Waterlase Dentistry is the use of laser energy, combined with a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonics, to perform a wide range of dental procedures more comfortably. It can be used for cutting teeth, bone and gum tissue and can also do things that can’t be accomplished with traditional tools such as the drill and scalpel. Your dentist will determine what type of treatment is appropriate for you.
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle removal, hair removal and many others. The Waterlase was approved for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of Waterlase hard and soft tissue procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia and drill.
There are many advantages to using the Waterlase over conventional instruments: Patient comfort – Waterlase dentistry does not transmit heat or vibration, a major cause of the discomfort associated with the dental drill. In addition, using the Waterlase reduces bleeding, post-operative pain and swelling in many procedures. Accuracy and Precision – Dentists are able to treat targeted areas of tooth structure and gum tissue while having surrounding areas unaffected. The Waterlase eliminates damage and conserves healthy tissue.
Fewer Shots and Less Anesthesia – This means no needles and no numb lip for many procedures!
Better tooth preparation – Waterlase cavity preps increase bond strength of tooth-colored restorations for longer lasting fillings.
Fewer dental visits – Waterlase Dentistry gives your dentist the ability to perform many procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Now you can have them done during your same appointment.
In the hands of your trained dentist, the Waterlase is a safe medical device. As a Waterlase Dentist, your doctor is committed to providing you with the best possible care and dental experience.
You know it had to happen. That someday, somebody in this high-tech world would make going to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Comfortable! That someday is now. Let our office take care of your needs.
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