Laser Dentistry

We are constantly incorporating new technology in our dental practice to benefit our patients.

Why laser dentistry?

Our latest addition has been the use of lasers, of which we now have three:

1. Waterlase

Many procedures performed with the Waterlase MD™ do not require injections, reducing patient fear and anxiety by creating a more gentle and relaxing atmosphere.

Patients typically experience less bleeding, swelling and post-op discomfort, and require less pain medication. Procedures that once took several appointments to complete, such as restorations in multiple quadrants, can now be finished in just one visit. The Waterlase MD™ also creates a better bonding surface for restorations.

The precision and accuracy of the Waterlase MD™ allows Dr. Kingsley to treat targeted areas of tooth structure and soft tissue, while maintaining the structural integrity of the tooth and leaving surrounding areas unaffected. Studies have shown that the Waterlase MD™ is less invasive and less traumatic than the drill, scalpel or electrosurge. Less invasive means more preservation of healthy tooth structure and tissue.


2. Epic X

The Epic X is a diode laser used for periodontal treatment, pain therapy and teeth whitening. When used to treat gum disease, it kills bacteria and removes inflamed, infected tissue from inside the gum for improved healing. Additionaly it can improve your “Gummy” smile, remove oral growths, Fix “Tongue Tie” and treat cold sores and canker sores.

When used for pain therapy, it elevates skin temperature and temporarily relieves minor joint pain and stiffness, including pain associated with TMJ. A standard procedure for laser pain therapy is very short, safe and therapeutic.

As a laser teeth whitening system, EPIC X is fast and effective. The process lightens dark, yellowed, or discolored enamel caused by tobacco, food, and beverages such as tea, coffee and red wine. Results are noticeable immediately after the procedure.


3. Diagnodent

The DIAGNOdent pen is a hand-held laser caries detection aid that provides high detection accuracy. Sub-surface caries lesions can be extremely difficult to detect using an explorer.

A changing caries model: due to fluoridation, caries has gone “underground”. While helping to improve the oral health of many Americans, fluoridation has resulted in harder tooth enamel. Incipient caries lesions that once began on the tooth’s surface have no migrated below the surface.

Proven clinical results: Treatment decisions require a higher degree of certainty. The DIAGNOdent laser caries detection aid removes the doubt from treatment decisions regarding hidden caries ore questionable stained grooves. The device’s ability to see into occlusal pits and fissures enables Dr Kingsley to treat sub-surface caries lesions with confidence