Thanks to soft tissue laser technology, we can treat the soft tissues of your mouth with more comfort and precision than ever.
Efficiency and Precision
With an energized beam of light, soft tissues such as the gums can be delicately treated in the dental office. The specially calibrated light beam is used to sculpt and also cauterize specific areas of tissue, effectively minimizing bleeding and accelerating the healing time. In addition to reshaping the gums and controlling bleeding, the laser also sterilizes the treated areas, reducing the risk for an infection.
With a finely focused laser, we have the ability to target specific areas for treatment, leaving the surrounding tissues untouched.
Soft tissue laser procedures are typically painless and can often be performed without anesthesia, eliminating the numbness that is normally associated with surgical procedures. For complex or extensive procedures, local anesthetics and sedation can be administered on an individualized basis.
Laser technology is also exceptionally quiet. During the procedure, a low-pitched humming sound may be emitted rather than the disconcerting sounds of a conventional dental handpiece.
Which Procedures Can Be Performed with a Soft Tissue Laser? • Crown lengthening
- Periodontal therapy/ sterilize periodontal pockets
- Gingival (gum) recontouring without cutting
- Removing soft tissue lesions and cold sores
The use of the soft tissue laser for these and other procedures has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and this technology is safe to use on both adult and pediatric patients.
For a healthy smile, laser dentistry is a well tolerated option that is suitable for a wide range of applications. Its safety has been proven and the long-term effects are favorable. Our patients find that their surgical procedures can be completed faster and more comfortably with lasers, allowing them to return to their busy schedules with very little disruption or inconvenience.
Is Laser Technology Right for You?
We invite you to contact our office today to find out more about how we can use soft tissue lasers as part of your oral health treatment plan.