Waterlase dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatments available to Dentists today. Waterlase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. Waterlase allows your dentist to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including:
- Less pain and faster healing time, with less trauma to teeth and gums
- Less usage of anesthetic for most procedures
- Treatment of more than one part of the mouth in one visit, eliminating referrals and specialist visits in many cases.
- Making dental care a more relaxing experience for you!
The Benefits of Waterlase Dentistry
Waterlase Laser dentistry uses laser energy combined with a cool 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. Many patients report only feeling a cooling sensation from the water spray!
With Waterlase Laser Dentistry, dental visits can often be shorter, and more can be completed in a single visit. When procedures can be done without anesthesia, you save time. When procedures can be completed faster, your Waterlase Dentist can complete more in the same scheduled visit and save you the time of running around to various specialists. Diagnosis, and treatment- in the same day!
A Waterlase Dentist can remove decay far more precisely than the drill. This saves more of the healthy parts of your tooth and avoids micro-fracturing damage that might occur with drilling in traditional methods.
What Can Waterlase Dentistry Do?
Waterlase Dentistry may be used to treat your gums or other soft and hard tissue in your mouth to:
IMPROVE YOUR SMILE
We may suggest contouring or shaping your gums using Waterlase Dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile – safely removing excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
REMOVE ORAL GROWTHS
Quickly and safely remove growths or excess tissue in your mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” called papilla, and growths called fibromas.
FIX A “TONGUE TIE” OR PREVENT GUM RECESSION
Connections that restrict the movement of your tongue or cause your gums to recede can be “released” with less post-operative pain. This can even assist with speech impediments resulting from tongue tie, and latching problems for babies!
Root canal treatment or endodontic therapy have a high degree of success. We will review with you the chances of success before any endodontic procedure to help you make an informed decision.
TREAT PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Waterlase Dentistry removes debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession, and even loss of teeth. For moderate to severe gum disease, ask your doctor about REPAIR™ minimally invasive periodontal treatment.
Waterlase may also be used to perform other procedures that could benefit your oral health.
Contact us today to find out if Waterlase Dentistry is right for you.