Why Waterlase Dentistry?
At Assure A Smile we use only the latest and most acclaimed technology for your convenience. Waterlase® is a safe laser technology that reduces the dosage of Novocaine typically required during dental procedures. Dr. Ted Herrmann is an experienced, safe, and effective dentist in Miami who uses waterlase dentistry for some dental procedures aimed the teeth, gum, and/or bone.
What is Waterlase Dentistry?
Waterlase® Dentistry uses a patented technology combing YSGG laser energy and a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonics™, to perform a wide range of dental procedures on the teeth, gum, and bone more comfortably.
Waterlase Dentists typically use fewer shots and less anesthesia, reducing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing dental experience.
What are the benefits of Waterlase® Dentistry?
First and foremost is the philosophy of minimal invasiveness. Dr. Ted Herrmann is a practitioner of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, placing the health and comfort of his patients ahead of all other concerns. Waterlase is one of many tools that Dr. Ted Herrmann uses to promote this philosophy, as the benefits are outlined below.
How does Waterlase promote patient comfort?
Heat, vibration, and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration, or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill, and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the Waterlase® for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling, and the need for pain medication in many cases.
How does Waterlase® promote accuracy and precision?
Dr. Ted Herrmann is able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone, and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure.
How can Waterlase® help me save time?
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, Dr. Ted Herrmann can use the procedure to perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives him the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists, which means fewer dental visits for the patient.
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