What is laser dentistry?

Waterlase™ is one of the most advanced laser dental treatments available to dentists today. It uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience.


Waterlase allows dentists to perform a wide range of procedures, with benefits that include:


  • Less pain and faster healing time, with less trauma to teeth and gums
  • Less usage of anesthetic for most procedures
  • Treatment of more than one part of the mouth in one visit, eliminating referrals and specialist visits in many cases
  • Making dental care a more relaxing experience for you!

The benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • More Comfortable: Waterlase uses laser energy combined with a cool spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures without the heat, vibration, and pressure associated with the dental drill. With many procedures, it’s possible to use less anesthetic, or no anesthetic at all. Many patients report only feeling a cooling sensation from the water spray!
  • More Convenient: With laser dentistry, dental visits can often be shorter and more can be completed in a single visit. When procedures can be done without anesthesia, you save time. When procedures can be completed faster, the dentist can complete more in the same scheduled visit and save you the time of running around to various specialists. Diagnosis and treatment can happen on the same day!

What can WaterLase Dentistry Do?


Improve Your Smile

You can contour or shape your gums using Waterlase Dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile. Excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape can be safely removed.


Remove Oral Growths

Growths or excess tissue in your mouth, including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, can be quickly and safely removed.


Fix A “Tongue Tie” Or Prevent Gum Recession

Connections that restrict the movement of your tongue or cause your gums to recede can be “released” with less postoperative pain.


Treat Cavities

Waterlase Dentistry can help treat cavities without the discomfort often associated with a dental drill. It removes decay, reduces bacteria at the cavity site, and is usually performed in less time due to the reduction or elimination of anesthetic, in some cases.


Treat Periodontal Disease

Waterlase can remove debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession, and even tooth loss. For moderate to severe gum disease, ask your doctor about REPAIR™ minimally invasive periodontal treatment.

Waterlase may also be used to perform other procedures that could benefit your oral health. Contact us today to find out if Waterlase laser dentistry is right for you!

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