Dental Laser Dentistry: The Waterlase MD Turbo
Because we care about you we will give you the incredible dental experience by putting you in the comfort zone, this breakthrough technology available in our dental clinics improves your long term oral health and allows us to perform cavity preparations and soft tissue procedures without drills, shots, and numbness in most cases!
The Waterlase® system is a revolutionary new dental device that uses laser-energized water to cut teeth. – This combination of laser energy and water-spray creates “HYDROKINETIC™” energy, it is a patented technology invented by BIOLASE scientists and engineers to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably. Typically, Waterlase Dentists use fewer shots and less anesthesia reducing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing dental experience. – The Waterlase® has been cleared for HARD & SOFT tissue procedures for both children and adults.
97% of patients who experience Waterlase treatment would recommend it to their family and friends.
What are the benefits of the Waterlase ?
Fewer Shots & Less Anesthesia: Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Proven Technology, Comfortable Care: The Waterlase® was approved for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and post-op numb lips. as the surgical site is minimized without the need of the scalpel and/or drill, the discomfort is as well.
Waterlase dentistry ” Comfortable dentistry” !
Accuracy & Precision: Waterlase® dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure. Reduced Trauma: High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase® reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.Water droplets absorb the laser energy and become laser-energized water particles that, when directed at the tooth, rapidly remove enamel, dentin and decay/caries. Improved Cavity Fillings: Waterlase® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings. Less Bleeding & Swelling: Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase® performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Immediate healing also has an affect on the final aesthetic look and your smile:
By changing the actual procedure from scalpel to laser, the final look is more predictable. Traditionally, sutures are used in healing the area following implant placement. This process is eliminated when using the laser. As well, implants placed with the laser can often have the ‘tooth’ placed immediately, offering the final result in a quicker time-frame.
Immediate results with waterlase
Fewer Dental Visits: Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a Waterlase® dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Waterlase® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists. Versatility: The Waterlase® is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.
Waterlase Dentistry Clinical Uses
Unlike a diode laser, the Waterlase MD™ equips a dentist to perform the full range of laser procedures – from soft and hard tissue, to bone, endodontics and periodontics. Waterlase® was first cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut tooth structure in 1998, and since that time has received numerous additional clearances from the FDA for a wide range of procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue.
Laser Hard Tissue Applications
Hard Tissue Procedures
• Class I, II, III, IV and V cavity preparation • Caries removal • Placing and replacing basic fillings • Hard tissue surface roughening or etching • Enameloplasty, excavation of pits and fissures for placement of sealants
Laser Soft Tissue Applications I
Soft Tissue Procedures Including Pulpal Tissues
• Excisional and incisional biopsies • Exposure of unerupted teeth • Fibroma removal • Flap preparation – incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose the bone • Flap preparation – incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose unerupted teeth (hard and soft tissue impactions) • Frenectomy and frenotomy • Gingival troughing for crown impressions • Gingivectomy • Gingivoplasty • Gingival incision and excision • Hemostasis
Laser Soft Tissue Applications II
• Implant recovery • Incision and drainage of abscesses • Laser soft tissue curettage of the post-extraction tooth sockets and the periapical are during apical surgery • Leukoplakia • Operculectomy • Oral papillectomies • Pulpotomy • Pulp extirpation • Pulpotomy as an adjunct to root canal therapy • Root canal debridement and cleaning • Reduction of gingival hypertrophy • Soft tissue crown lengthening • Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased and inflamed soft tissue) • Treatment of canker sores, herpetic and aphthous ulcers of the oral Mucosa • Vestibuloplasty
LASER ROOT CANAL/ENDODONTIC PROCEDURES:
The Waterlase MD™ with Endolase™ Radial Firing Tips is indicated for disinfection of the root canal after endodontic instrumentation. • Tooth preparation to obtain access to root canal • Root canal preparation including enlargement • Root canal debridement and cleaning • Flap preparation – incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose the bone Cutting bone to prepare a window access to the apex (apices) of the roots • Apicoectomy • Root end preparation for retrofill • Removal of pathological tissues and hyperplastic tissue
LASER PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES:
• Full thickness flap • Partial thickness flap • Split thickness flap • Laser soft tissue curettage • Laser removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket • Removal of highly inflamed edematous tissue affected by bacteria penetration of the pocket lining and junctional epithelium • Removal of granulation tissue from bony defects • Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility) • Osteoplasty and osseous recontouring (removal of bone to correct osseous defects and create physiologic osseous contours) • Ostectomy (resection of bone to restore bony architecture, resection of bone for grafting, etc.) • Osseous crown lengthening.
LASER COSMETIC PROCEDURES
BONE SURGICAL PROCEDURES
• Cutting, shaving, contouring and resection of oral osseous tissues (bone) • Osteotomy