For years people have associated going to the dentist with having their teeth drilled. However, drills are now becoming a thing of the past. We are proud to offer laser dentistry, which uses cutting edge technology to provide more comfortable, precise, and efficient dental care. The Waterlase® is used for a variety of procedures, including:
How does it work?
The Waterlase® is completely different from traditional drills. There is no pressure, no heat, and no vibration – just the laser and a delicate spray of atomized water. The Waterlase® uses hydrokinetic technology to accurately and comfortably remove hard and soft tissue, without affecting the surrounding teeth. Amazingly, it also sterilizes as it goes, which reduces the risk of infection.
Laser dentistry is one of the least invasive tools your dentist can use to provide quality dental care. Since the Waterlase® is so precise, your dentist may use a magnifying glass or even a microscope while working. Unlike standard drills that can leave tiny fractures in healthy teeth, the Waterlase® is able to specifically target problem areas while maintaining the integrity of the tooth structure.
What are the benefits?
Laser dentistry has a number of benefits, but one of the most
important is patient comfort. No one likes to get shots, or have sore
gums and teeth. Since most patients do not need anesthesia, there are no
painful shots or numb lips afterward. Patients are able to come in and
have their work done immediately, and don't have to wait hours just to
eat! The absence of pressure and heat creates a much more comfortable
experience for the patient, and the laser's precision minimizes damage
to surrounding tissue. The Waterlase® actually aids in the clotting of
exposed blood vessels, which means less bleeding and less post-operative
swelling. This also reduces overall healing time, as well as the need
for pain medication.