Dental Laser Technology

The Hydrokinetic™ process is the removal of tissues with YSGG laser-energized water droplets. Hydrokinetic™ energy is produced by combining a spray of atomized water with laser energy. The resulting Hydrokinetic™ energy gently and precisely removes a wide range of human tissue including tooth enamel (the hardest substance in the body), and soft tissue (gum tissue) with no heat and no pain in most cases.

What are the Benefits of the Hydrokinetic Laser?

  • Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the pain associated with the drill. Since Hydrokinetic cutting does not transmit heat or vibration, most dental procedures can be performed with no pain, virtually eliminating the need for anesthesia in most cases.
  • The laser's pinpoint accuracy is precise enough that your dentist can leave behind as much healthy tooth structure as possible, allowing you to keep your own teeth longer.
  • Effectively performs numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures with little or no bleeding. The laser gives your dentist a new high-tech tool for many procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Now you can have them performed during your scheduled appointment.
  • Avoids many common problems of the high speed drill, including cracks in the teeth from the vibration and rapid turning of the drill burrs which can weaken your teeth, creating future problems. The laser sterilizes as it cuts, leaving less chance for bacterial contamination.
  • The Millennium prepares your teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth colored fillings, allowing them to last longer.

Is the laser safe?

In the hands of your trained dentist, the Millennium Laser is as safe as other medical devices. With it's 2mm active range from the tip, the laser provides pinpoint accuracy, reducing the chance of causing damage to healthy tissues. The primary safety measure necessary during laser treatment is proper protective glasses.

When it comes to cutting, yes, it is more safe than a high-speed handpiece. A laser cuts only on the tip, not on the side as does a bur. The beam cuts only when it hovers, so dentists can pass the beam over the backs of their hands without harm. The cutting focal point is 1 mm from the tip, which is the only place it will cut.

It has many advantages over conventional drills, such as no overheating and damage to teeth or gum bed, no vibration or high-pitched whine as experienced with mechanical drilling, and total compatibility with human tissue.

What can the Millennium be used for?

  • Decay Removal
  • Cavity Preparation
  • Reshape "gummy" smiles
  • General soft tissue procedures
  • General dentistry for enamel and dentin
  • Avoid being "numbed"
  • Avoid the shot and pain

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