What would you say if you could have your fillings placed painlessly without drills or needles? You’d probably say, “Where do I sign up?” Well, now, in many cases, you can with a revolutionary new laser technology known as the Waterlase™. Unlike lasers of the past, this laser is used for both gum and tooth procedures. Previous dental lasers were used only for the gums or whitening the teeth. This new water laser is a breakthrough in comfortable dentistry. Energy from the laser is absorbed by water instead of by the teeth. The microscopic water droplets are energized by the laser, and it is actually the energized water that removes the tooth decay – and usually with no pain and no need for needles. For many dental procedures the Waterlase replaces the dentist’s drill.