Technology continues to change our lives every day. Cutting-edge tools including dental lasers can successfully treat many common dental conditions in a gentle, minimally invasive way. BIOLASE is the world’s leading innovator in dental lasers. Their award-winning Waterlase dental laser system is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser energy and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drilling, improving patient comfort and healing.
More Natural Dentistry
The Waterlase combines water, air, and laser energy for safe use on human tissue in the mouth. Our teeth are partially made up of water and when the laser makes contact with the tooth it excites the water molecules to cut through the tooth. This patented technology helps prevent heat and gives you a virtually pain-free experience while creating less aerosols than traditional dental handpieces.
Even for those who floss, brush, and use fluoride regularly, sometimes you still end up with a cavity. Between all of your commitments, you may not have the time to schedule another dental appointment. With Waterlase you don’t have to worry! Waterlase is gentle enough that your dentist can complete most of your dental needs in a single visit.
Safe and Precise
The Waterlase is cleared for numerous dental applications that can be performed on both pediatric and adult patients. One of the Waterlase’s greatest strengths is how precise it is. Conventional dental drills rely on removing large amounts of tooth to get the job done, and the constant grinding and spinning of a drill bur can cause heat, pain, and microscopic cracks, which could possibly lead to future infections underneath the filling. The Waterlase, on the other hand, removes very precise amounts of tooth, without damaging or cracking the rest of the tooth. And because it is so precise, you will rarely need anesthetic!
Reduces Risk of Cross Contamination
If you have ever had food poisoning, you know what cross-contamination is: encountering bacteria where you don’t expect it. The potential for cross-contamination between patients in any dental or medical environment is a real and widely documented risk. Waterlase has the potential to reduce this risk as it works without contact to the tooth. The trained Waterlase dentist can operate with single-use, disposable tips, so you don’t have to worry about what might have been in someone else’s mouth.
If you have questions about how Waterlase dental laser treatment can provide a safer, virtually pain-free experience, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have during your visit. Or you can always call us at (248) 852-3130 and we can help you learn more about your dental healthcare.