Laser Dentistry And Waterlase

Photo of a Waterlase dental laser

Laser dentistry has been around for 25 years and is a safe and widely used practice. Our trained dentists employ the use of lasers in some cases in place of a traditional drill. And, in many instances, we don't need to administer anesthesia, which allows the patient to enjoy a more comfortable dental experience. Lasers are also often more precise and can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies. In cases of diseased gum tissue or tooth cavities, lasers can reduce the amount of bacteria and control bleeding during surgery.

Laser Uses

  • The laser instrument produces a narrow, intense beam of light energy, which removes or shapes tissue during dental procedures, which allows us to perform any of the following services:
  • Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures
  • Remove inflamed gum tissues and assist in the treatment of gum disease
  • Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures
  • Remove overgrown tissues
  • Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • Help treat infections in root canals
  • Expedite teeth whitening procedures
  • And more

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Waterlase iPlus Dentistry

Waterlase iPlus Dentistry

Waterlase Dentistry allows us to provide better care for our patients. This system laser energy and water spray in a patented technology called Hydrophotonics to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gums, and bone. This device delivers air and water in precise proportions that combine to symbiotically excite water molecules from both the handpiece spray and inside the target tissue, resulting in an effective biological micro-ablation of tooth structure. In short, the atomized spray of water and air continually re-hydrates the tooth, preventing heat and pain. Through this Waterlase technology, we are able to easily and effectively remove enamel and dentin, and to surgically cut and coagulate soft tissue.

We use it in such applications as:

  • Performing dental restorations, including: Class I, II, III, IV and V cavity preparations
  • Removing decay
  • Roughening and etching hard tissue surfaces
  • Conducting enameloplasty for placement of sealants
  • Improving a patient’s smile by contouring or shaping a patient’s gums
  • Removing excess gum tissue on patients that have a “gummy” smile
  • Removing oral growths such as fibromas
  • Fixing a “tongue tie”
  • Preventing gum recession
  • Treating Periodontal Disease by removing debris and bacteria between a patient’s teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and loss of teeth
  • Relieving the pain of cold sores and fever blisters.

Waterlase Machine

Other benefits of Waterlase Dentistry

Because there is no heat, vibration, or pressure associated with using Waterlase Dentistry, less anesthetic or often no anesthetic is needed. This allows you to be more comfortable and to get in and out of the chair faster. In addition, since Waterlase can remove decay far more precisely than a dental drill, we save you from the discomfort, as well as the potential need for bridges, dentures, and implants.

Waterlase cavity preparations can increase the bond strength of tooth-colored restorations resulting in longer lasting fillings. Gum-related procedures result in little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling due to its gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities.

If you have been avoiding the dentist for fear of the needle and drill, or would like a dental solution that is more comfortable and quicker, then Waterlase Dentistry may be what you have been searching for. Contact us today to learn more.

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