Laser Technology for procedures on soft tissues
In offering our patients laser procedures, we offer treatments that:
- are less invasive
- are less painful
- require less anesthesia
- heal more quickly
- may be completed in fewer visits
Laser technology has replaced traditional dental tools in many procedures, and its applications continue to increase as the technology is further refined. Lasers of different wavelengths are used for a variety of dental applications.
Lasers can replace scalpels for many procedures on soft oral tissues. Lasers allows the dentist to perform treatment with less bleeding and aggravation to surrounding tissue, which reduces healing time.
Laser technology is also revolutionizing teeth whitening, accelerating the action of peroxide gels to achieve stunning results.
Lasers are used in place of scalpels to remove tumors painlessly, extract tissue precisely for biopsy, and perform frenectomy procedures to ‘untie tongues’ in babies, children and adults.
Soft tissue laser diode
Diode lasers are high -performance electrically pumped lasers used to safely cut through soft tissue. Diode lasers have been used for many years by the medical and dental fields and offer many advantages over electro cautery (metal cauterization of the tissue). Patients general bleed less during periodontal surgery, and require less anesthesia. Diode lasers offer consistent results, as they have an excellent rate of precision; this virtually eliminates the risk of gingival recession and scaring. Patients experience minimal post-operative discomfort and can expect a quick healing time. Diode lasers are effectively used in the treatment of periodontal disease.