Living in one of the largest population centers in Washington State, Dr. Richard Weigand understands that you have a lot of dentists to choose from for your (and your family’s) oral care. However, few dental offices within the northeast region have the tools and training to offer laser dentistry. A Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, Dr. Weigand has maintained extensive, advanced knowledge of the latest laser technologies for use in many common dental procedures, including:
- Professional cleaning
- Gum disease treatment
- Early cavity detection
- Restorations, such as fillings
- Frenectomies for adult tongue- and lip-ties
- Gum lifts for gummy smiles
Laser dental care in Spokane, WA, at Richard D. Weigand, DDS, has several benefits; when the device is directed toward the treatment site, soft and hard tissues are treated and manipulated precisely with a light and gentle touch. This light-touch minimizes the risks of post-treatment side effects and complications, such as bleeding, pain, and swelling. Lasers are also used in dentistry as an alternative to many of the common sources of dental anxiety and fear, summed up in the four “S’s”:
- Sights, needles and scalpels and scrapers
- Sounds, notably, grinding of dental drills
- Sensations, pressure from dental tools and the “pinch” from shots
- Smells, clinical scents produced by instruments and products
Many of these sources of discomfort and apprehension are eliminated with the use of lasers. So, it is a great option for any patient, children, and adults alike, who have not visited the dentist in a while due to anxiety over how the procedure will feel, or due to previous negative experiences at other dentists’ offices.
Dr. Weigand has invested in the Waterlase system. As its name suggests, Waterlase combines laser technology with a continuous water spray. The laser accurately pinpoints tissues within just the treatment area, avoiding neighboring structures. This allows for the most precise treatment possible, as well as the most conservative treatment – natural tooth structure and other tissues are preserved. The addition of a water spray further helps to assure comfort by minimizing heat produced during your procedure.
Since treatment is so “light-touch” and bleeding and other risks are minimized, there is nothing to recover from with laser-assisted dentistry. So, you can get back to regular activities, and work and school with no downtime. Advanced systems also help to unlock your body’s natural and efficient healing capabilities.
Laser systems are a great fit for a practice focused on patient experience, a team that sees “you” – not just your teeth, gums, and symptoms. Call [phone] to schedule your appointment with Dr. Weigand at the Spokane, WA office.