The use of lasers in dentistry is a long awaited technology. We are proud to
be on the cutting edge with the use of our soft tissue laser. This laser allows
us to expertly sculpt excess gum tissue with minimal trauma and excellent
results. It also helps us in reducing periodontal pockets without the need for
Eliminating a gummy smile can make a great difference in the appearance of your
teeth. Your teeth may appear short because the gum tissue is at the wrong
height. Reshaping the gum tissue to its appropriate level will give your teeth a
longer, more attractive appearance. Gingival recontouring or sculpting is a
simple procedure that takes just minutes. A small amount of local anesthesia is
applied and the tissue is artfully sculpted to the desired position. There is no
bleeding, no stitches and minimal discomfort. You can even do it during your
lunch hour and return to work. So if you feel your teeth are too short, or your
smile has a gummy appearance, give us a call and see what gingival sculpting can
do for you.
What are the benefits of
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 WaterlaseŽ 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!
Additionally, using the WaterlaseŽ for gum procedures reduces bleeding,
post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many
Accuracy and Precision
WaterlaseŽ 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
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that
eventually lead to future dental problems. WaterlaseŽ reduces damage to healthy
portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Improved Cavity Fillings
WaterlaseŽ cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored
restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Bleeding and Swelling
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities,
the WaterlaseŽ 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 WaterlaseŽ dentist can
perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This
technology also gives trained WaterlaseŽ dentists the ability to perform many
procedures that were previously referred to specialists.
The WaterlaseŽ 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.
Watch the Waterlase Video