Laser dentistry uses high-tech dental lasers to remove tooth decay, treat periodontal disease, whiten teeth, and remove diseased tissue. It is also used as a treatment for sensitive teeth, sealing the roots. Iowa Dental Arts offers three special laser treatments:
* WaterLase is a state-of-the-art water laser from Biolase that is new to Des Moines. It combines laser energy with water and air to cut through teeth and gum tissue. It is virtually painless, reduces bleeding and pain after dental surgery, and increases accuracy and precision.
* A diode laser uses heat generated from the energy of the laser to gently cut through soft tissues and dental decay. It is used to remove infected gum tissue 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.
* 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, call the office of your Iowa dentist at (515) 277-6657 or Click Here to schedule an appointment today!