Des Moines Dentist Discusses Laser Dentistry
What is laser dentistry?
The first step to a better smile begins with the proper equipment, and at Iowa Dental Arts, we only use the best. As part of this commitment, we specialize in laser dentistry. Laser dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa is the utilization of high-tech dental lasers to remove tooth decay, treat periodontal disease, whiten teeth, and remove diseased tissue. Laser dentistry is also used as a treatment for sensitive teeth; we can desensitize teeth in a revolutionary way, sealing the roots of teeth. Dr. Winter offers three highly specialized lasers: the WaterLase, a diode laser, and the DIAGNOdent.
What is a WaterLase laser?
WaterLase is a patented water laser from Biolase. It is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. WaterLase combines laser energy with water and air to cut through teeth and gum tissue. There are many benefits to using WaterLase; it is virtually painless, reduces bleeding and pain after dental surgery, and increases accuracy and precision.
What is a diode laser?
A diode laser uses heat generated from the energy of the laser to gently cut through soft tissues and dental decay. At Iowa Dental Arts, we use a diode laser as part of our dental hygiene treatments to remove plaque and tartar and during periodontal treatments. Diode lasers are also used to whiten teeth by activating a bleaching gel that absorbs into teeth to break down deep-rooted stains.
What is the DIAGNOdent?
The DIAGNOdent is one of our premier diagnostic tools at Iowa Dental Arts. Dr. Winter, when using the DIAGNOdent laser, is able to detect and target even the smallest areas of tooth decay. It is especially useful in finding cavities and decay on the tooth’s biting surface, an area where X-rays have a harder time detecting decay.
For more information on laser dentistry in Des Moines, we invite you to contact our office today by calling (515) 277-6657. We spare no expense to care for your smile.