Laser Dentistry-Waterlase

"Doctors have used lasers for years to provide better care for their patients: in LASIK vision correction, for removing skin blemishes and in all kinds of surgery.

Now we decided to invest in a Waterlase MD dental laser to provide you with the highest standard of dental care.
The Waterlase MDis a revolutionary tool for dentists, that uses a unique combination of laser energy and water, a process called HydroPhotonics, to perform many traditional dental procedures with fewer injections and less anesthesia. HydroPhotonics describes an interaction between laser energy and water that creates a fast and unique cutting action without vibration, pressure and heat. Because there is no heat, pressure and vibration involved, when using Waterlase MD many dental procedures can be done with less or even without anesthesia, making the experience more pleasant.
The Waterlase MD laser is extremely versatile. It can be used in a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures: decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, surgical procedures on gum and bone, periodontal treatment, and many others. Benefits of dental laser on soft tissue (gum) procedures: due to the precise, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, soft tissue procedures are done with less bleeding, less post-operative pain, less swelling, faster healing and reduce need for pain medication in many cases.
Benefits of the Waterlase MD dental laser on hard tissue procedures: capability to remove tooth structure and bone very precisely leaving surrounding tissue unaffected, in the same time sterilizing the area and improving healing. It is well researched that healing after extraction and implant placement when using laser decontamination is uneventful. Using laser for finishing cavity preparation improves bond strength between tooth structure and white fillings.

We review patient medical history, medication and we want to be informed about any changes in general health and medication. Being knowledgeable about your health is beneficial in providing the best customized care.

Waterlase MD can be used to remove debris and bacteria between teeth and gums that cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth.
Deep pocket therapy with New Attachment using Waterlase MD laser and patented Radial Firing Perio Tip is a minimally invasive therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease that promotes new-attachment to the root surface. The laser energy of Waterlase MD is especially effective for minimal removal of both inflammed subgingival tissue and calculus deposits, to prepare the pocket and tooth surface for healing and new attachment. The Waterlase MD can be used as an adjunct in root canal therapy for disinfection and sterilization.

Other benefits of the laser are: removing oral growths, fix a tongue tie, relieve pain from cold sores and cancer sores, desensitization. The uses are many and we are very happy to be able to offer the benefits of this new technology to our patients.

If you are interested in more information about the benefits of Waterlase and laser dentistry in general please call for a consult with Dr. Flavia Gruesc at Gateway Dental Clinic located in North York, Toronto.

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What our patients say

Painless treatments. Highly recommended.


Very professional and caring dentist, friendly and efficient staff and the office is welcoming and modern.


Dr Flavia is a professional and a friendly doctor. She has the latest equipment and the treatment is painless.