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
- 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.