Angstadt Family Dental’s early adoption of laser dentistry has garnered attention from the local media with an October spotlight in the Reading Eagle. The article highlighted that when the practice turned to lasers almost thirty years ago, fewer than 1% of dentists used the technology. Now, it’s a more common tool, and one we employ at each of our offices in Wyomissing, Exton, and Lancaster.
But that doesn’t mean every laser procedure is created equally! Dr. Eric R. Angstadt and his team use the industry-leading Waterlase iPlus all-tissue laser system from Biolase and have mastered a number of techniques throughout their many years of experience. That expertise and commitment to continued training ensures a more comfortable procedure with better outcomes and faster healing times for patients.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
The article highlighted a number of benefits patients can expect due to Angstadt Family Dentistry’s use of the Waterlase, including:
- Reduced discomfort from cold and canker sores
- Exposure of partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Treatment of infections in root canals
- Aid in gum disease treatment by removing inflamed tissue
- Management of gum tissue for restorative treatments
- Expediting the tooth whitening processes
- Reduced healing times
Laser dentistry has the added advantage of not requiring anesthesia, needle, or drill, allowing for a more relaxed dental treatment experience for patients. Because dentists can be more precise, many patients also receive a more efficient treatment. Related Dr. Angstadt: “It’s made dentistry quicker and easier,” Angstadt said. “As busy as people are, this is another thing that’s made it much more convenient for patients’ lives.”
Whether it’s gum treatment or working on teeth to complete dental fillings, laser dentistry eliminates the need for a dental drill, the needle, and the regular sites and sounds of a dental office. It works by basically using energized water droplets. These droplets don’t create heat and sterilize the surface while working to decrease bacteria at the site of care. This further aids the healing process and reduces complications.
It All Starts With a Conversation
The article also included some great insights into our guiding philosophy here at Angstadt Family Dental: we always aim to use the most advanced technology, materials, and partners to provide our patients with the best possible care. And that process always begins with a conversation. We take the time to sit down and talk with our patients about their individual needs. We explain how our recommended treatment course will provide the best possible outcomes with a minimum amount of discomfort.
To learn more about the Waterlase iPlus technology or read more insights from Dr. Angstadt, make sure you check out the full article from the Reading Eagle!