How your dentist can use lasers and air abrasion to provide pain-free dentistry

Imagine visiting your dentist for tooth decay treatment or soft tissue procedures without the need for a drill, invasive surgery, and in many cases even without requiring local anaesthetic! It may sound too good to be true, but thanks to the commitment to new technology at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, more and more patients are now benefiting from pain-free dental treatment.
What is an air abrasion device?
dannythedentist-laser-dentistry-newAn air abrasion device, such as the Aquacut Quattro device used at our Weybridge dental practice, can be used to remove decayed areas of a tooth without the need for a drill – and often without local anaesthetic being required. It is a far more conservative method of removing decayed material from a tooth whilst preserving healthy tooth structure, with no danger of stress fractures or chipping occurring.
There is no vibration, no heat generated, no unpleasant drill noise or smells, which means it is extremely beneficial to patient comfort. For patients who are afraid of the dentist, the drill can often be a trigger, so the AquaCut Quattro can be very beneficial for nervous or anxious patients.
What about laser surgery?
Your dentist can use a laser for many different procedures, from minor soft tissue surgery to whitening or desensitising teeth.
The safety, precision and control provided by the laser used at our Weybrige practice enable dentist Dr Danny de Villiers to carry out intricate procedures with no fear of damaging adjacent tissues in the mouth. Because lasers also seal off blood vessels and nerve endings, they prevent bleeding inside the mouth and also considerably reduce post-operative discomfort and swelling.
Among the laser treatments available from the dentist at our Weybridge practice are:

  • Gingivoplasty
  • Frenectomy
  • Treatment of canker sores/cold sores
  • Laser bacterial reduction
  • Teeth whitening
  • Treatment of traumatic injuries
  • Reducing sensitivity in teeth