210 N. Custer Rd. ~ Suite 150 ~ McKinney, TX 75071

Laser Dentistry

Lasers are widely used in a variety of medical fields such as ophthalmology, gynecology, urology, dermatology, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat), gastrointestinal tract ailments, and cosmetic and general surgeries. In many applications, lasers have become preferred method of treatment. In October 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared BIOLASE's HYDROPHOTONIC laser for hard tissue dental procedures

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Clinical Benefits

Patient Comfort

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 Waterlase 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 Waterlase for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.

Accuracy and Precision

Waterlase 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 structure.

Reduced Trauma

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.

Improved Cavity Fillings

Waterlase cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.

Less Bleeding and Swelling

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.

Fewer Dental Visits

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 perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.

Versatility

The Waterlase is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.

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