What is Waterlase?

Waterlase Machine Waterlase Dentistry uses a patented combination of laser energy and water - a process called Hydro Photonics to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gums, and bones more comfortably. Waterlase dentists typically use fewer shots and fewer anesthesias to provide a more comfortable dental experience. That means a new level of comfort and satisfaction for you and your loved ones.

Treatment of gum disease with laser, Periodontal surgical treatment with waterlase

Today’s advanced dental technology such as laser allows us to perform a variety of complicated dental and gum surgical procedures such as gum graft, bone graft, gum cosmetic surgery, removal of cancer tumors, and crown lengthening faster and with more accuracy and precision. Moreover, treatment with a dental laser requires fewer or no dental injections and causes less inflammation and less bleeding. Patients’ recovery time is shorter and there are fewer follow-up visits required!

Why should I use a Waterlase Periodontist?

Waterlase surgical dentistry has many advantages over conventional oral and periodontal surgeries.

Your comfort

Heat, vibration, and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional drill and instruments. Since the Waterlase laser cuts hard and soft tissues without heat, vibration, or pressure, your Periodontist may be able to perform your procedure with fewer shots and less anesthesia. Plus, using a Waterlase laser reduces bleeding, post-operative pain and swelling, and the need for pain medication in many cases. In certain cases, patients could have surgeries without being taken off of Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, and other blood thinners. Waterlase could also be used in the comfortable treatment of oral herpetic lesions, removal, and biopsy of other benign intra-oral lesions.

Accuracy and Precision

A Waterlase Periodontist can safely, accurately, and precisely make an incision in soft and hard tissues while leaving the surrounding cells unaffected.

Reduced Trauma

High-speed drills can cause hairline fractures in teeth that can eventually lead to future dental problems. The gentle action of the Waterlase laser reduces damage to healthy portions of the gum, bone, and tooth, minimizing trauma.

Detoxification of the Root Surface and Implants

Waterlase can safely and accurately detoxify and condition root surfaces for accepting bone and tissue grafts.

Fewer Dental Visits

Since you may not need shots or anesthesia, your Waterlase Periodontist may be able to perform various surgical procedures in several areas of your mouth, rather than having you come back for multiple visits.

Less Bleeding and Swelling

Due to its gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities the Waterlase laser performs many procedures on gums and other soft tissues with little or no bleeding with less post-operative swelling. By doing so it bypasses the normal inflammatory process which is produced by the traditional cutting action of a blade. This translates to less inflammation, less post-operative pain, fewer pain medications, and faster healing.


The Waterlase laser was first cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut tooth surface structures in 1988 and has received over 60 additional clearances for a wide range of procedures on teeth, gums, and bone.

Is Waterlase Dentistry Safe?

YES! In the hands of your trained Periodontist, the Waterlase is a safe medical device. As a Waterlase Periodontist, your doctor is committed to providing you with the best possible care and dental experience.

Performing Laser Gum TherapySurgical procedures that can be performed with the Waterlase technology:

  • Periodontal Surgery
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Gingivectomy
  • Dental Implants
  • Sinus Lift
  • Gum Graft
  • Bone Graft
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Biopsy
  • Frenectomy
  • Exposure of Unerupted teeth
  • Incision and Drainage of Abscess
  • Treatment of Canker sores
  • Treatment of Herpatic Lesions
  • Cosmetic Oral Plastic Surgery
  • Lip Lowering procedure
  • Deep cleaning/Scaling and Root planning
  • Treatment of failing or failed Dental Implants

Our Location

2010 East First Street Suite 230, Santa Ana, CA, 92705

Hours of Operation

Early mornings, late afternoon and Saturday appointments available upon request.


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  • "Such a caring and wonderful Dr. and team. They had me so comfortable and relaxed during my gum graft i actually fell asleep! His knowledge and technology are superb. Would definitely recommend Dr. Elyassian to anyone!"
    Chelsea M.
  • "Dr. Elyassian and his staff are great. Nice clean office. Very friendly and always give me the best service and treatment. Definitely would recommend."
    Siria R.
  • "I'm so glad I found Dr. Elyassian! I needed a bone and gum tissue graft to fix an issue from a previous dentist and Dr. Elyassian saved the day! He's talented and professional, and he really cares!"
  • "I am amazingly pleased with the friendly and high-quality service I receive every time I go to Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists. Dr. Elyassian's expertise and concern for my overall dental health is truly appreciated."
    Melissa B.