Waterlase Dentistry uses large energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill.
With many procedures, it`s possible to use less anesthetic, and often no anesthetic at all.
Extractions are necessary for many different reasons. The most common reasons are: abscess, infection, fracture, decay, periodontal disease and Impaction.
When a tooth is extracted it may be done in one of several different ways. We place local anesthetic (numb the area) or you may be a little more concerned about the surgery and decide to have conscious sedation; most often done with Vallium. The extractions may take anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour. During the procedure you will feel a little pushing and pulling and may even hear some drilling.
We will discuss the need for, or reason behind the recommendation for an extraction.
Biopsies are generally performed because you or your dentist has seen something abnormal inside your mouth. Such an abnormality is often referred to as a “cyst” or a “tumor”. We will evaluate the area, and, let you know if this is a problem that will resolve itself or if a biopsy is needed. If a biopsy is needed, we will section a piece of the abnormal area. This piece will be sent to a pathology lab for an evaluation. In seven to ten days, the results will be sent to our office. At the post-operative visit (usually 10 days after surgery) the doctor will review the results with you and discuss further treatment if needed.