Laser Dentistry: Solea
Dental lasers have truly revolutionized the dental surgery industry, by transforming conventional procedures into less invasive treatments that not only improve the patient’s smile, but also minimize pain and enhance the recovery process.
Solea, is the first laser in dentistry, meant for the treatment of a soft, hard and osseous tissue. Solea laser has gained so much popularity over the years, because it’s a fast and noiseless procedure, and you will not require any anesthesia or sutures when undergoing the treatment.
Dr. Byrd points out that Solea is a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes a unique 9.3 µm wavelength, which is faster and produces limited noise, as compared to other hard tissue lasers in the dental industry.
Did you know that the Solea Laser is the first CO2 laser to be approved by the FDA for use in both soft and hard tissue dental treatments? Solea Laser is considered an isotopic CO2 laser, which can vaporize your enamel, gum tissues and dentin painlessly.
Due to its versatility in use in the dental industry, the Solea laser is used in general dentistry, as well as in restorative and cosmetic treatments.
Some of these treatments include:
- Elimination of an infected gum tissue
- Elimination of a decayed dentin and enamel to prepare a tooth for filling
- Reshaping of your uneven or excessive gum tissue
- Reduction of your enamel and dentin to prepare for veneers, crowns, inlays and on lays
- Generating a smooth tooth surface after bonding or filling
- Smoothing any cracks or chips on your tooth
Am I the Right Candidate For A Solea Laser Treatment?
Patients who can benefit from undergoing a Solea Laser treatment are those suffering from a wide range of dental conditions, which include cavities, dental restorations and periodontal infections.
Additionally, if you are looking for a dental procedure which is noiseless, comfortable, convenient, has minimal bleeding and a faster recovery process, look no further than the Solea laser treatment.
Dr. Byrd suggests that anyone can be an ideal candidate, regardless of the age, more so, if you tend to develop anxiety before undergoing dental treatments. Despite the fact that Solea Laser treatments do not require administration of a local anesthesia, the lasers do not produce any noise, and you will be relaxed during the entire procedure.
What Should I Expect During The Treatment?
The laser is controlled using a computerized program that moves small mirrors within the hand piece, adjusting the size and power of the laser beam. Your dentist uses a special foot pedal to adjust how fast the Solea laser excises your tissues.
When using the Solea laser technique, your dentist will take a shorter time during the treatment, as opposed to when using traditional dental drills.
Following your treatment, you should expect to experience:
- Maximum comfort, achieved without application of anesthesia
- Less bleeding; a Solea laser will seal incisions instantly, to minimize blood loss
- Decreased risk of infections; the laser kills all bacteria present during the treatment
At Skyview Dentistry, we believe in offering only the most efficient dental care to our patients, and the Solea Laser is helping us achieve this goal every day. Contact us and schedule an appointment today, to learn more about Solea Laser dentistry.