Waterlase

Advanced Laser Technology

Scientifically Advanced Laser Technology

We provide a more gentle, precise and convenient dental experience with top of the range laser technology especially for dentistry.

Waterlase Dentistry

Umhlanga Dental is the first in KZN to offer Waterlase Express technology. The award-winning Waterlase system is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser energy and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill.

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Using dual-wavelength laser technology, the Waterlase and EPIC, Dr Sykes offers a scientifically advanced alternative to traditional dental tools, now able to provide a more gentle, precise and convenient dental experience with top of the range laser technology especially for dentistry.

The Waterlase laser combines laser energy with a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures – without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the conventional dental drill. With many procedures, it's possible to use less anaesthetic, and often no anaesthetic at all. Waterlase dentistry is used for Cavities, Oral Surgery and Mouth Sores, Repair Treatment for Gum Disease and Peri-Implantitis, Endodontic cleaning and disinfection, and being so gentle and precise, it is ideal for Pediatric Dentistry for kids of all ages. Learn more about Waterlase dentistry.

The EPIC X laser (soft tissue) specialises in providing a more effective and gentle experience in Oral Surgery, Periodontal Treatment and disinfection, Endodontic disinfection as well as excellent Laser Pain Therapy and Laser Teeth Whitening (faster and with less chance of any sensitivity).

Laser Teeth Whitening with Biolase Epic Laser & Gel

The laser energy activates the LaserWhite20 whitening gel containing photo initiators to accelerate the whitening process. This helps ensure that whitening is as quick as possible, without pain or damage to the surrounding gums. With the Biolase EPIC laser, a full whitening procedure, lightening teeth by 4-6 shades, in just 30 minutes of active treatment time. This is faster than other in-office whitening systems and allows patients to get back to daily life (with a brighter smile) as soon as possible.

Benefits of Lasers over Conventional Surgery

  • Lasers have an ability to seal blood vessels thereby achieving haemostasis
  • Lasers seal lymphatic vessels, so decrease post surgical swelling
  • They seal nerve fibres thereby reducing operative and post operative pain
  • Reduces mechanical trauma to tissue
  • Less scarring and greater precision because of the mono chromic coherence qualities
  • Reduces bacterical counts thereby promoting predictable healing with minimal post operative inflammation