Naperville Family Dentist

Joseph A. Haselhorst D.D.S

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Waterlase is the latest laser dental system designed to replace the traditional dental drills. This HydroKinetic laser system was developed some years ago by BioLase, a medical laser manufacture, and Waterlase is the latest and most modern version of this system. Doctor Haselhorst was the first dentist in Naperville to start using a HydroKinetic laser (see Press Release).

This laser can be used to perform all classes of cavity preparations with no need of anesthesia. This means no needles are required to treat normal tooth decay. For a drill to remove decay it must be pressed against the tooth producing vibrations and heat from friction. The pressure, heat and vibration created cause most of the discomfort experienced by patients. The Waterlase laser does not require being pressed on to the tooth, so this discomfort is not experienced.