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Lasers in Dentistry

Lasers in Dentistry
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Manufactured by Biolase, Waterlase® is a high-tech laser surgery tool that uses a patented combination of YSGG laser and water spray to perform a wide range of dental procedures, reducing the use of traditional drills. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. Using Waterlase® Laser Dentistry, we can perform many dental procedures with less noise, very little to no pain, and fewer appointments.

When used for surgical and dental procedures, the Waterlase® laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue to cut soft tissue and bone with greater accuracy and precision. Whereas drills can create loud noises, vibration, and friction, a laser typically does not touch the surface, lowering the need for local anesthesia and the risk of infection and reducing post-operative swelling.

Benefits of Waterlase® Lasers

Reduced heat and vibration
Little or no need for anesthetic
Minimal bleeding
Faster treatment time
Reduced damage to healthy tissues
Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
Fewer infections or post-operative complications

Functions of Waterlase® Lasers

Place dental implants
Reshape gum tissue
Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
Remove areas of tooth decay
Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
Fuse tissues
Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
Perform oral surgery and extractions

Looking for an oral surgeon in Maine? Contact our PORTLAND, WINDHAM, or BIDDEFORD offices today!


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Southern Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Portland

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Southern Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Biddeford

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