Heartland Dental implements SIROLaser Xtend in affiliated offices.
The word laser brings out-of-this-world images to mind: futuristic space battles or high-tech secret agent gadgets. The average person certainly doesn't immediately think of dentistry. However, laser use in the dental industry has become very real. First utilized in 1994, laser dentistry is now used by dentists worldwide to treat a variety of oral health issues.
Heartland Dental takes pride in making cutting-edge technology a reality for affiliates.
Recently, Heartland Dental started introducing the SIROLaser Xtend to affiliated doctors. Manufactured by the Sirona Dental Company, the SIROLaser Xtend provides an array of treatment options that ultimately produce effective treatment, positive clinical results and happier, more relaxed patients.
"As technology continues to evolve in our industry, it's important for all dentists to stay ahead of the curve to enhance the overall well-being of our patients. These new advances will only help us become more efficient clinicians," explained Jeff Whiteside, DMD, practicing dentist at Dental Group of Springfield in Springfield, Illinois. "The SIROLaser Xtend is a great example of new, advantageous technology. With a number of practical uses, I'm excited to incorporate it into my office."
Jeff Whiteside, DMD
practicing dentist at Dental Group of Springfield in Springfield, Illinois
The laser has been approved for surgical applications such as removing or draining abscesses, completing biopsies, treating fibromas and lesions, uncovering hidden teeth or implants and a host of other procedures. Essentially, the laser takes the place of the scalpel in countless procedures. The nature of the laser also means less bleeding, bacteria, less pain and shorter recovery times. This gentle combination can take patient anxiety out of many once-dreaded procedures.
When utilized in one of the least favorite patient procedures, SIROLaser Xtend is a gentle alternative to provide much-needed periodontal therapy and treatment without the discomfort of the traditional methods. The SIROLaser Xtend can be used for periodontal laser bacterial reduction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of Americans over 30 suffer from periodontitis. Because periodontal disease can lead to serious oral health issues, as well as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, identifying and treating this widespread health problem is important.
"Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent issues I see with patients. Having a tool like the SIROLaser Xtend to combat periodontitis effectively and comfortably for patients is incredibly beneficial," said Dr. Whiteside. "Along with myself, my hygienists look forward to making the most of this valuable device."
In addition to its high-performance and treatment versatility, the laser is quite user-friendly. The device features an intuitive, touch screen navigation system and an all-in-one convenient hand piece.
No longer limited to science fiction or fantasy, lasers have carved out a practical niche in the dental industry. With the SIROLaser Extend specifically, Heartland Dental-affiliated dentists remain on the cutting edge of technology, offering patients a gentle way to the best oral health possible.