Are you scared of going to the dentist because you’ll hear the dreaded drill screeching in your ear? Or maybe you are terrified of the needle — and who likes leaving the dental office with a droopy or puffy face? All these dental fears can be minimized with a WaterLase dentist. The WaterLase is a dental laser that enables the dentist to use minimal and even no anesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures!
Natural Water-Powered Dentistry
The WaterLase combines water, air and laser energy for safe use on human tissue in the mouth. Our teeth are partially made up of water and when the laser makes contact with the tooth it excites the water molecules to cut through the tooth. Since the laser continuously sprays out water it keeps the tooth hydrated preventing heat and giving you a virtually pain free experience!
It’s More Convenient
Even for those who floss, brush and use fluoride regularly, sometimes you still end up with a cavity. Between work, school, and children, plus everything else, there is no time to schedule another dental appointment. Now you don’t have to worry because your WaterLase dentist can do it all at the same time. Since it’s less likely you will need an injection to fill your cavity, your dentist can do multiple simple procedures in a single visit! A WaterLase dentist saves you the hassle of going to a specialist because they can perform a wide variety of procedures.
Safe and Precise
Lasers for use in dermatology, ophthalmology and cosmetics have been around for years and so has the WaterLase. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998, the WaterLase is cleared for numerous procedures and can be safely used on all ages — and it is 100% safe for the elderly, pregnant women, and even infants!
What is great about the WaterLase is how precise it is! The WaterLase removes very precise amounts of tooth, without damaging or cracking the rest of the tooth! And because it is so precise, you will rarely need anesthetic!
For a dental choice that is both safe and precise, choose a WaterLase dentist near you. It is the clear way to go!
Reduce The Risk of Cross-Contamination
WaterLase has the potential to reduce this risk. It works without contact to the tooth and the dentist can operate with single-use, disposable tips so you don’t have to worry about what might have been in someone else’s mouth.
No Extra Charge
We do not charge anything extra to use our WaterLase laser for your procedure.*We offer WaterLase because they feel it improves the quality of their dentistry. Often using WaterLase allows the dentist to be more productive – avoiding the delay of waiting for anesthetic to take effect, enabling the dentist to do more procedures during one appointment, and making it possible for the dentist to perform procedures that used to be referred out to specialists. This saves you and the dentist time and money!
Imagine that – high-tech dentistry that costs the same as conventional dentistry.
Practically Painless, More Natural Dentistry*
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the WaterLase does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed nearly pain-free with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the WaterLase for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases. It’s just a better way to get your dentistry done!
Accuracy & Precision
WaterLase dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves more of the precious tooth structure you were born with, helping you to maintain your natural teeth longer!
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. WaterLase reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Improved Cavity Fillings
WaterLase cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restorations resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Less Bleeding & Swelling
Due to its conservative, biologically based cutting action, the WaterLase performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a WaterLase dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained WaterLase dentists the ability perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists, saving you time and hassle as you address the dental needs of you and your family.
The WaterLase is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others. Let your WaterLase dentist be a one stop shop for you!
Why should you include technology in your search for the ideal dentist?
Advances in technology have evolved yesterday’s “Stone Age” dentistry into a cutting edge experience for everyone. When looking at technology such as the WaterLase, you can rest assured that your dental care will consist of shorter procedures, and healthier teeth and gums after the procedure. This means spending less money in most cases, and a more comfortable experience while in the chair.
Furthermore, because your trained dentist owns a WaterLase system, they are able to utilize the technology to perform a full range of clinical laser procedures.
WaterLase Dentistry™ Clinical Uses
WaterLase was first cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut tooth structure in 1998, and since that time it has received numerous additional clearances from the FDA for a wide range of procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue.
Laser Hard Tissue Applications
Hard Tissue Procedures
- Class I, II, III, IV and V cavity preparation
- Caries removal
- Hard tissue surface roughening or etching
- Enameloplasty, excavation of pits and fissures for placement of sealants
Laser Soft Tissue Applications
Soft Tissue Procedures Including Pulpal Tissues
- Excisional and incisional biopsies
- Exposure of unerupted teeth
- Fibroma removal
- Flap preparation – incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose the bone
- Flap preparation – incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose unerupted teeth (hard and soft tissue impactions)
- Frenectomy and frenotomy
- Gingival troughing for crown impressions
- Gingival incision and excision
- Implant recovery
- Incision and drainage of abscesses
- Laser soft tissue curettage of the post-extraction tooth sockets and the periapical are during apical surgery
- Oral papillectomies
- Pulp extirpation
- Pulpotomy as an adjunct to root canal therapy
- Root canal debridement and cleaning
- Reduction of gingival hypertrophy
- Soft tissue crown lengthening
- Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased and inflamed soft tissue)
- Treatment of canker sores, herpetic and aphthous ulcers of the oral Mucosa
LASER COSMETIC PROCEDURES
BONE SURGICAL PROCEDURES
- Cutting, shaving, contouring and resection of oral osseous tissues (bone)
ROOT CANAL/ENDODONTIC PROCEDURES
- The WaterLase MD™ with Endolase™ Radial Firing Tips is indicated for disinfection of the root canal after endodontic instrumentation.
- Tooth preparation to obtain access to root canal
- Root canal preparation including enlargement
- Root canal debridement and cleaning
- Flap preparation – incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose the bone Cutting bone to prepare a window access to the apex (apices) of the roots
- Root end preparation for retrofill
- Removal of pathological tissues and hyperplastic tissue
LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY
LASER PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES
- Waterlase MD™ Turbo Er,Cr:YSGG assisted new attachment procedure (cementum-mediated periodontal ligament newattachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium).
- Full thickness flap
- Partial thickness flap
- Split thickness flap
- Laser soft tissue curettage
- Laser removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket
- Removal of highly inflamed edematous tissue affected by bacteria penetration of the pocket lining and junctional epithelium
- Removal of granulation tissue from bony defects
- Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility)
- Osteoplasty and osseous recontouring (removal of bone to correct osseous defects and create physiologic osseous contours)
- Ostectomy (resection of bone to restore bony architecture, resection of bone for grafting, etc.)
- Osseous crown lengthening