Laser Dentistry offers 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. 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!
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!
• More Comfortable
• More Convenient
• More Precise
• Less Bleeding and Less Swelling
• Better Cavity Fillings
A Waterlase laser creates special, highly concentrated light energy, and sends it through an optical fiber to its handpiece. Waterlase Dentistry was developed specifically to repair decayed and damaged teeth, and treat gum and other soft tissue in the mouth safely and comfortably. It can be harmful to eyes, however, so anyone in the treatment room when the laser is being used must wear special protective glasses.
Waterlase Dentistry can be used for many types of dental restorations, including:
• Class I, II, III, IV and V cavity preparation
• Caries removal
• Hard tissue surface roughening or etching
• Enameloplasty, excavation of pits and fissures for placement of sealants
Tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body. No wonder dentists have always resorted to tough tools like the high-speed drill to work on it. Waterlase Dentistry™ is a gentler way to prepare restorations.
Contact Dr. Perry’s office today and book an appointment to learn more about Laser Dentistry.