Gentle Waterlase vs. Drill
Say goodbye to the painful drill!
Smile Sensations Features Gentle Waterlase Dentistry!
It’s a dream come true.
Every parent who was traumatized by the dentist when they were a kid wants to avoid the same experience for their children. Your kids CAN have their cavities fixed without an injection, without pain and without a numb lip afterwards. And without dental phobia.
Waterlase Dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures â€“ without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill. With many procedures, it’s possible to use less anesthetic, and often no anesthetic at all.
Dr. Steven Wolpo can often get you in and out of the dentist chair faster, since it’s less likely that you’ll need an injection â€“ research shows that the vast majority of patients don’t. It’s nice to avoid that shot, isn’t it? Not using anesthetic allows Dr. Wolpo to perform procedures that used to require more than one visit in a single appointment. Also, Dr. Wolpo can perform procedures that once meant an additional trip to a specialist, saving you even more time.
Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation 203-323-9277
The first FDA cleared laser treatment for improved root canal disinfection.
- 99.7% Reduction in bacterial counts in the root canal approaches sterilization
- Bacteria counts 2.86 X lower than most effective conventional treatment
- Reduces risk of re-infection
- Effective on most resistant root canal bacteria – E. faecalis
- Minimally invasive technique conserves tooth structure
- Only 2-3 minutes for disinfection saves 20-30 min. over usual treatment
Waterlast root canal treatment reduces bacteria to levels approaching sterilization
More than 15 million root canal procedures are performed every year. Using conventional methods, 4-6 percent of root canals fail, a relatively high rate for a dental procedure, causing patients to go through retreatment. In some cases, the tooth cannot be saved and time consuming and expensive restorations such as dental implants are required.
A root canal is a treatment used to eliminate infection and save a tooth that is painful, badly decayed and infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected and sealed.
With Waterlase Dentistryâ„¢ Dr. Wolpo can perform root canal procedures faster and more effectively than with conventional treatment methods.
Only WaterlaseÂ® combines laser light and water for fast cutting without heat, vibration, or pressure.
Proven by ADA Published University Research
Articles in the Journal of the American Dental Association and other prestigious dental journals are proof that Waterlase Dentistry root canal treatment is better. A research team from at Temple University, led by Dr. Roy Stevens, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Endodontology at Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry, demonstrated that the powerful Waterlase Dentistry laser light can significantly reduce the level of infection in the root canal and adjacent infected dentin by up to 99.7 percent.
“The effectiveness of this treatment lends itself to improving the way that we perform root canal therapy,” Dr. Stevens said, adding that the results of the team’s research were of “great significance” for several reasons.
“First, these bacteria are known to be highly resistant to other disinfection currently used in root canal therapy,” Dr. Stevens said. “Second, the research demonstrates that the disinfection capability of the laser is effective at a distance into the dentin surrounding the canal, overcoming some accessibility problems for conventional treatment methods. Third, a high level of disinfection can be achieved in minutes, saving both the patient and dentist considerable time during endodontic treatment.”
A key element of the laser therapy is that the disinfection procedure can be done quickly, in two to three minutes, compared to the 20-30 minutes required in traditional chemical treatments using sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that have been performed since the 1920s.
What Others Are Saying (more)
“I just wanted to comment on the WaterlaseÂ®. I lost a crown (pin and all) and figured that the tooth couldn’t be saved and I’d have a painful procedure to look forward to. My dentist recently purchased a WaterlaseÂ®, I noticed it as soon as I sat in the chair. He asked me if I was willing to have him use the Waterlase to cut back the soft gum tissue so he could reattach the crown. I have to say, even though he said he’s only been using it for about 3 days, I had no pain beyond that I get from flossing. It was a wonderful experience and I should know, I’ve had extensive dental work performed over the last 10 years. I still can’t believe I came out of today’s visit without any pain or numbness. Thank you Biolase!”
– C. Stevens, Colorado
“You can just have your treatment done, no anticipation. So I do think it’s going to change how people feel about coming to the dentist.”
– N. Seyler, Oregon