Is Waterlase Dentistry Safe?
Is Waterlase Dentistry™ Safe?
Waterlase Dentistry™ is one of the most advanced dental technologies available today. It was developed by BIOLASE Technology in Irvine, Ca. BIOLASE dental lasers have been used to treat millions of patients. A Waterlase dental laser creates special, highly concentrated light energy (@ 22780nm), and sends it through an optical fiber to its handpiece. Your dentist uses the handpiece to aim the laser energy at precisely the areas to be treated.
Some laser systems combine the laser energy with a gentle spray of water. Waterlase Dentistry was developed specifically to remove decay and prepare damaged teeth for restoration, and to perform gum and other soft tissue treatments/surgery safely and comfortably. Patients and treatment personnel wear protective glasses when the Waterlase is used.