Dentists of Hinsdale Lake in Willowbrook, IL uses the latest technological advances to perform several different types of anesthetic free dentistry. This allows the performance of many common procedures without the need for a traditional dental drill, or for the accompanying anesthetic shot in the surrounding gums. Anesthetic free dentistry eliminates much of the anxiety that patients can feel due to past experiences that may have required shots.
Waterlase – Anesthetic Free Laser Dentistry
Waterlase is a tool that uses a laser and a gentle water spray for many different oral procedures. The laser itself “numbs” the affected tooth as Dentists of Hinsdale Lake work on it. This usually eliminates the need for a traditional anesthetic shot. Waterlase is a gentle procedure that does not involve an of the heat, pressure or vibration that accompanies a dental drill procedure. Waterlase can be used for the following procedures and in many cases, without the need for anesthetic:
KCP 1000® Micro Air Abrasion
Micro air abrasion with the KCP 1000® is another anesthetic free procedure. It is used to prepare teeth for restorations without anesthetic, and also for treating tooth decay. Micro air abrasion is noiseless and heatless. This minimally invasive procedure is similar to sand blasting, in which tiny particles are projected toward areas of decay to break them up and remove them. The goal of micro air abrasion is to locate and treat early areas of tooth decay, so that as much of the patient’s natural tooth is preserved as possible. A filling then seals the tooth to prevent further decay.
Here are some the advantages of using micro air abrasion for tooth restoration:
Anesthetic free (in most cases)
More natural tooth surface left untouched
No vibrations, loud noises or pressure on the tooth
Teeth are left dry for easier filling application
Quicker and easier than a traditional dental drill
Anesthetic free dentistry works to eliminate two of patient’s greatest fears about visits to the dentist: Shots and the dental drill. Dentists of Hinsdale Lake in Willowbrook are committed to restoring your smile as gently, quickly and professionally as possible. Contact us today to schedule an anesthetic free dental appointment at your convenience.
6300 KINGERY HWY #216
WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527