The new I-Plus Waterlase is a revolutionary device created by BIOLASE Technology that virtually replaces the drill and other traditional treatment devices used in dental practices.  The system uses a laser beam that energizes an exact stream of water that, when directed on a tooth, removes enamel, tooth decay and cavities.  There are a number of advantages to using the Waterlase in place of traditional dental tools.  This includes virtually pain free treatment as there is typically no need for local anesthesia.  With this procedure,  less of the tooth needs to be removed,  allowing you to retain more of the natural enamel and underlying tissue to keep your teeth strong.  Sometimes drilling causes fractures and cracks in the dental enamel, and the risk of this is much lower with laser dentistry.   The laser is much faster than a drill so you spend less time in the chair.  It also is much quieter without the unpleasant sound of the drill.  The Waterlase is the next evolutionary stage in the practice of dentistry and only 1,400 dentists are practicing this in the USA.

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

  • Adjacent teeth remain unaffected

  • Faster and stronger bonding of filling

  • Less of the healthy tooth is removed

  • Minimal bleeding during and after procedures

  • Less noise, no heat, or unpleasant vibrations

  • Pinpoint accuracy generates better results

  • Reduced number of dental visits

  • Reduced risk of post-surgical infection