Traditional drills are trusted tools but they create heat, pressure, and vibrations, making dental treatments uncomfortable or even painful.
WaterLase® from BIOLASE combines water, air, and laser energy to perform a range of virtually pain-free treatments.
What makes treatment with WaterLase so unique?
WaterLase Involves Less Pain, Fewer Shots, and Faster Treatment
The WaterLase system keeps your tooth hydrated and reduces heat, resulting in a dental treatment that is practically pain-free. With WaterLase, your dentist may not even have to use an anesthetic to maintain your comfort.
Convenient and Fast
WaterLase is so gentle and quick that your dentist can often perform multiple treatments in a single visit, saving you the hassle of scheduling with a specialist or returning for follow-up appointments.
Safe and Precise
In contrast to a traditional drill, WaterLase removes very precise amounts of tissue without damaging surrounding areas. In addition, there is a much lower risk of cross-contamination, making your procedure even safer.
How Does WaterLase Work?
WaterLase is an innovative system which uses hydrokinetic technology to conservatively remove enamel, dentin, and soft tissue using a combination of air, water, and laser energy.
Both your teeth and the surrounding soft tissue naturally contain certain quantities of water. The WaterLase device works by exciting the water molecules in the targeted areas, essentially vaporizing the tissue. As it works, the laser also cauterizes the treatment site, minimizing bleeding as well as the chance of infection.
WaterLase Allows for Quick, Safe Procedures
With WaterLase, your dentist may not even have to use an anesthetic to maintain your comfort.
WaterLase Can Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Uncomfortable Anesthesia
WaterLase Can Address a Wide Range of Cosmetic and Oral Health Issues
The WaterLase system is highly versatile. The laser can work effectively with both soft and hard tissues, allowing your dentist to employ it across a range of procedures, including:
- Removing dental decay before the placement of a filling, dental crown, inlay, or onlay
- Preparation for a traditional porcelain veneer
- Root canal therapy
- Dental implant placement surgery
- Laser gum contouring
- Tooth reshaping
- Soft tissue biopsies
- Treatment for cold sores
- Periodontal procedures, such as removing diseased tissue or performing flap surgery
- Accessing impacted teeth, such as canines or wisdom teeth
Treatment with WaterLase Can Have Dramatic Results
The Cost of WaterLase Depends on the Procedure You Need
In some cases, using a laser to perform dental treatments is more expensive than conventional methods. However, laser treatments are often more precise and yield better results, which can save you money in the long run.
It is important to discuss your treatment options with your dentist before electing to undergo treatment with WaterLase. They can help you weigh benefits of this treatment against the additional costs. For example, laser treatments can often be performed without sedation, saving you money on anesthesia fees.
|Dental Laser||Typically only local anesthesia||Lower risk of complications||Not always covered|
|Conventional Treatment||May require additional sedation||May require follow-ups||Covered for medically necessary treatments|