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Solea laser dentistry is one of the most efficient and effective soft tissue lasers in the dental industry. Patients who are anxious over seeing the dentist for treatments can find relief in knowing that laser dentistry reduces the need for general anesthesia. With no pain-triggering vibrations or inconvenient numbing after your appointment, you can now undergo several different treatments in one comfortable dental visit.
How Solea Laser Dentistry Works
Laser dentistry treatments work by honing an intense beam of light energy to perform precise dental procedures. The easy to control laser system allows for your dentist to painlessly cut or vaporize tissue on contact, eliminate dental decay, and remove the soft tissue from the gums with ease. Blood loss is minimized due to the high-energy light beam cauterizing as it moves throughout the treatment. Solea laser dentistry prevents bacterial infections by sterilizing the area and minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue. This effective treatment method drastically reduces patient recovery time and the need for over-the-counter painkillers.
Types of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry uses two types of lasers. Each laser uses a different wavelength to cut into different types of tissues.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Soft tissue lasers use a short wavelength that can easily be absorbed by hemoglobin and water. They cut through gum tissues and simultaneously seal the blood vessels. This is the reason why laser dentistry does not cause blood loss. Soft tissue lasers are used to remove tumors or canker sores and treat gum diseases.
Hard Tissue Lasers
Hard tissue lasers are primarily used for cutting through your teeth. They use a specific wavelength that can easily cut through calcium phosphate present in teeth. Hard tissue lasers are used for treating tooth decay and shaping the tooth for receiving the filling.
What Makes Laser Dentistry Painless?
Solea laser dentistry is ideal for patients who suffer from any form of dental anxiety. This high-energy light technology is less invasive than traditional dentistry methods involving a scalpel. By removing the need for drills and scalpels, the need for general anesthesia is also significantly reduced. From biopsies to routine cavity fillings, laser dentistry has made many regular treatments completely painless. All procedures are performed with pinpoint accuracy to protect the surrounding tissue and eliminate the need for stitches while reducing the risk of infection.
Laser Dentistry Treatments
Laser dentistry is commonly known for cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and gummy smile treatment; however, many restorative procedures can be achieved painlessly. Solea laser dentistry can be used to treat several common dental issues, including the following:
- Gum disease
- Gum inflammation
- Gum reshaping
- Cavities and tooth decay
- Crown preparation
- Crown lengthening
- Inlays and onlays
- Old filling removal
- Root canals
- Wisdom teeth
Laser Dentistry For Kids
Not only is laser dentistry ideal for adults who suffer from dental anxiety, but it is an excellent option for children as well. The Solea laser is a revolutionary tool that will allow your children to have a positive attitude about visiting the dentist and routine dental procedures. Laser dentistry is frequently used to treat some of the following dental needs in children:
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie or lip-tie correction)
- Exposing unerupted teeth
- Removal of pulp tissue
Ready To Learn More About Laser Dentistry?
The Solea laser has made it possible for Hoffman Dental Care to provide our patients with a comfortable and virtually painless experience at the dentist. Our entire team is committed to providing quality dental care to our patients and their families in Macomb. If you’re ready to learn more about laser dentistry and how it can improve your dental health, contact Hoffman Dental Care today.