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DIGITAL / LASER DENTISTRY
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS & PHOTOS
LASERS IN DENTISTRY
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Lasers in Dentistry

The Maple Ridge Dental Group prides itself in remaining on the cutting edge of new technology, in an effort to continually provide exceptional dentistry for our patients.  The Waterlase dental laser is a very exciting technological advance in dental treatment.  Although the laser does not completely replace the traditional “drill”, or handpiece, its uses in soft and hard tissue dental surgery have become more and more widespread.  Many patients with smaller cavities can have fillings completed without the use of local anesthesia, or “numbing”.  This means that dental work can be completed without an injection, and cumbersome fat lip.  In addition to fillings, the laser works excellent in the removal of intra-oral ulcerations, or “canker sores”.  Again, this is done without numbing, and the patients have instant relief from the lesion.  The Waterlase can also be used during aesthetic rehabilitation, creating a more appealing gum-line.  “Gingival sculpting” adds to a successful outcome, and functions to get rid of the “gummy” smile.  The laser also works well to desensitize teeth with exposed root surface, meaning that patients would no longer have to avoid cold food and drinks.

The staff at Maple Ridge will be sure to let you know if laser treatment is right for your particular treatment plan.

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