Technology continues to change our lives every day. Increasingly, dentists are choosing to use cutting-edge tools including dental lasers to take care of your oral health. Depending on the type of laser your dentist uses, they can successfully treat many common dental conditions in a gentle, minimally invasive way.
BIOLASE is the world’s leading innovator in dental lasers. With thousands of lasers in use in operatories worldwide, millions of patients have experienced the benefits of laser dentistry, such as gentler procedures and comfortable healing.
Our award-winning Waterlase 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 drill. See how your dentist is using Waterlase to offer the latest in patient care.
Is Your Dentist Using Waterlase?
Are you scared of going to the dentist because you’ll hear the dreaded drill screeching in your ear? Or maybe you are terrified of the needle — and who likes leaving the dental office with a droopy or puffy face? These dental fears can be alleviated with a Waterlase dentist. The Waterlase is a dental laser that enables the dentist to use minimal and in some cases even no anesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures!
Natural, Water-Powered 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. Since the laser continuously sprays out water it keeps the tooth hydrated, preventing heat and giving you a virtually pain free experience!
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. Plus, in some cases, your Waterlase dentist can save you the hassle of going to a specialist or schedule multiple dental visits.
“Before, they would get me numb, they’d leave the room, and I’d be sitting there, waiting for myself to get numb, and then they’d come back. This- they started right up.” – T. Flagler, Oregon
“A friend who knows how fearful I am of the dentist had heard about the Waterlase and suggested I look into it. I made an appointment. Years of neglect had led to many cavities and other issues. The dentist used the Waterlase on my cavities and it was great. This is the procedure I’ve been waiting my whole life for!” – S. Hogan, Oregon
“Dr. Frank, has used the Waterlase technology to clean my teeth before he performs the deep cleaning procedure. I can see that the Waterlase treatment is phenomenal as I don’t experience much bleeding at all during or after the deep cleaning procedure.” – Yelp Review by Kevin L., Chicago, Illinois
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.