Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS

General Dentists located in Bowie, MD

Thanks to technological advancements, you may never have to hear the screeching of a dental drill again. Today, Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, uses laser technology to make dental care easier and more comfortable. The laser-based Waterlase system can deliver virtually painless treatment for a wide range of common dental problems. For more information about this revolutionary dental technique, call his office in Bowie, Maryland, or schedule your appointment online.

Waterlase Q & A

What is Waterlase® dentistry?

Waterlase dentistry uses advancements in laser technology to make your dental experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. No more drill screeching in your ear! Instead, Waterlase treatments blend water, air, and lasers to perform a number of dental procedures. Waterlase can be used to:

  • Remove tooth decay, as is often necessary to prepare cavities for filling
  • Minimize gum recession
  • Treat periodontal (i.e. gum) disease
  • Disinfect root canals
  • Perform gingivectomies
  • Treat gummy smiles

How does Waterlase work?

Waterlase uses a laser, cooled by water, to agitate the molecules in your tooth and easily cut through it. It replaces traditional drilling, minimizing the time spent in your mouth and eliminating the jarring sensation of having your tooth drilled. Because it can be used with absolute precision, it’s ideal for removing tooth decay while protecting the surrounding tooth. This makes it a powerful tool in cavity and root canal preparation, supporting the long-term success of both procedures.

Waterlase can also be used to treat gum issues. It can stimulate the growth of new, healthy gum tissue and can target the bacteria and debris that can grow between the gum and the tooth, resulting in periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss and can leave you with tender, swollen, easily bleeding gums.

Why Waterlase?

Dr. Chappelle’s top priority is delivering excellent dental care in the most comfortable, convenient way possible. He has chosen to implement this innovative technology at his practice to improve your patient experience. With Waterlase, he can perform more precise, less painful dental treatments. In many cases, Waterlase eliminates the need for drilling and local anesthesia. As a tool for quicker, more comfortable dental procedures, Waterlase is a natural fit for Dr. Chappelle’s office and his dedication to customer care.

Whether you need a cavity filled, are dealing with a gum issue, or just want to see a dentist who is committed to using the latest innovations to improve your experience as a patient, Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, is the perfect dentist for you. Get started by calling or scheduling your appointment online today.