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Laser Dentistry in Des Moines

patient getting laser treatment in dental officeAt Iowa Dental Arts, we use state-of-the-art technology to offer you the most efficient dental procedures. Dr. Dennis Winter takes a conservative approach to treatment. He uses BIOLASE® Waterlase® dental laser to provide you with the least invasive, most effective dental care. The laser is a safe and powerful tool with the ability to clean and remove tissue precisely without damaging the surrounding area.

Our skilled team is dedicated to enhancing your oral health and helping you achieve your dream smile. If you reside in Des Moines or West Des Moines and you are looking for a relaxing dental experience that delivers fast, efficient results, we are here to help. Contact us today and schedule your consultation.

CALL US: (515) 225-8888 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


What is BIOLASE Waterlase?

BIOLASE® is an innovative dental laser designed to reduce trauma and simplify dental procedures. The Waterlase device uses hydrokinetic technology to remove both soft and hard tissue with a combination of water, air, and laser energy. It is entirely safe and involves no vibrations or heat. It can be used on both adults and children.

Benefits of BIOLASE Waterlase

We use Waterlase instead of traditional drilling. Because the laser is so precise, it can remove decay without affecting the healthy enamel. This conservative approach is very beneficial for your oral health. Here is how Waterlase can benefit you:

  • Faster treatments and fewer office visits
  • Uses no noise, heat or unpleasant vibrations
  • No need to use anesthesia
  • Offers gum surgery without incisions
  • Assists in faster and stronger bonding of fillings
  • Makes it possible to place fillings without drilling, pain or shots
  • Produces better results due to high accuracy
  • Causes minimal bleeding during and after procedures
  • Less risk of bacterial invasions or infections

Treating Your Unique Needs with Laser Dental Care

During your consultation, Dr. Winter will listen carefully to your concerns and examine your mouth thoroughly. He will then develop a treatment plan to meet your dental needs. When laser treatment can benefit your specific situation, we will explain every detail of how it will be used and how it helps you.

We choose the BIOLASE Dental laser because it maximizes comfort during procedures and minimizes anxiety. It can also be used to prepare your dental restoration or to address a soft tissue complication such as gum disease.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Without effective oral hygiene and professional dental cleanings, bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar accumulates on the teeth and causes tooth decay.

Plaque is a colorless, sticky film that forms on your teeth and feeds off sugar and carbohydrates. This process produces acids that break down enamel and cause tooth decay.

If plaque is left untreated for too long, it hardens into tartar. Tartar buildup can lead to gum disease and the formation of periodontal pockets. These pockets accelerate the deterioration of both teeth and gums.

Minimally-Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Winter uses the BIOLASE laser to disinfect gum pockets. We start by removing the plaque, tartar, and stains from both above and below the gum line. We then remove any diseased gum tissue. The laser will selectively remove damage and leave healthy tissue unaffected. The laser seals the wound as it operates, which reduces bleeding, pain, and swelling during and after your treatment.

Additional Treatments Using Waterlase

laser dentistry concept imageWaterlase is a versatile dental tool used to perform many procedures, including:

  • Gum disease treatment
  • Cavity preparation
  • Removal of decay
  • Caries removal
  • Dentin and enamel procedures
  • Gum lifts and reshaping
  • Soft tissue procedures
  • Crown lengthening without the need for sutures

Experienced Gentle Dental Care in Des Moines

Dr. Winter and our highly-trained team are dedicated to providing you with gentle, holistic dental care. We are more than happy to go the extra mile to help you improve your oral health. Our practice uses the latest dental technology to maximize your comfort, rid your mouth of harmful bacteria, and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you live in Des Moines or West Des Moines, we invite you to experience our expert care, comforting atmosphere, and compassionate staff. Contact us and schedule your appointment today.

CALL US: (515) 225-8888 REQUEST APPOINTMENT