Biolase® Waterlase Laser Treatment
The Waterlase laser is one of the newest innovations in dentistry that can allow Dr. Robert Rioseco to perform a wide range of common procedures with increased comfort, precision, and convenience for our patients. What makes this laser truly unique is the combination of focused light energy with a powerful yet gentle stream of water. Designed by Biolase®, this state-of-the-art laser can improve your smile by reshaping the gums, eliminating discomfort during procedures that would typically require Novocain, and disinfect tooth cavities or root canals with a more holistic approach. For patients who put off scheduling dental procedures due to anxiety, the Waterlase® laser also allows Dr. Rioseco to complete treatments in less time – and without the need for a drill – making your visits to our office a more pleasant experience.
The Waterlase® laser can aid in a variety of dental procedures, including:
- Laser Bacterial Reduction: The Waterlase® laser is able to eradicate nearly 100% of harmful bacteria residing along the gumline or in pockets within gum tissue. This treatment is non-invasive and virtually pain-free.
- Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy: For deep cleanings or root planing, the Waterlase® laser can excise damaged or decayed soft tissue without the use of a blade. This non-surgical procedure can also sterilize the target sites, jump-start the healing process, and encourage the regeneration of bone around the teeth for the effective treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.
- Gum Lift or Gum Contouring: This cosmetic dentistry procedure can reshape the gum line for a more symmetrical, proportionate smile. Often used to treat what is commonly referred to as “gummy smile,” the Waterlase® laser can elongate the appearance of short teeth and sculpt the gum tissue for a more beautiful appearance.
In addition, the Waterlase® laser can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as oral growths, receding gums, or a “tongue tie” (restricted tongue movement). For most patients, all procedures performed with this innovative laser are virtually painless without the use of an anesthetic or numbing agent. To learn more about improving your oral health and your smile with the Waterlase® laser, please contact us today.