Waterlase Dentistry

What is Waterlase Technology?

Waterlase uses the Hydrokinetic™ process which gently washes away decay with laser-energized water droplets. Hydrokinetic energy is produced by combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy. The resulting 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 or discomfort in most cases.

What are the Benefits of Waterlase?

  • Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the discomfort associated with the drill. Since Hydrokinetic energy does not transmit heat or vibration, many dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia.
  • Because of the pinpoint accuracy of the Waterlase, we are able to retain more of your natural tissue.
  • Traditional drilling can cause small cracks in tooth material, in some cases. The Waterlase prevents this undesirable effect.
  • With Waterlase, we can gently perform many soft tissue procedures with little or no bleeding.
  • The laser gives us a new high-tech tool for many procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Now you can have them performed conveniently during your scheduled appointment.
  • The Waterlase prepares your teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.

What can Waterlase be used for?

  • Decay removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • Complete root canal procedures
  • Bone procedures
  • Reshape "gummy" smiles
  • General soft tissue procedures
  • General dentistry for enamel and dentin (the substance between the enamel and root)
  • Avoid being "numbed"
  • Avoid the shot and pain