is our multipurpose laser. It is capable of cutting both hard and soft tissue, as well as many other beneficial biologic effects. This laser can remove a cavity from a tooth, often times without the need for local anesthesia. It is very effective in killing bacteria and is an excellent adjunct to the conventional drill in a deep cavity or preparation. This can be the tipping point between a tooth healing or needing a root canal. There is a secondary healing effect as the laser is being used; the coherent photons of light coming out of the end of the laser are able to penetrate into the pulp of the tooth. The cells in the pulp take up the light and enjoy a biologic effect of healing, reduced inflammation and stimulation of stem cells for repair.
The WaterLaseMD is excellent in soft tissue management. It is commonly used in crown and bridge to trim unhealthy tissue that is necessary to provide a clean impression and healthy post-op healing. Patients are continually amazed at how there is virtually no discomfort, even the next day, after significant amounts of gum have been trimmed. This laser is very effective in other soft tissue applications such as biopsy. Many biopsies can be completed with only the use of topical anesthetic. The WaterlaseMD is also used to sterilize the canals in root canals and is effective in debridement of the sockets of extracted teeth, again killing bacteria and stimulating healing. View our Article on Lasers in Dentistry
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