Laser dentistry uses a laser device to transmit a concentrated beam of light to treat tooth decay, enamel, and gum tissue. It is most often used for oral surgery, periodontal treatment, cavity treatment, and teeth whitening. This practice is safe for use on adults and children.
BIOLASE® Technology provides the latest dental lasers to simplify and reduce complexity with many dental procedures. The Waterlase® device uses hydrokinetic technology, or laser powered water droplets, to remove hard and soft tissue. Patients won’t feel any heat or vibrations for a safe and comfortable experience. It can be used to treat:
The laser sterilizes the surgical area and reduces the risk of bacterial infections. Compared to a traditional dental drill, the benefits of Waterlase® include:
Each treatment will differ depending on the procedure but some elements will remain constant. Protective eyewear is provided. The laser will project atomized water to cut the hard or soft tissue and sterilizes as it moves. The procedure can be done in one visit which helps reduce costs. It is one of the least invasive tools and helps reduce stress and anxiety.
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