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The drill works with friction, which causes heat and triggers pain. This necessitates injection with anesthetic and numb lips, and opens the possibility for thermal damage. WaterLase uses a unique, powerful interaction of our patented YSGG laser wavelength and proprietary water/air spray that cuts, etches and shapes target tissues without contact, heat, vibration or pressure. So many procedures can be done painlessly with no anesthetic.
WaterLase is also highly effective for gums, skin, bone – more precisely and with less bleeding than a scalpel! Truly Painless Dentistry!
Your WaterLase Dentist can often get you in and out of the dentist chair faster, since it's less likely that you'll need an injection to fill your cavity – research shows that the vast majority of patients don't. It's nice to avoid that shot, isn't it? Anesthetic-free dentistry can allow your dentist to perform several procedures in a single appointment that used to require more than one visit. Also, a no-pain WaterLase Dentist can perform procedures that once meant an additional trip to a periodontist, endodontist or other specialist, saving you even more time.
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.
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.
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 painlessly perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.
Most WaterLase dentists do not charge anything extra to use the laser for your procedure. They offer WaterLase because they feel it improves the quality of their dentistry. Often using WaterLase allows the dentist to be more productive – avoiding the delay of waiting for anesthetic to take effect, enabling the dentist to do more painless procedures during one appointment, and making it possible for the dentist to perform procedures that used to be referred out to specialists.