Laser Dentistry

advanced techniques for optimum oral health

If the thought of visiting the dentist for your periodic dental health checkup or cavity removal makes you anxious, we at James Fitzgerald Dental have just the right solution. We offer Waterlase® laser dentistry, the least invasive and painless way to address various dental and gum issues. Our practice is committed to using the latest technology that not only achieves high-quality results but enhances your comfort levels while reducing your anxiety.

Waterlase® laser dentistry offers precise results and significantly improves dental health while restoring your confidence. We use the award-winning system that combines water spray and laser energy to perform various dental procedures without using drills, anesthesia, or shots.

What is Waterlase® dentistry?

Dental lasers since their inception have revolutionized the practice of dentistry and improved patient experiences drastically by enabling dentists to perform minimally invasive, safe, and gentle treatments. Lasers, unlike drills and other instruments, do not cause pressure, heat, vibration, or noise and enhance patient comfort.

Waterlase® is a laser system developed by Biolase, a leading company that makes dental lasers and other products. The Waterlase® device was approved for use by the FDA in 1998 and combines laser energy and atomized water. The system features hydrokinetic technology where water droplets powered by laser are used to remove soft and hard tissue. As there are no vibrations, heat, noise, injections, or sedation involved, the procedure is painless, safe, and highly effective.

The Biolase Waterlase® is ideally suited for micro-dentistry that involves the removal of small amounts of affected soft tissue, decayed tooth structure, or bone.

At James Fitzgerald Dental, we use the BIOLASE® Waterlase® system to perform many dental procedures such as:

  • Dental cavity removal
  • Caries and decay removal
  • Gum surgery
  • Enamel and dentin procedures
  • Soft tissue procedures

What does Waterlase® dentistry involve?

After a thorough evaluation of your medical and dental health history, Dr. Fitzgerald determines your candidacy for Waterlase® dentistry and explains the procedure, the outcome, and the after-care. During the procedure, protective eyewear is given to the patient after which the Waterlase® laser is used to project atomized water streams to cut the hard or soft tissue. As the laser sterilizes the treatment area, the entire procedure in the case of soft tissue surgery can be performed in a single visit.

The Waterlase® advantage

Waterlase® leverages laser and water to gently remove dental tissue. With no requirement of anesthesia, sedation, or injections in most cases, patients have a painless and hassle-free experience during and after the procedure. As the laser also sterilizes the area being treated, there is minimal risk of bacterial or other infections. The system is ideally suited for both, children and adults who have fear of needles or anesthesia.

Waterlase® benefits

Our leading dental practice in Brisbane, CA is headed by Dr. James E. Fitzgerald who has over three decades of experience in performing wide-ranging dental procedures. He is skilled in using the Waterlase® system to achieve maximum outcomes.

In his trained hands, the Waterlase® system provides multiple benefits including:

  • Gum surgery can be performed without using drills or needles
  • No need for an anesthetic injection
  • Reduced trauma to the treated area
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimized bacterial contamination risk
  • Negligible to zero bleeding or swelling
  • Quicker procedures
  • Enhanced patient comfort

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The practice is headed by Dr. James E. Fitzgerald who graduated from the UCSF School of Dentistry and has over 30 years of experience in the field. His exceptional skills, knowledge, and compassionate care are the reasons why our practice is one of the most sought-after dental practices in Brisbane, CA. Dr. Fitzgerald is ably assisted by a team of highly qualified dentists and support staff who are committed to ensuring your experience is safe and comfortable.

We give equal priority to clinical excellence and patient safety and experience. As the leading destination in Brisbane for wide-ranging cosmetic and laser dental procedures, we combine unmatched expertise, skills, and compassion to provide outstanding patient care. Our professionals stay updated on the latest advancements in the field to offer cutting-edge treatments with minimal pain and downtime.

We are committed to offering a comfortable, safe, and refreshing patient experience from start to finish. We use sophisticated laser technology to address a variety of dental issues without the use of traditional dreaded tools such as drills, needles, or scalpels. This means that you no longer have to neglect your dental treatment for fear of anesthesia, pain, or injections.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald to know more about Waterlase® laser dentistry.