Biolase Waterlase Laser
Lasers have been used in many medical applications for years, and now, they are giving us new ways to treat your dental problems with more comfortable, less invasive procedures. The Biolase Waterlase Laser is a revolutionary dental tool that can treat both soft and hard tissues without vibration or heat, and it eliminates the risk of cross contamination. Dr. Frame can use the laser to treat gum disease, tooth decay and dental infections quickly and painlessly.
Dental drills use friction to remove decayed or damaged tissue, and this friction generates heat and pain. To alleviate that discomfort, we use anesthetic injections, which can also be uncomfortable and lead to numb teeth, gums and lips for hours after the procedure. On the other hand, the Biolase Waterlase Laser pulses 45,000 times a second. It uses a powerful laser combined with a water and air spray to etch, cut and shape tissues. There is no vibration, pressure or heat, and the laser does not even have to contact the treatment site to work. You will have less bleeding, and the incredible precision of the Waterlase laser means that less healthy tissue will be disrupted during treatment.
Your body’s tissues naturally contain a certain amount of water, and that includes your teeth. Enamel may be up to 5 percent water while the dentin can be up to 25 percent water. The Biolase Waterlase Laser uses a special laser to energize the water in the tooth, and this combined with the atomized water-and-air spray precisely power away the damaged tissue while keeping the tooth hydrated and comfortable. Because there is little or no need for anesthetic, your dental treatment will take less time, and that means you can even complete multiple procedures at once if desired.
If you suffer from dental anxiety associated with the conventional dental drill, if you have time constraints, if you have sensitive teeth or if you simply want a more precise treatment experience, the Biolase Waterlase Laser may be the best treatment option for you. Call us today to learn more about how we have incorporated it into our practice or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara dentist.