Biolase Laser Technology, with Dr. Jeffrey Fellner, Dentist with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, AZ
There are many different types of lasers out there available to both physicians and dentists, which all do the same thing, for the most part. There is one laser being used in dentistry right now that stands out for being so unique, says Dr. Jeffrey Fellner. The Biolase laser, or water laser, is the only laser that uses water as laser energy.
At his Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry dental practice in Glendale, Arizona, Dr. Fellner can treat patients with soft tissue trouble and also do fillings. By using the Biolase laser, there is no drilling involved when filling cavities. Dr. Fellner says that he uses laser energy and water spray in such a way that it actually prepares the tooth, cleans the cavity and allows him to fill it right away. The beauty of it is there are no drills involved and therefore, no friction, vibration or heat, no anesthetic is usually needed, he adds.
Biolase laser works differently in that there's no burning or beam of light or cutting involved. Dr. Fellner says that Biolase uses water to atomize a very fine water spray and works by accelerating the water via laser energy to ablate or adjust tooth structure. Using an analogy, he says it's like having a handful of sand and blowing the sand away.