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BIOLASE® Waterlase®

BIOLASE® Technology designs innovative dental lasers to reduce the complexity and trauma associated with many common dental procedures.  The drill (aka the ‘handpiece’) strikes fear into the hearts of many with its noise, vibration, and heat.

The Waterlase® device utilizes hydrokinetic technology to remove hard and soft tissue with laser-powered water droplets.  There is no heat, no vibrations, and no noise associated with the Waterlase laser, and it is completely safe.  The FDA deemed the hydrokinetic laser safe for use on both adults and children in 1998.

The BIOLASE® Waterlase® is an extremely versatile piece of dental equipment.  It can be used to perform or expedite many procedures including:

  • Caries removal.
  • Cavity preparation.
  • Dentin and enamel procedures.
  • Gum lifts and reshaping.
  • Removal of decay.
  • Soft tissue procedures.

What benefits does BIOLASE® Waterlase® offer?

Waterlase® works by precisely combining atomized water and laser energy to gently remove hard and soft tissue.  This precision laser means that in most cases, there is no need for anesthesia.  Additionally, the laser actually sterilizes the surgical area, meaning that there is less risk of bacterial invasions or infections.  For children and fearful patients, the Waterlase® offers a needleless, painless way to achieve the perfect smile.

Here are some reasons why using Waterlase® is preferable to the traditional dental drill:

  • Adjacent teeth remain unaffected.
  • Faster and stronger bonding of fillings.
  • Less of the healthy tooth is removed.
  • Minimal bleeding during and after procedures.
  • No noise, heat, or unpleasant vibrations.
  • Pinpoint accuracy generates better results.
  • Reduced number of dental visits.
  • Reduced risk of post-surgical infection.

How are Waterlase® procedures performed?

Though each Waterlase® procedure differs in detail, some elements remain constant.  First, protective eyewear will be provided to protect the eyes.  Second, a small Waterlase® laser will project streams of atomized water to cut into the hard or soft tissue.  The laser sterilizes as it moves, which means that in the case of soft tissue augmentation, the whole procedure can be completed in a single visit.

The Waterlase® laser increases comfort levels, reduces anxiety, and reduces cost.  In addition, it is one of the least invasive, most effective tools that dentists have at their fingertips.  Waterlase® can significantly improve the health of the teeth and restore the beauty of the smile.

If you have questions about BIOLASE® Waterlase®, please ask your dentist.

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I've been to many dentists over the years, but nothing prepared me for the most amazing experiences I've had with Doc Wood and his team of experts. Warm, kind, anxiety free and most of all... actually enjoyable.

No one enjoys going to the Dentist, I thought. But I can now say with certainty that I do, and look forward to seeing them again which is why I come all the way from Los Angeles to Corvallis. An incredible experience with incredible people. THANKS, DOC! YOU'RE THE BEST! If only all Dentists could be like you... we'd all have amazing teeth!

Fireball T.L.

Best dental office ever. Skilled professionals with a gentle touch, always concerned with my comfort level, and excellent at what they do. Also, state of the art equipment creates your crowns while you wait. No more temporary crowns and multiple visits. Awesome!

Connie E.

I actually travel across 2 states to visit Dr Wood at his office. His gentle touch is worth the drive. Not to mention his staff is always so courteous and kind, but not nosey. I can't believe how nice it is to not have to fear going to the dentist anymore. Also he is the best at giving shots. Hardly feel them. I actually enjoy going to the dentist. It's like being with family! That's the only way to say it. Plus he really works well with my insurance. And he knows what he is doing! And has some really great equipment. I needed a new tooth and they did everything in house. No repeat visit, just a quick change. My smile has never looked better. Thanks Dr Wood!!!! :)

Jeremy S.

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