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Everything You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry

Introduction to Laser Dentistry in West Chester, PA

Embracing the latest technologies and dental approaches is a top priority at Chester County Family Dentistry. That’s why we’re happy to offer our patients WaterLase laser dentistry services. Studies have demonstrated that dental laser procedures are some of the most effective means of cleaning the teeth, addressing periodontal conditions, carrying out dental surgical procedures and maximizing the overall comfort of dental patients.

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What Is Laser Dentistry and How Does It Work?


One of the major benefits of laser dentistry is that it can address both teeth and gum tissues in the mouth. As a result, applications like WaterLase dentistry can perform a diverse range of treatments and services, including:

One study confirmed that dental laser technology is particularly efficient in killing bacteria that hides between teeth and beneath gums—an important distinction in light of current periodontal statistics.

Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 64.7 million American adults reported experiencing mild, moderate or severe periodontitis? The CDC study attributed the high prevalence of periodontal disease to a lack of thorough examination. Since periodontitis can be relegated to certain areas rather than evenly distributed, it can be hard to detect and treat, making the precision of laser dentistry that much more valuable.

At CCFD, Dr. Dave and Dr. Ryan routinely utilize the precise dental capabilities of the WaterLase iPlus and WaterLase Epic X lasers to treat periodontal disease and much more. Both devices use focused laser-light energy combined with a stream of water to target specific dental areas in need of cleaning, repair or treatment. Both the WaterLase iPlus and WaterLase Epic X devices work similarly, with only subtle differences:

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry

In addition to the varying, comprehensive procedures laser dental treatments address, WaterLase devices offer dentists and patients multiple benefits. Laser dental devices allow dentists to work much more quickly and efficiently, especially for surgical procedures.

Here are some of the many WaterLase dentistry benefits enjoyed by our CCFD patients:

It’s important to note that while laser dentistry is clearly invaluable in treating a number of conditions safely, comfortably and more conveniently, to maintain healthy results, it’s advisable for patients to practice best oral hygiene habits. During your dental laser treatment, our CCFD hygienists can help provide you with dental hygiene tips to maximize the results of your laser treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Laser Dentistry?

Another important benefit of laser dentistry is that there are few to no risks or side effects. WaterLase dental procedures are so safe, in fact, that they can be applied to children for many dental issues, including fillings, sealants, pulpotomies and frenectomies.

To know for sure if you qualify for laser dentistry services, it’s best to set up a consultation with Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Dunn. During your exam, the condition of your teeth, gums and mouth will be evaluated. You may be asked to share your current and past medical and dental history. You’ll also have an opportunity to share any questions or concerns you might have.

If you’d like to learn more about laser dentistry, have an aesthetic issue you feel would benefit from laser dentistry, or have another issue mentioned above that could benefit from dental laser treatment, please contact us today

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