LASER is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.
Lasers have transformed dental surgery by offering minimally invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. The laser's intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it comes into contact with soft tissues in the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. A laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.
With our soft-tissue laser, we can remove damaged gum tissue, re-contour gums for crown placement or aesthetics, and perform other minimally invasive procedures quickly and painlessly.
If you have questions about the lasers we use, please give us a call. We enjoy helping patients understand all of the interesting innovations we implement for their comfort and care.