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Waterlase Dentistry

Waterlase uses the Hydrokinetic process which gently washes away decay with YSGG laser-energized water droplets. Hydrokinetic energy is produced by combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy. The resulting Waterlase (Hydrokinetic) energy gently and precisely removes a wide range of human tissue including tooth enamel (the hardest substance in the body), and soft tissue (gum tissue) with no heat or discomfort in most cases.

Waterlase - A Safe Treatment

Dr. Sheila Shahamat is a trained, experienced laser dentist. She started using the Waterlaser in 2002.The Waterlase is a safe medical device and provides pinpoint accuracy, reducing the chance of causing damage to healthy tissues. The primary safety measure necessary during laser treatment is proper protective glasses.

What can the Waterlase be used for?

  • Root canals
  • Decay removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • Smile design
  • General soft tissue procedures
  •  such as Ligual & Labial Frenectomy
  • General dentistry for enamel and dentin
  • Avoid the shot and numbness

What are the benefits of the Waterlase?

  • No Drills, No Needles, No Numbness - in most cases.
  • Heat and vibration are the causes of most discomfort associated with the drill. Since Hydrokinetic cutting does not transmit heat or vibration, many dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia.
  • The laser's pinpoint accuracy means your dentist can leave in place as much healthy tooth structure as possible, allowing you to keep your own teeth longer.
  • Gently performs numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Now you can have them performed during your scheduled appointment and feel better afterwards!
  • The Waterlase prepares your teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth-colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.
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