We are excited to announce the introduction of
Waterlase Dentistry™ to our practice!
What does it mean for you?
Heat, vibration and pressure are what make dental drills hurt. Waterlase Dentistry works without heat, vibration or pressure, and can replace the drill for many dental procedures. Waterlase Dentistry uses a gentle combination of laser energy and water that works without ever touching your teeth which decreases the need for anesthetic. That means in most cases - no shots!
Fewer Numb Lips
No one likes to leave the dentist's office with a numb lip. If your laser procedure can be done without anesthetic, you'll be able to avoid this uncomfortable side effect.
|Shorter Visits, Fewer Visits|
Since many procedures can be done without anesthetic, we can eliminate the time it takes to give shots and wait for numbing to occur. So you can get in and out of the dentist's chair faster. Giving fewer shots and less local anesthetic also allows the dentist to work on more cavities at once, since dentists usually avoid numbing more than one area of the mouth at one time.
|NO Extra Charge|
We do NOT charge anything extra to use the laser for your procedure because we feel it improves the quality of our dentistry. Often using WaterLase allows us to be more productive – avoiding the delay of waiting for anesthetic to take effect, enabling us to do more painless procedures during one appointment, and making it possible for us to perform procedures that used to be referred out to specialists.
Imagine that – high-tech dentistry that costs the same as conventional dentistry.
What can Waterlase Dentistry™ Do?
The Waterlase® laser 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.
Relieve the Pain of Cold Sores and Fever Blisters?
Waterlase Dentistry often provides immediate relief from painful cold sores and fever blisters.
Treat Periodontal Disease?
Waterlase Dentistry can be used to remove debris and bacteria between a patient's teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. Waterlase Dentistry has been shown to reduce bacteria and may even stimulate gum tissue growth.
|Remove Oral Growths|
We may use Waterlase Dentistry to remove growths or excess tissue in a patient's mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small "tags" called papilla, and growths called fibromas.
|| Improve a Patient's Smile|
We may suggest contouring or shaping a patient's gums using Waterlase Dentistry to improve the appearance of their smile - safely removing excess gum tissue that may give them a "gummy" smile, or make their front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Fix a "Tongue Tie" or Prevent Gum Recession
Connections that restrict the movement of a patient's tongue or cause their gums to recede can be "released" with Waterlase Dentistry.
It's Completely Safe
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle and hair removal and many other dermatology, surgery, ophthalmology uses. WaterLase® was cleared for hard tissue procedures by the FDA in 1998 and has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures since then. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed thousands of pain-free procedures with no anesthesia, no drills and no numb lips.
A cold cutting laser, WaterLase cannot harm adjacent teeth or gums. It’s even safe for babies, children, teens, and adults. It’s especially appropriate during pregnancy, when it is best to avoid introducing any unnecessary medications into the body; for the elderly, who need to be aware of potential drug interactions; and for the immune system compromised, who should be careful to avoid cross contamination.