Hard and Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Dr. Roeder is excited to offer the latest technology available for hard and soft tissue applications:  Waterlase Laser Treatment.  

With laser technology, Dr. Roeder is the first in the Quad Cities to provide laser fillings with Waterlase iPlus.

There are numerous advantages to using laser as opposed to the traditional methods requiring the traditional dental drills or a scalpel and sutures.



With laser treatment, there is minimal or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!  Many times cavities are treated with “No Shot, No Pain.”

Reduced Risk of Infection:

The lasers high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the treatment site, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.

Anesthesia Limited or Eliminated:

Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic topical application is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications  associated with anesthesia.


Dr. Roeder can perform a variety of soft tissue procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy, osseous surgery, selective gum removal, &  crown lengthening when the edge of  a filling or crown is too close to bone.  Dr. Roeder is also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseased areas in a virtually painless way. This method also encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth. There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is used as opposed to traditional surgery.

Dr. Roeder also uses the Waterlase for cavity preparations (removal of diseased tooth) in a comfortable way unlike what we’ve all experienced with a drill.  Patients prefer their laser fillings over traditional methods!