In a continuing effort to provide our patients with the best oral health care and advanced treatment options, our office is now performing many traditional dental procedures with the best dental laser system available – the Waterlase iPlus”™.
In most cases, the Waterlase iPlus”™ can perform many traditional dental procedures with no shots, no drill and no pain. Waterlase”® uses a unique combination of laser energy and water to provide gentler, more precise treatment that conserves healthy tooth, and minimizes pain and discomfort. In addition, procedures that once took several appointments to complete, such as multiple fillings, can now be finished in just one visit.
Here are some benefits you will experience with the Waterlase”®.
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting teeth and gums with the Waterlase”® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips!
Accuracy and Precision
Waterlase”® removes tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows your dentist to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase”® reduces damage to health portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Improved Cavity Fillings
Waterlase”® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Less Bleeding and Swelling
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase”® performs many procedures on the gums with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, we can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Waterlase”® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists, so your dentist may be able to treat you for certain conditions that would previously have required a referral to a specialist.