How does the Powerlase® Dental Laser Work & Why is it Painless?

Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Powerlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the Powerlase® for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.


Powerlase® dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure.


High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Powerlase® reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.


Powerlase® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.


Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Powerlase® performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.


Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a Powerlase® dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Powerlase® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.


The Powerlase® is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.

To read more about the Powerlase® from Biolase Technology, visit their home site here. Dr McConnell is proud to have been trained in the use of this cutting-edge technology to serve you with the best available healthcare.