Biolase Waterlase Dentistry
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (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! Additionally, using the Waterlase® for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.
Accuracy and Precision
Using our WaterlaseMD® we are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep 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 healthy 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 soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, with WaterlaseMD® 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.
The Waterlase® 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.
What is Hydrokinetic technology?
The Hydrokinetic process is the removal of tissues with YSGG laser-energized water droplets. Hydrokinetic energy is produced by combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy. The resulting Hydrokinetic energy gently and precisely removes a wide range of human tissue including tooth enamel (the hardest substance in the body), and soft tissue (gum tissue) with no heat and no pain in most cases.
What are the benefits of the Hydrokinetic laser?
Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the pain associated with the drill. Since Hydrokinetic cutting does not transmit heat or vibration, MOST DENTAL PROCEDURES CAN BE PERFORMED WITH NO PAIN, VIRTUALLY ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR ANESTHESIA IN MOST CASES.
The laser’s pinpoint accuracy is precise enough that your dentist can leave behind as much healthy tooth structure as possible, allowing you to keep your own teeth longer.
Effectively performs numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures with little or no bleeding. The laser gives your dentist a new high-tech tool for many procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Now you can have them performed during your scheduled appointment.
Avoids many common problems of the high speed drill, including cracks in the teeth from the vibration and rapid turning of the drill burs which can weaken your teeth, creating future problems. The laser sterilizes as it cuts, leaving less chance for bacterial contamination. The WaterlaseMD™ prepares your teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.
Waterlase™ vs. Drill
The high speed dental drill may cause a smear layer, a layer of dead organic material. The Waterlase™ creates cuts with NO smear layer, providing a better surface for bonding, and allowing your filling to last longer.
Is the laser safe?
In the hands of Dr. Rosenberg, the WaterlaseMD™ is as safe as other medical devices. With it’s 2 mm active range from the tip, the laser provides pinpoint accuracy, reducing the chance of causing damage to healthy tissues. The primary safety measure necessary during laser treatment is proper protective glasses.
What can the WaterlaseMD™ be used for?
- Decay removal
- Cavity preparation
- Reshaping of “gummy” smiles
- General soft tissue procedures
- General dentistry for enamel and dentin
- Avoiding being “numbed”
- Avoiding the shot and pain