Solea® Laser Dentistry
A laser is “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” A gas, carbon dioxide for the Solea® laser, is stimulated by electricity, resulting in the emission of light energy which is then amplified and concentrated to use that energy to ablate or remove decayed tooth (enamel and dentin) as well as bone and soft tissue.
Dental lasers are used to replace the drill and the scalpel. Little to no local anesthetic is needed and the treated area is left free of bacteria, which contributes to faster healing with less complications, such as infection.
Procedures made easier with the laser include:
- Oral surgery involving the removal of gum tissue
- Growths for biopsy
- Correcting ankyloglossia (tongue tied)