Laser Dentistry

Laser technology is one of the most progressive forms of modern dentistry. In fact, only about 12 percent of dentists in the United States have the training and equipment to administer it. The doctor at Rushmore Dental, Dr. Kelly is among that select group, dedicated to continuous improvement in the field of dentistry through the advancements of technology.  Waterlase® laser dentistry is a favorite of many of our patients.

“Great experience, and I so appreciate the kindness and professionalism of everyone I met. I have very severe dental anxiety, and I was treated very carefully. All the staff listened to my fears, and I am confident in the care I am receiving there. I am so fortunate to have found you!! Dr. Kelly: thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
 –Cathy H.

Using the Waterlase® hydrokinetic system, most traditional dental procedures can be performed more quickly and with virtually no pain. Our patients love it!

When asked what they dislike most about a trip to the dentist, most people will say:

  • Needles
  • Drills
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Time in the chair

Laser dentistry eliminates these anxieties. Because it is painless, there is no need for a shot of anesthetic which will eliminate the facial numbness lingering for hours afterward.  Waterlase® laser dentistry eliminates the heat and vibration of drilling, and shortens the time needed for your procedure.

For example, we use a high-pressure stream of water with pinpoint accuracy to remove the decay while preserving as much of your tooth structure as possible – actually a very conservative method. And, no drilling! It creates a better retention bond for the filling, so the restoration lasts longer. It also sterilizes the tooth so the filling material has a cleaner working environment.

Soft tissue procedures, such as treating gum disease, are also more efficient with laser dentistry. These procedures are all treated without any anesthetic and our patients are very comfortable. We use the water laser to sterilize root pockets. The laser’s anti-microbial action addresses the infection without cutting away healthy gum tissue. The laser naturally cauterizes the soft tissues, so there is no bleeding.

Once you have experienced laser dentistry at the gentle, experienced hands of Dr. Kelly you won’t ever want to go back to needles and drills. You will leave the chair sooner, looking and feeling good.

Laser dentistry – simply a better, more comfortable patient experience.

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