Soft Tissue Laser
One of the exciting developments in cutting-edge dentistry today is the soft tissue laser. Using sophisticated and minimally invasive laser therapy, we can now treat many of our patients’ oral health issues without the use of scalpel incisions. The soft tissue laser also enables us to perform many procedures without the use of anesthesia. In many instances, the soft tissue laser helps us perform procedures faster and more efficiently than ever before. Other benefits of the soft tissue laser include: Most precise technique available for many procedures. Less discomfort during and after the procedure. Fewer post-treatment complications. Reduced swelling after treatment. Faster healing. Reduced chance of infection. No bleeding from an incision. No sutures typically needed. No anesthetic injections needed in most cases. A laser is a technology that produces a powerful beam of light that can be used to affect and heal soft tissues in the body. Some of the procedures that can be performed with a soft tissue laser include: Removal and reshaping of diseased gum tissue. Treatment of deep gum pockets that contain bacteria. Crown lengthening. Preparation for dental impressions. Sculpting prior to dental implants. Treatment of ulcers in the mouth. Biopsy and removal of benign oral tumours. Abscessed tooth care. Frenum release. Exposing new teeth, including wisdom teeth, which are slow to come through gum tissue. Treating overgrowth of gum tissue. Lessening the pain of cold sores and fever blisters and shortening the duration of flares.