Advanced Laser Dentistry Can Provide a Beautifully Contoured Smile

A laser dentistry toolDr. James Slaman features advanced technology at his Albuquerque, NM, practice for faster, more effective care. Laser dentistry provides several benefits, including reduced recovery time, less swelling, and a minimized risk for infection. With WaterLase™ technology, Dr. Slaman can perform soft and hard tissue contouring, as well as crown lengthening for a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile. This advanced technology uses a combination of water and laser energy to deliver the same or even greater results than traditional techniques with an overall more comfortable treatment and smoother recovery. 

Advanced WaterLase™ Technology

Compared to a traditional dental drill, WaterLase™ does not use heat, friction, or pressure to remove soft and hard tissue. Patients are able to avoid many of the uncomfortable sensations and sounds associated with traditional drills. The system also continually sprays water to keep the teeth and gums hydrated for a stress-free and easy experience. By combining water, laser energy, and air, there is less trauma to the tissue. WaterLase™ offers optimal comfort throughout the procedure and during postoperative recovery, and reduces your need for anesthesia, pain medications, and additional follow-up visits.

With the addition of laser technology in the field of dentistry, doctors are now able to perform a variety of cosmetic and restorative procedures with gentler techniques, faster recovery, and optimal results. WaterLase™ can be used to remove bone and gum tissue, prepare a tooth for a filling, contour your gum line, and even remove decay.

At Dr. Slaman & Associates, we use WaterLase™ to perform contouring for patients who are struggling with an overly gummy smile or uneven gum line. We can also lengthen the appearance of your teeth or prepare your tooth for a dental crown with crown lengthening. This procedure involves removing both gum and bone tissue with minimal discomfort.

How is the Procedure Performed?

Depending on the type of treatment performed, Dr. Slaman may first administer a local anesthetic to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire procedure. Using the WaterLase laser, he can remove damaged or excess bone and gum tissue to create a healthy and more attractive smile. Because the system seals the tissue simultaneously, bleeding, swelling, and discomfort will be minimized and your risk for infection can be reduced. The entire procedure can often be completed in just one visit.

WaterLase™ does not use heat, friction, or pressure to remove soft and hard tissue. Patients are able to avoid many of the uncomfortable sensations and sounds associated with traditional drills.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry Gum Contouring

With laser dentistry, patients are able to enjoy:

  • A faster recovery with reduced risk of infection
  • Stress-free and comfortable procedures
  • A straighter and healthier looking gum line
  • Incomparable precision for optimal results
  • Little or no anesthesia or pain medications

You can improve the health and appearance of your smile during a more convenient and comfortable treatment than you ever imagined.

Benefit from Advanced Technology

Dr. Slaman can use WaterLase laser technology to help you achieve a more aesthetic and healthier smile. Call our office at (505) 226-9364 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. 

Dr. James Slaman DDS

James Slaman, DDS, PC

Dr. James Slaman specializes in cosmetic dentistry and offers a full selection of general and restorative treatments. Dr. Slaman is a member of various professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Faculty Club​

To request an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, contact us online or call (505) 881-7586.

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