The Waterlase MD™ is one of the latest dental technologies Dr. Patel has incorporated into his Hawaii practice. This sophisticated dental technology combines the effectiveness of laser technology with the gentle touch of water through a process known as HydroPhotonics. This combination allows Dr. Patel to perform a wide range of traditional dental procedures with little-to-no anesthesia required, including CEREC restorations or dental surgery procedures.
Dental procedures performed with the Waterlase MD dental device offer patients a less invasive treatment that enhances patients’ dental experiences. Many patients experience less pain with the Waterlase MD, creating a more comfortable experience for Honolulu dentistry patients.
Laser Vs. Drill:
Dr. Patel feels strongly about the benefits of using laser technology, as opposed to drills in dental procedures. With laser technology, Dr. Patel can remove tooth decay with higher levels of precision. This helps harden the surfaces, preserve existing tooth structure and makes teeth more resistant to decay. Patients who receive fillings and sealants using the Waterlase MD dental device will have longer-lasting results with little-to-no anesthesia necessary. In addition, dental surgeries, such as oral surgery and gum surgery, have minimal complications with the laser, including less swelling, bleeding, pain and infection.
Because anesthesia is not needed, patients can reap a variety of benefits. Following treatment, children do not experience numbness, minimizing the chance of them biting their lips, tongue or cheeks. Adult patients can return to their daily activities immediately without the embarrassment of drooling or biting numb lips after receiving dental implants or other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
The Waterlase MD dental device boasts a high safety record, making it almost impossible to injure the tongue, gums or lips, unlike using a drill. In addition, the laser is quieter and uses no heat, causing less tooth sensitivity.
For these reasons and more, Dr. Patel encourages patients to experience the Waterlase MD difference at his Oahu cosmetic dentistry practice.
Benefits of the Waterlase Laser:
- Ability to perform minor surgery with no shots and no stitches
- Allows for minimally invasive procedures to be completed in office
- Eases dental anxiety and apprehension
- Early detection of cavities before they get large (Diagnodent laser)
- Faster healing of aphthous ulcers
- Gum disease eliminated in fewer sessions with less pain
- "Laser bandaid" for ulcers and sores
- Laser numbing in procedures that utilize a drill
- No anesthesia shots for restorative procedures
- No use of the drill, preventing annoying whines and vibration
- Shorter chair time for patients
Visit www.laserdentistry.com for more information on the Waterlase MD Laser or contact Dr. Patel’s Kauai office at (808) 245-6933 or his Honolulu office at (808) 955-0008.
Honolulu cosmetic dentistry patients can achieve less invasive procedures with the Waterlase MD laser at Dr. Patel’s office. As a top Hawaii cosmetic dentist, Dr. Patel performs Zoom! teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and teeth aligning with Invisalign. Contact his Oahu office today to learn how you can achieve a brighter, whiter smile.