advances available in Catonsville that provides a better solution to these problems. Benefits of Laser dentistry include:laser dentistry

Virtually Painless

Most of the pain associated with dental drilling procedures is a result of three things: heat, vibration, and pressure. Because laser dentistry uses a highly pressurized jet of water, it does not generate any of the aforementioned causes of pain allowing dental procedures to be performed with a greatly reduced (or completely eliminated) need for needles and anesthesia. Laser dentistry also reduces bleeding and post-operative swelling, getting you back on your feet (and teeth) even quicker than before.

Precise

Laser dentistry allows your trained Catonsville dentists to completely remove decayed tooth enamel, bone, and affected gum tissue, with sniper-like precision, leaving healthy tissue completely unaffected. This preserves far more of your natural teeth than other procedures, ensuring they last even longer.

Reduced Trauma

Dental drills can, during certain procedures, cause hairline fractures in teeth that will eventually grow into significant dental problems that can require a lot of time and money to fix.

Fewer Dental Visits

Even with a quality Catonsville dentist, there’s no getting around the fact that most people would rather be spending their time somewhere else. Fortunately laser dentistry, because it eliminates the need for most anesthetics, allows dentists to perform cavity preps for many teeth in one visit, rather than multiple one. Additionally laser dentistry allows trained dentists to perform many operations and procedures that were once the exclusive purview of expensive specialists, saving you travel time and money.

Laser Dentistry in Catonsville

If you’re looking for a Catonsville dentist with access and expertise in laser dentistry then call Affinity Dental. At Affinity Dental we strive to provide our patients with the personal, professional, quality dental care they need, while making it convenient, painless, and affordable. We offer morning, evening, and weekend hours to accomodate our patients and provide access to care to fit your busy schedule.

Contact us by phone at 410-719-7900, or on our website.

Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Be sure to check out all the information we have to offer about Laser Dentistry

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What is Laser Dentistry? Information from your Maryland Dentist

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Laser dentistry has been around since the early 1990s and is a FDA approved treatment method. Laser dentistry, which utilizes laser energized water, can be used to safely perform a wide variety of dental procedures. The laser energy is produced by combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy and can be used to gently and precisely remove a wide range of human tissue, including tooth enamel and soft tissue (gum).Patient receiving laser tooth-whitening procedure

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  1. The laser can make cavity preparations, numb teeth and gums and remove soft tissue without needles or numb feeling.
  2. The laser’s pinpoint accuracy precisely allows our dentists to leave as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
  3. The laser produces no heat or vibration, thus reducing the need for needles and anesthesia.
  4. The use of the laser may cause less pain.
  5. The laser minimizes bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatment.
  6. Laser dentistry also helps reduce dental fear and anxiety in patients uncomfortable around dental drills.

Laser Dentistry can be used to treat a wide variety of dental issues, including:

  1. The removal of tooth decay in preparation for a filling
  2. Lasers are also used to “cure” or harden fillings
  3. Gum recontouring
  4. The laser can help relieve painful canker sores and accelerate their healing
  5. Soft tissue procedures
  6. The reshaping of gums and the removal of bacteria during root canals
  7. Lasers can even be used to biopsy tissue in the mouth
  8. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth
  9. Teeth whitening
  10. And more!

If you have any questions about Laser Dentistry, please contact Affinity Dental Associates by calling 410-719-7900 or visit MarylandsBestDentists.com today!

At Affinity Dental we strive to provide our patients with the personal, professional, quality dental care they need, while making it convenient, painless, and affordable. We offer morning, evening, and weekend hours to accomodate our patients and provide access to care to fit your busy schedule.

Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Be sure to check out all the information we have to offer about Laser Dentistry

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