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What is laser dentistry?

Waterlaser Dentistry uses a patented combination of laser energy and water (a process called HydroPhotonics) to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gums and bone more comfortably.  Waterlase dentists typically use fewer shots and less anesthetic to provide a more comfortable dental experience.

Your COMFORT  Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with traditional drill dentistry.  Since the Waterlase laser cuts hard and soft tissue withouth physically contacting the tissue, we can perform your procedures with fewer shots and less anesthesia because it does not produce as much vibration and heat.  

Less noise  A waterlase laser make s a different noise than the traditional dental drill, thus eliminating the noise that most people associate with dental work.

Fewer Bacteria  Laser energy kills bacteria that it comes into contact with.

Accuracy and Precision  A Waterlase Dentist can remove decay in tooth enamal (the hardest substance in the bocy) with pinpoint accuracy while leaving the surrounding tooth unaffected.

Improved Cavity Fillings  Waterlase cavity preparations produce a suface that tooth-colored restorations bond to with higher strength and last longer.

Reduced Trauma  High speed drills can cause hairline fractures in teeth that can eventually lead to future dental problems.  The gentle action of the waterlase laser reduces damage to healthy portion of the tooth.

Fewer Dental Visits  Since you may not need shots or anesthesia, we may be able to work in several areas of your mouth rather than having to break your work up into multiple visits.  In addition, we bay be able to perform procedures for which you might have been previously referred to a specialist.

Less Bleeding and Swelling  Due to its gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the waterlase laser performs many procedures on gums and other soft tissues with little or no bleeding and les post-operative swelling.