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Dental Lasers – The future of Dental Treatments

Dental Lasers – The future of Dental Treatments
Harpenden Dentist - Wayside Dental Practice
29, May 2019

Dentistry is gradually moving towards providing relaxing, pain-free and more precise dental treatment.

Gone are the days when you had to suffer pain and trauma during and after a dental treatment. With the advent of Dental Lasers, dental treatments are more comfortableand healing is accelerated.

Lasers have been used in dentistry for the past few decades but it’s only in the last few years where technology has arrived so that dentists are confident they can offer a superior dental experience to all their patients.

Owing to its highly specialised skill requirements, not every practice can provide laser treatment. This is where Wayside Dental Practice takes the lead. We made the decision to invest heavily in the highest quality dental lasers and in training our dentists so we can offer dental laser treatment to patients throughout Harpenden, St Albans and Hertfordshire.

Wayside Dental Practice is one of the very few practices in the UK where ALL the dentists are qualified and trained in providing Laser treatment.

For the benefit of our patients, we now have the following laser technology in our practice:


  • To scan teeth for tooth decay

Diode Laser (soft tissue laser)

  • Frenectomies
  • Gum Contouring and other Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Pain relief and treatment of TMJ

Waterlase Laser Technology

  • Filling and Tooth Preparation
  • Children’s Laser Dentistry
  • Root Canal Treatments
  • Gum Disease / Periodontal Treatments
  • Dental Implants
  • Soft tissue surgery

Our lasers are used for diagnosis, treatment and for healing.

  • In Diagnosis, lasers are helping to detect tooth decay much earlier
  • In Treatment, lasers are used in place of a scalpel or a drill. The laser light has healing properties to reduce swelling, to encourage faster healing and bone and tissue growth.

Why you should consider laser treatment compared to traditional treatment:

  • Laser dentistry does not involve any pressure, heat or vibration resulting in little or no discomfort.
  • Negligible or no anesthesia required for laser fillings
  • Lasers are highly precise resulting in less enamel being removed in fillings, smaller incisions in surgery and improved aesthetic results in gum contouring
  • Less bleeding/swelling compared to traditional dentistry
  • Faster recovery post-treatment with patients often reporting little or no discomfort.
  • Highly effective in periodontal treatment

One of the most exciting outcomes from using laser dentistry throughout the practice is the effect it’s had on our more nervous and dental phobic patients. Dental Phobia is a real issue for many dental patients and fear of dental pain means people of all ages are reluctant to visit the dentist regularly which often means more dental problems await further down the line. Once experienced, laser dentistry has the power to dissipate even the most nervous patients’ fears of the dentist. It’s remarkable to witness the change in a nervous dental patient after laser dentistry and, as a forward-thinking dental practice, hugely rewarding for our dentists and staff to make such a big difference to our patients’ lives.

So, next time you book an appointment, ask about our laser treatment, you may never look back!

To understand how Wayside Dental Practice can help you with pain-free laser dental treatment, contact us for a detailed consultation.