Waterlase All Tissue Laser
The WaterLase is an all-tissue dental laser, meaning it can be used to treat both hard (teeth and bone) and soft (gum) tissue. The WaterLase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience.
The Benefits of WaterLase Dentistry
WaterLase dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures without the heat, vibration, and pressure associated with the dental drill. With many procedures, it’s possible to use less anesthetic or no anesthetic at all.
We can often get you in and out of the dentist chair faster since it’s less likely that you’ll need an injection. It’s nice to avoid that shot, isn’t it? Not using anesthetic allows us to perform procedures that used to require more than one visit in a single appointment.
Using the WaterLase allows us to remove decay far more precisely than when using the drill. This saves more of the healthy parts of your tooth and avoids micro-fractures that the friction of a drill can cause.
What Else Can WaterLase Dentistry Do?
Because the Waterlase is very kind to the gum tissue, many surgical procedures can be completed comfortably and typically without sutures.
IMPROVE YOUR SMILE
We may suggest contouring or shaping your gums using the WaterLase to improve the appearance of your smile – safely removing excess gum tissue or releasing muscle attachments that cause gum recession.
REMOVE ORAL GROWTHS
Quickly and safely remove growths or excess tissue in your mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” called papillomas, and growths called fibromas. Because the WaterLase is very kind to the tissue and can aid in clotting, sutures are rarely required.
FIX A “TONGUE TIE”
Muscle connections that restrict the movement of your tongue can be released very easily with the Waterlase. A tongue tie can also greatly impair a newborn’s ability to properly feed.
TREAT A VARIETY OF ORAL SORES
If treated early enough, the duration and severity of many oral sores including aphthous ulcers, canker sores, fever sores, and herpetic lesions can be greatly diminished after laser treatment.
TREAT PERIODONTAL AND PERI-IMPLANT DISEASE
We recommend using the WaterLase to remove debris and bacteria between your teeth or implants and gums. This bacteria can cause bleeding gums, gum and bone recession, and even loss of teeth or implants. For moderate to severe gum disease, ask us about REPAIR minimally invasive periodontal and implant treatment.
Contact us today to find out if WaterLase Dentistry is right for you!