Soft Tissue Laser

The technology used to care for your smile has continued to evolve and improve in recent times, and one of the most exciting developments has been the dental laser. At Advocate Dental of Palatine, Dr. George Skoog, Dr. Alla Shtilman and our team use a soft tissue laser in Palatine, Illinois, to improve your oral health quickly, accurately and cleanly. To learn more about our laser and meet with our dentists, call our office today at 847-359-8732.

One of the advanced technologies our dentists may use when providing your treatment is a soft tissue laser. Soft tissue lasers allow us to deliver procedures with greater accuracy, providing more effective care and minimizing your recovery time following treatment. Soft tissue lasers are a versatile tool and may be used in a variety of dental procedures, including:

  • Periodontal treatments, including gingivectomy
  • Crown lengthening
  • Frenectomy
  • Cold and canker sores
  • Uncovering an impacted tooth
  • Removing damaged gum tissue
  • Recontouring the gumline
  • Lesion removal
  • Oral tissue biopsies

Some soft tissue lasers may also be used to treat sleep apnea, perform nerve regeneration, aid in dental implant recovery, remove benign tumors and perform teeth whitening treatments.

Using a soft tissue laser provides many benefits. For example, soft tissue lasers allow for better control during the procedure, giving you a more accurate and effective treatment. Lasers also give you a faster treatment time, reduce bleeding and risk of infection following the procedure, and can treat the targeted area without causing damage to any nearby tissue. Soft tissue lasers also enhance your comfort — in fact, you may not even require anesthesia to receive your treatment, though anesthetic and sedation options are available for your use. Additionally, soft tissue lasers are very quiet, emitting only a soft humming sound rather than the loud sounds produced by dental drills and other tools.

If you have any questions about soft tissue lasers and would like to schedule a consultation with our skilled dentists, contact our office today.

Patient Reviews

Dr. Skoog is very dedicated to his work and the well-being of his patients. On two different circumstances he was able to squeeze me in when he had a fully booked day. He is very good with understanding a patient’s apprehension of dentists. 🙂

- Sandy S.

So appreciative to Dr. Skoog for taking care of my husband’s terrible toothache during the holiday season. We are not patients of Dr. Skoog as we live out of state. He stayed late on a Saturday to alleviate my husband’s pain. We can’t thank him enough! Highly recommend.

- Ann M.

Great care! The office is usually on time or early. Dr Skoog is very good and offers a lot of services eliminating the need to go to multiple providers which saves time. All staff is professional and friendly as well they make you feel like your their close friend.

- Jeff A.
Hours

Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed