We are your local Waterlase specialists.
You may have seen miraculous smile makeovers on TV. Now, that same laser technology can transform your smile with fewer shots and less anesthesia. For the latest in Waterlase dental technology in the Boston area, look to Alpha Plus Dental.
Waterlase is a revolutionary new dental laser that uses laser-energized water to cut teeth. A combination of laser energy and water-spray creates “Hydrokinetic” energy. Water droplets absorb the laser energy and become laser-energized particles that, when directed at the tooth, rapidly remove enamel, dentin, and decay. The Waterlase actually acts in place of a traditional drill – in fact, it significantly improves patients’ comfort! Since there is no heat or vibration, the dental laser reduces the need for anesthesia.
What is “Hydrokinetic” Energy?
Waterlase uses Hydrokinetic technology to gently wash away decay with YSGG laser-energized water droplets. “Hydrokinetic” energy is produced by combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy. The resulting Hydrokinetic energy gently and precisely removes a wide range of tissue types, including tooth enamel and soft tissue (gum tissue) with no heat or discomfort.
Benefits of the Dental Laser
Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the discomfort associated with the drill. Since Waterlase cutting does not transmit heat or vibration, many dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia! The Waterlase also prepares the tooth surface in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth-colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.
Exactly what kind of procedures is “Waterlase” used for?
The Waterlase MD is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures – from decay removal, to cavity preparation, to root canals, to surgical procedures.
- Root Canals
- Decay Removal
- Cavity Treatment
- Smile Design
- Soft Tissue Procedures
- How does the Waterlase MD feel?
Since the Waterlase MD does not generate heat, vibration, or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less anesthesia and fewer numb lips. This proven technology does wonders for a patient’s comfort in undergoing dental treatment.
What are the benefits of the Waterlase MD on soft tissue (gum) procedures?
Due to its safe and gentle cutting action, the Waterlase MD performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with less bleeding , less post-operative pain, and less swelling. In many cases, it also reduces the need for pain medication after treatment.
Do treatments with the Waterlase MD take more time?
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, the Waterlase MD can perform cavity prep in all areas of the mouth in just one visit