WaterLase Deep Pocket Therapy with New Attachment™

The Total Periodontal Laser Solution for minimally invasive removal of subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits.

Deep Pocket Therapy (DPT) with New Attachment™ using the WaterLase© laser and patented Radial Firing Perio Tip™ (RFPT) is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease that promotes cementum-mediated periodontal ligament new-attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.

Radial Firing Perio Tip Beam Pattern

WaterLase YSGG laser energy is especially effective for minimally invasive removal of both subgingival inflamed tissue and calculus deposits, to prepare the pocket and surface of the tooth for healing and new attachment. The WaterLase laser system is FDA indicated for both applications.

"Lased root surfaces seem to provide an ideal foundation for periodontal regeneration when compared to scaled only surfaces."1

New literature supports the effectiveness of the 2,780 nm YSGG wavelength in the treatment of periodontal disease. Download a Poster Presentation [Er_Cr_YSGG Perio_Treatment_Sung_Poster.pdf]

Published data indicate that Er,Cr:YSGG minimally invasive surgical periodontal laser therapy using WaterLase "led to significant improvements" in bleeding on probing, probing depth, and "appeared to be advantageous when compared to SRP alone, due to more efficient attachment level restoration."

"One of the advantages of applying a laser to a periodontal pocket is the laser's ability to debride the soft tissue wall, since conventional mechanical tools cannot complete curettage of soft tissue effectively."2


The WaterLase laser system will enhance your practice, distinguish you as a practitioner at the forefront, and give patients and referring dentists a non-surgical option for many procedures. For enhanced clinical results, unmatched versatility, and technological superiority, the WaterLase YSGG laser is the proven treatment choice.

Periodontal Laser Solution

What Dentists are Saying about Waterlase Deep Pocket Therapy

"This not only enhances results in the hands of a periodontist using the Waterlase laser for regenerative procedures, is also an alternative treatment for the general dentist who is treating mild to moderate periodontal cases. Patients are also more likely to accept treatment when they hear that it is minimally invasive and patients who have accepted treatment are getting positive results and avoiding the side effects that they have heard about from conventional treatment."- Dr. Michael Schlesinger Periodontist New York NY

"Deep Pocket Therapy is a highly effective, more aesthetic and more comfortable alternative to traditional surgical procedures for my patients."- Dr. Bret Dyer Periodontist Sugar Land TX

"Deep Pocket Therapy changes the environment in the periodontal pocket through removal of inflamed tissue and root surface calculus to promote healthy tissue regeneration." - Dr. Dara Rosenberg Director, Department of Dentistry for the General Practice Residency St. Barnabas Hospital, NY

Patient presented with abutments covered by soft tissue

Patient presented with abutments covered by soft tissue - Click to Enlarge

Using Waterlase emergence profile is sculpted, no anesthetic or bleeding in surgical field

Using Waterlase emergence profile is sculpted, no anesthetic or bleeding in surgical field - Click to Enlarge

Emergence profile ready for placement of post, no anesthetic used in the procedure

Emergence profile ready for placement of post, no anesthetic used in the procedure - Click to Enlarge

The Total Periodontal Laser Solution

Unlike most lasers previously used in periodontal therapy, the Waterlase laser system is a true all-tissue laser. It is indicated for use on soft tissue, bone and tooth structures, making it extremely versatile.*


Most periodontal lasers cut tissue using heat. Waterlase combines YSGG laser energy and a patented spray of water to cut soft tissue and bone without heat and with less swelling and patient post-op sensitivity, for a better patient experience and greater case acceptance.

In soft tissue mode, the 2,780 nm Er,Cr:YSGG Waterlase laser energy penetrates into tissues to seal blood vessels as it cuts, providing excellent hemostasis, which in turn provides you with a better field of vision during surgery.


If you place implants, the Waterlase laser system can improve your productivity through a range of related applications:

    • Creating ideal emergence profile
    • Bone resection
    • Osteotomy
    • Implant recovery

Osseous Crown Lengthening for Same Day Referrals

The minimally invasive Waterlase YSGG laser minimizes tissue displacement and flap preparation in osseous crown lengthening, assisting in performing an externally beveled gingivectomy, shaping free gingival margin, troughing, and recontouring and smoothing bone.

*FDA 510(k) Clearances: K011041, K013908, K030523, K083927 (new attachment) and K091746 (calculus removal)

1. U. Schoop, A. Moritz, W. Kluger, et al.  Changes in root surface morphology and fibroblast adherence after Er: Yag laser irradiation.  J Oral Laser Applications.  2002:2;83-93.

2. A. Aoki, K. Mizutani, A. A. Takasaki, K. M. Sasaki, S. Nagai. Current status of clinical laser applications in periodontal therapy.
General Dentistry. November-December 2008, pg. 674-687