Technology continues to change our lives every day. Increasingly, dentists are choosing to use cutting-edge tools including dental lasers to take care of your oral health. Depending on the type of laser your dentist uses, they can successfully treat many common dental conditions in a gentle, minimally invasive way.

BIOLASE is the world’s leading innovator in dental lasers. With thousands of lasers in use in operatories worldwide, millions of patients have experienced the benefits of laser dentistry, such as gentler procedures and comfortable healing.
Our award-winning Waterlase system is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser energy and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill.

Dr. Merrell is the proud owner of a Biolase Waterlase laser. This laser is able to help complete fillings without anesthetic, reduce tooth sensitivity, help heal a cold sore faster, perform gingival recontouring, allow us to access a deep cavity easier and without contamination, perform frenectomies, and so much more with little to no pain and a faster recovery than traditional procedures. Ask us how the Waterlase can help make your dental appointment more enjoyable!

Why Waterlase?

Virtually Painless

Are you scared of going to the dentist because you’ll hear the dreaded drill screeching in your ear? Or maybe you are terrified of the needle — and who likes leaving the dental office with a droopy or puffy face? These dental fears can be alleviated with a Waterlase dentist. The Waterlase is a dental laser that enables the dentist to use minimal and in some cases even no anesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures!

Safe and Precise

The Waterlase is cleared for numerous dental applications that can be performed on both pediatric and adult patients. One of the Waterlase’s greatest strengths is how precise it is!

Conventional dental drills rely on removing large amounts of tooth to get the job done, and the constant grinding and spinning of a drill bur can cause heat, pain, and microscopic cracks, which could possibly lead to future infections underneath the filling.

The Waterlase, on the other hand, removes very precise amounts of tooth, without damaging or cracking the rest of the tooth! And because it is so precise, you will rarely need anesthetic!

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