When you think of lasers, the first thing that you call to mind might be cat toys or science fiction movies. However, lasers also have numerous applications in modern day medicine and dentistry. Because our practice is committed to providing only the highest level of care for our patients, we have invested in a soft tissue laser. This precise tool offers numerous benefits and can even contribute to totally painless dentistry. Read on below to learn more about the soft tissue laser, how it works, and how it can enhance your experience in our office.
A laser is a highly concentrated beam of light. A dental soft tissue laser is specifically engineered to be used on the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Here at Southeastern Dental Care, we use this remarkable tool to perform a number of procedures, including:
Our soft tissue laser offers numerous benefits. Here are some of the most outstanding ones:
Gum disease treatment and gum contouring are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to applications for laser dentistry. The FDA has approved soft tissue lasers for a wide variety of other procedures, including cold sore treatment, frenectomies, and more.
When you visit our team for a consultation, your dentist will carefully evaluate your mouth and make a personalized treatment recommendation. If a soft tissue laser will be used in your procedure, we’ll be sure to explain the details of how we’ll be using it and what you can expect while we are performing the service for you.
The soft tissue laser is just one example of the advanced technology in our office. To learn more about the tools we are using to enhance your care experience, contact our friendly team.