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WHAT IS WATERLASE DENTISTRY™?

Waterlase Dentistry uses a patented combination of laser energy and water – a process called HydroPhotonics™ – to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gums and bone more comfortably. Waterlase Dentists typically use fewer shots and less anesthesia to provide a more comfortable dental experience.

WHY SHOULD I USE WATERLASE DENTISTRY™?

Waterlase Dentistry has many advantages over conventional dental instruments:

YOUR COMFORT Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of traditional drill. Since the Waterlase laser cuts hard and soft tissue without heat, vibration or pressure, your dentist may be able to perform your procedure with fewer shots and less anesthesia. Plus, using the Waterlase laser reduces bleeding, post-operative pain and swelling, and the need for pain medication in many cases.

ACCURACY AND PRECISION A Waterlase Dentist can remove decay in tooth enamel – the hardest substance in the human body! – while leaving the surrounding tooth unaffected.

REDUCED TRAUMA High-speed drills can cause hairline fractures in teeth that can eventually lead to future dental problems. The gentle action of the Waterlase laser reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth, minimizing trauma.

IMPROVED CAVITY FILLINGS Waterlase cavity preparations increase bond strength of tooth-colored restorations, for longer lasting fillings.

FEWER DENTAL VISITS! Since you may not need shots or anesthesia, we are able to perform cavity preparations in several areas of your mouth, rather than having you come back for multiple visits.

LESS BLEEDING AND SWELLING Due to its gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase laser performs many procedures on gums and other soft tissues with little or no bleeding and less post-operative swelling.

VERSATILITY The Waterlase laser was first cleared by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to cut tooth structure in 1998, and has since received over 60 additional clearances for a wide range of procedures on teeth, gums, and bone.

The use of the Waterlase is not indicated for large cavities requiring nerve treatment (pulpotomies) and stainless steel crowns. The use of the Waterlase for permanent teeth is indicated only for very small cavities.