The Benefits of WaterLase ® Laser Dentistry

Do you have bad breath, swollen red gums, chewing discomfort, or even loose or missing teeth? If you happen to answer yes to any of these conditions, then you might have periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. If you go without treating this oral problem, it could lead to serious oral compilations later in your life.

Why is Gum Disease so Important

Gum disease is caused primarily by an accumulation of plaque inside your mouth, plaque is produced by built-up bacteria as well as mucus and other factors such as food debris after meals. This bacteria may cause an inflammatory reaction to your gums that spreads throughout the body through saliva.

Your immune system will respond to this oral infection by releasing substances that cause damage not only to your gums but also the ligaments surrounding them and your alveolar bone.

What are My Options to Combat This

Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir and the amazing team at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

offer different choices for fixing your periodontal issues and providing other remedies to hinder a return from the condition and other problematic conditions that might affect your gums in a negative way. Here is a closer look at one of our treatment options. 

WaterLase ® Laser Dentistry– The WaterLase®  Iplus™ laser is an innovative piece of dental equipment, used as a tool for the management of gum diseases. It’s a slightly invasive procedure with some patients claiming it’s almost painless. This gum treatment option allows Dr. Roshanzamir to penetrate surfaces such as teeth, bone, and gums through the use of laser energy and water.

Yes, this device uses water. 

This pairing results in a reduced need for anesthetics prior to treatment, making it ideal for all types of surgery for gum disease.

What Do I Do Now    

If you’re tired of suffering from the pain and annoyance that’s caused by your periodontal problems, contact our office located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our Staff will set you up for an appointment to speak with Dr. Roshanzamir

Your Headache Could Be A Symptom of TMJ

Headaches are common, and many people just take Tylenol to address the discomfort. However, if you experience headaches all the time, it may be a symptom of a temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ. Visit our dentist right away if you think that’s the case so we can start helping you with the care.

Symptoms of TMJ

Many people do not realize that a jaw condition can cause headaches but the temporomandibular joint is linked to the skull. This can cause pain around the skull when the joint constantly tense up. When followed by the following symptoms your headaches can refer to this jaw disorder. 

  • Difficulty closing and opening your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Aching pain and ringing around your ears
  • Tenderness and pain around the jaw
  • Clicking or popping noises when moving the jaw

What Happens When the Disorder Remains Ignored?

The symptoms only escalate unless action is taken. The disorder isn’t life-threatening, but over time the headaches will get more intense. You also may develop tinnitus, a constant ringing in the ears. Other possibilities include back, shoulder and neck pain. The pain will make it difficult for some people to sleep, which leads to sleep and mood disorders.

Treatments for TMJ

Our dentist can provide you with information on relaxation and stress management techniques for reducing symptom severity. If the disorder is caused by grinding and clenching your teeth, then our dental professional can prescribe you to wear a mouse guard. 


In some cases, it may be necessary to prescribe medications such as muscle relaxants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Surgery will only be required in rare, severe cases. 

See Our Dentist To Help Your Jaw

Contact our offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada today and Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir can be seen in no time. When helpful treatments are available, there’s no reason to live with the pain of a damaged jaw joint.