What Is the Waterlase Dental Laser?
The Waterlase Dental Laser allows dentists to perform procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue with less trauma than traditional methods using a patented technology combining laser energy and water spray, a process called Hydrophotonics. The result is the ability of dentists to perform a wider range of dental procedures on teeth, gums and bone more comfortably.
What Does This Mean For You?
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. The Waterlase uses a gentle combination of laser energy and water that works without ever touching your teeth, thus it does not generate heat, vibration or pressure. The result is many procedures can be performed with fewer “shots”, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips, therefore diminishing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing dental experience.
Your dental visits will be faster since you will need less anesthesia, and possibly no injection. Not using anesthesia can allow dentists to perform procedures that once meant an additional appointment. Also, Waterlase dentists can perform procedures that used to be referred to a specialist, which could save more time for the patient.
Improved Filling Strength
The use of the Waterlase for cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth colored restorations, resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulation capabilities, the Waterlase can perform many procedures on the gum tissues with little or no bleeding and less post operative swelling and pain.
What Can Waterlase Dentistry Do?
We may use the Waterlase to perform many hard and soft tissue procedures in the mouth:
Waterlase can be used to remove decay and fill teeth usually without the need for needles, so patients are able to eat and talk and chew right after fillings are performed.
Remove Oral Growths
Waterlase can be used to remove growths or excess tissue in a patient’s mouth, including excess gum tissue over an unerupted tooth or fibromas.
Prevent Gum Recession
Muscle connections that can cause gums to recede can be taken care of with the Waterlase with little discomfort.
Treat Periodontal Disease
Waterlase can be used to remove debris and bacteria between patient’s teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loos of teeth. Waterlase has been shown to reduce bacteria and may even stimulate gum tissue growth.
Relieves Cold Sore Discomfort
Waterlase may provide immediate relief from painful cold sores and fever blisters.
Increase Root Canal Success
Waterase may help disinfect root canals to remove more bacteria, resulting in a higher rate of long term success.
Many other procedures can also be performed using the Waterlase. An examination will help determine if the Waterlase is appropriate for your dental treatment.
Please go to www.waterlase.com for more information about the Waterlase.
Dr. Brayer used the Waterlase during my most recent visit and the new technology was great. This new technology made getting my filling a comfortable experience. I’d suggest it to anyone!
I had a tooth extraction by Dr. Cindy Brayer. I had never had a laser extraction, but for me this was the best experience in a dental office. No pain and today none also. I am 67 years old and I was very pleased with the entire experience.
The laser was an awesome experience. There was no prying of the jaw or tooth. Afterwards the bleeding stopped after 2 hours of the extraction. No pain either. Did not have to take any pain meds whatsoever. Also there was no swelling. All around I think it’s the best way for dentistry.
Completely painless, very clean and neat, no vibration or needles for novacaine, I LOVE IT! I do not like being numb. This eliminates that.
Very easy. Dr. Brayer made sure there was no pain. At the end, couldn’t even tell I had new fillings put in. No numbing of jaw and face.
I think it is a wonderful discovery. I had absolutely no pain or discomfort.