Since 2007, our office has used the BIOLASE® WaterlaseMD to complete many procedures. BIOLASE designs innovative dental lasers to reduce the complexity and trauma associated with many common dental procedures.
The Waterlase dental laser utilizes hydrokinetic technology to remove hard and soft tissue with laser-powered water droplets. The dental laser does not produce any heat, vibrations, or noise and is completely safe. The FDA deemed the hydrokinetic laser safe for use on both adults and children in 1998.
The dental laser is an extremely versatile piece of dental equipment. Dr. Niloo can use it to perform or expedite many procedures, including the following:
- Removal of decay
- Cavity preparation
- Gum reshaping
- Soft tissue procedures, such as tongue-tie and lip-tie correction
- Removal of soft tissues for biopsy
The dental laser works by precisely combining atomized water and laser energy to gently remove hard and soft tissue. This means that, in most cases, there is no need for anesthesia. Additionally, the laser actually sterilizes the surgical area, meaning that there is less risk of bacterial invasions or infections. For children and fearful patients, the dental laser offers a needle-less, painless alternative.
The following are additional benefits of using the dental laser:
- Less of the healthy tooth is removed
- Minimal bleeding during and after procedures
- Pinpoint accuracy generates better results
- Reduced number of dental visits
- Reduced risk of post-surgical infection
When a dental laser procedure is performed, we first provide eyewear to protect the patient’s eyes. Second, Dr. Niloo uses a small laser to project streams of atomized water to cut into the hard or soft tissue. If the laser is used to remove decay, she will fill the tooth as usual.
If you have questions about BIOLASE Waterlase, please ask Dr. Niloo.