Soft tissue laser therapy is an innovative tool used in dentistry procedures, replacing traditional surgical tools. This focused beam of light is revolutionary in a number of different treatments.
While there are a variety of dentistry lasers available, soft tissue lasers, in particular, have been designed for processes concerning the soft areas of the mouth, like the gums. Soft tissue laser therapies are a safe treatment of gum disease and are ideal during implant placement and gum recontouring. We have compiled this list outlining the five main benefits of soft tissue laser to show you how it can enhance your treatment without the traditional tools and put your mind at ease.
1. Minimizes Discomfort
The biggest concern for most patients when undergoing dental treatment is the fear of pain and discomfort, which is understandable. The major benefit of soft tissue laser therapy is that this tool reduces any pain. Some patients don’t even need local anesthesia, as the discomfort is so mild.
2. Quicker Recovery Time
A convenient benefit of soft tissue laser therapy is the faster recovery time. Traditional dental procedures can often lead to long recovery times, whereas laser procedures allow patients to heal much faster. As an added benefit, the lasers actually encourage tissue regeneration, promoting healing, as well.
3. More Precise
Unlike the manual application of a scalpel, the soft tissue laser is far more precise during treatment. This enables the dentist to have better control over the procedure. In addition, thanks to its pen-like shape, the laser allows great visibility for the dentist to be more accurate.
4. Less Bleeding and Swelling
With soft laser tissue therapy, there is much less chance of bleeding and swelling. The lasers are able to cauterize during the process, so the patient will experience minimal bleeding if any at all. Because of the accuracy, soft tissue laser therapy is much less invasive than other tools, so the patient suffers from less swelling.
5. Reduces the Risk of Infection
A soft tissue laser is an extremely sterile tool. While dentists make sure to sterilize their traditional dental tools, a laser actually eliminates any bacteria it comes across, so dentists and patients can rest assured that the laser is always disinfected. This reduces the risk of any infection, especially for treatments such as gum disease.
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If you’d like to learn more about soft tissue laser therapy or discuss it with your dentist, get in touch with the DeSanti & Linden Dentistry today. We’d be happy to answer questions about this therapy.