Dr. Etter is pleased to announce that our office now offers virtually pain free dentistry with our new Waterlase system. Waterlase is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental instruments. Using the laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill. Dental works that involves drilling generates vibrations, heat and pressure, which are the primary causes of pain associated with dental drilling. Cutting both hard and soft tissue (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, thus resulting in a relaxed and paint free dental experience for you and your family.
The WaterLase is an innovative dental laser enabling the dentist to use minimal and even in some cases even no anesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures. Waterlase technology helps with decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others. Using the Waterlase for gum procedures greatly reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases. Using the Waterlase Dr. Etter can now perform many different dental procedures, which previously had to be referred to specialist. Not only will the Waterlase offer you a pain free visit, you'll also have fewer dental appointments.
Dr. Etter also uses the laser for tongue and lip frenectomy procedures to correct ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie).