The thought of oral surgery and periodontal care may seem daunting. Laser dentistry utilizes a highly-focused beam of light to perform a wide variety of treatments and procedures. Laser therapy can be used in place of more invasive surgical procedures for more comfortable, efficient, and cost-effective treatment for our patients.
Why Should I Get Soft-Tissue Laser Therapy?
Soft-tissue lasers are more gentle, less invasive, and help you recover faster than traditional dental tools like scalpels. Thanks to our investment in modern laser tools, our dentists can provide faster, simpler, and more precise treatment for our patients. Get in touch with us to learn more about the benefits of soft-tissue laser therapy today.
Did you know…
The first dental laser was approved by the FDA in 1990, and was a soft tissue laser primarily used for periodontal (gum) treatment.
Laser Gum Surgery
Soft-tissue lasers allow us to perform gum surgery with precision and comfort. By using a laser, you'll experience shorter healing times and exceptional results.
Lasers can help speed up and increase the efficacy of teeth whitening procedures, which means less time in the chair for you, and more time to show off your sparkling smile.
SOL Soft-Tissue Laser
Pain-free treatments? Check. Faster healing? Check. No scalpels? You better believe it. The SOL soft-tissue laser means better care and more comfort for you. From hygiene and whitening treatments to minimally-invasive surgeries, we've got you covered.
A certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry is an assurance that you’re getting the best care possible from a true professional. The ALD requires that doctors complete additional hours of education, as well as passing clinical and written exams to demonstrate their expertise and attain a certification.
For over 30 years, the American Board of Laser Surgery has been providing patients with peace of mind when it comes to choosing their surgeons. Since 2020, they have also provided an avenue for dentists to earn a certification in the ever-growing field of laser dentistry. Applicants must undergo additional education and pass a challenging test before gaining a certification, so you can rest easy knowing your ABLS certified dentist is truly dedicated to their craft.
Kiss Cold Sores Goodbye
If you're dealing with uncomfortable cold or canker sores, we've got you covered. With laser therapy, we can quickly cure cold sores and reduce healing time. Plus, with every treatment, you'll reduce your chances of experiencing recurring cold or canker sores.
Keeping Care Accessible
Paying for your dental care shouldn’t be a chore. That’s why we make it easy with a range of payment options, so you can get your smile on the right track.
The Benefits of Soft-Tissue Laser Therapy
Improved Accuracy & Precision
Laser tools use extremely focused, precise beams of light to remove soft tissue from the gums, cheeks, and other areas of the mouth. They're much more precise than traditional tools, like scalpels, which enhances overall patient outcomes.
Dramatically Reduced Pain & Bleeding
The extremely high heat of soft tissue lasers cauterizes (seals) tissue, blood vessels, and nerve endings on contact. This means that soft tissue laser treatments are virtually pain-free, and your mouth won’t bleed as much during treatment. There’s also a reduced need for sutures after your surgery.
Faster Healing & Recovery Time
Since lasers are more accurate and precise and are less invasive than traditional dental tools, this adds up to a simpler, faster, and more comfortable recovery process after your procedure. Healing times after procedures like deep cleaning are dramatically reduced.
The Soft-Tissue Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Initial Consultation & Diagnosis
To begin, you’ll need to come in and see your dentist to discuss your oral health and see if soft-tissue laser therapy is right for you. Soft tissue laser therapy is often used to treat gum disease, to take biopsies, to reshape the gums, and for a variety of other purposes.
Treatment With Soft-Tissue Lasers
Next, just come to our office as scheduled for your appointment. Sedation and numbing are usually not needed when using soft-tissue lasers, but may be used for your comfort. Your dentist will follow your surgical plan precisely using our laser tools, ensuring the best results.
Healing & Recovery
After your appointment, you’ll be sent home to rest and recover. Usually, you can get back to your normal routine after just a day or two. However, you should make sure to follow any post-operative instructions provided to you by your dentist.