Soft Tissue Laser
Our office utilizes Soft Tissue Laser to accomplish beyond what traditional treatments could achieve. LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.
Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. The laser’s intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it contacts soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.
Why use Soft Tissue Lasers?
Lasers are used because of the precise control they afford the dentist and the comfort they provide to patients. Lasers perform many functions at once. not only can a laser remove tissue but it can also be used to seal blood vessels and nerve endings, reducing bleeding and postoperative pain and swelling. Dentists and patients also appreciate that many times a laser may be used with minimal or no anesthetic.
What about pain?
The soft tissue laser beam has a natural sterilization effect—it evaporates bacteria, viruses and fungi, which leads to a decrease in local infections. One of the biggest advantages of laser therapy is the fact that many times procedures can be performed with much less discomfort and postoperative pain than with conventional methods. This is due to the laser’s ability to seal off nerve endings and blood vessels and to be tissue specfic during treatment. This is one thing that makes patients very happy. With this benefit alone, more patients are now asking their health care professionals if they use dental lasers in their work place.
Dental Lasers do not make whining sounds or other annoying noises. You should be able to relax and be comfortable while the dental laser is in use.
What about damage to my eyes?
We will have you wear special safety eyewear during the procedure. These specially designed glasses also protect your eyes from other materials that may be used during your therapy.
Dental lasers are used for a variety of treatment procedures. The qualified dentist knows which type of treatments are more patient friendly with a laser versus the traditional methods.