Waterlase is an innovative dental technology we are pleased to feature at Orem Pediatric Dentistry. Waterlase combines laser energy with air and water to provide precise, comfortable treatment. We may use lasers to assist in a variety of different treatments, including cavity and root canal therapy.
Waterlase works by focusing an ultrafine laser and combining water and air to the laser stream. The laser excites water molecules within the tooth to precisely and effectively cut tissue. Our dentist uses this laser to remove or drill into tooth tissue. By its nature, Waterlase is comfortable and little to no anesthesia can be used in most cases. Regular drills require local anesthesia because they remove larger portions of tooth. Waterlase, however, is more precise and can work in far smaller areas. In addition, the Waterlase does not actually come into contact with your mouth, eliminating the risk for cross-contamination.
Dr. R. Bruce Howell is proud to utilize the Waterlase instrument at our office as part of our commitment to our patients. Learn how we can make your next appointment with our dentist more comfortable and more efficient with Waterlase laser dentistry in Orem, Utah. Call us today to learn more about our comprehensive pediatric dental services and to schedule your child’s next appointment.