Waterlase Laser Dentistry

What is Waterlase Laser 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 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.
 
What are the benefits of the Waterlase?
 
  • No Drills, No Needles, No Numbness (in most cases)
  • Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the discomfort associated with the drill.  Since Hydrokinetic cutting does not transmit heat or vibration, many dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia, in most cases.
  • The laser's pinpoint accuracy is precise enough that Dr. Korinis can leave in place as much healthy tooth structure as possible, allowing you to keep your teeth longer.
  • Gently performs numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures with little or no bleeding.  The laser gives Dr. Korinis a new high-tech tool for many procedures that previously required a specialist.
  • The Waterlase prepares your teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.

 

What can the Waterlase be used for?
 
  • Root canals
  • Decay removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • Smile design
  • General soft tissue procedures
  • General dentistry for enamel and dentin
  • Avoid the shot and being "numbed"