Laser Dentistry

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.  There is no heat, no vibrations, and no noise associated with the Waterlase laser, and it 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. It can be used to perform or expedite many procedures such as:

  • Removal of decay
  • Cavity preparation
  • Gum reshaping
  • Soft tissue procedures such as tongue-tie and lip-tie correction
  • Removal of soft tissues for biopsy

What benefits does the dental laser offer?

The dental laser works by precisely combining atomized water and laser energy to gently remove hard and soft tissue. This precision laser 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 way to achieve the perfect smile.

Using the dental laser has the following benefits:

  • Adjacent teeth remain unaffected
  • Faster and stronger bonding of fillings
  • Less of the healthy tooth is removed
  • Minimal bleeding during and after procedures
  • No noise, heat, or unpleasant vibrations
  • Pinpoint accuracy generates better results
  • Reduced number of dental visits
  • Reduced risk of post-surgical infection

How are dental laser procedures performed?

First, we will provide protective eye wear to protect the patient’s eyes. Second, the doctor will use 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, the doctor will fill the tooth as usual.

The dental laser increases comfort levels and reduces anxiety. It is one of the least invasive, most effective tools that dentists have at their fingertips.

If you have questions about BIOLASE Waterlase, please ask Dr. Niloo.