Laser Dentistry


Soft Tissue Laser

We are proud to carry a soft tissue laser by Biolase Technology called EZ Lase.  The use of lasers became very popular over the years.  Soft tissue laser is a versatile tool which allows dentists to do many procedures without use of the local anesthetic.  

A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy.  when laser light comes in contact with tissue it causes a reaction.  The light produces by the laser can remove, vaporize, or shape tissue.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures.  Lasers are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.  

There are  several advantages of using a dental laser.  Dentists many not need to use local anesthesia, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience.  Laser procedures can be more precise.  Lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies: reduce the amount of bacteria in diseased gum tissue and control bleeding during surgery.  

While using a laser during a dental procedure patients will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect the eyes from the laser.  

Soft tissue lasers are used for the following dental procedures:

·   correct speech problems caused by a tongue-tie, which prevents normal tongue movement

·   uncover partially erupted teeth

·   remove muscle pull, as seen in orthodontic patients

·   manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns

·   remove swollen tissue caused by medication

·   perform biopsy procedures

·   remove inflamed gum tissues and reduce the amount of bacteria within a periodontal pocket

·   remove or reshape excess gum tissue

·   treat abscessed gums and infections in root canals

·   reduce the discomfort of cancer and cold sores

·   activate whitening chemicals during laser whitening procedures

 

 

 

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