Soft tissue laser is a thin beam of highly focused and intense light. As the name suggests, laser therapy induces control while treating and removing the soft tissues inside your mouth. They have varying power levels depending on the type of repair. They are used for periodontal treatments
, crown lengthening, and gingival contouring
. Unlike surgery, they are gentle, and the patient has very little discomfort during or after the treatment.
There are different kinds of lasers available — carbon dioxide lasers, argon lasers, and diode lasers, to name a few.
What Are the Uses of Soft Tissue Lasers?
: The unique benefit of using laser treatment for treating gums is that it treats the outer layers of tissue gently while destroying the source of infection. During deep cleanings using a laser, there is less swelling, bleeding, and sensitivity.
: The laser is used to shape and recreate a new gum line with minimum effort and pain. This avoids the invasive surgical procedure used earlier.
Tongue tie or lip tie relief: When the muscle attachements under your tongue and lip are tight, they restrict the movement of the tongue and lips. Relieving them using a soft tissue laser improves speech and pronunciations in a child and eliminates to pull from the lip on the tissue that may cause recession.
What Are the Advantages of Using Soft Tissue Lasers?
Soft tissue laser offers the following advantages:
- The amount of general or local anesthetic required during laser therapy is minimal
- The laser is safe to use around dental implants
- The treatment does not harm hard tissues and dental pulp
- Most of the time, laser therapy does not require post-op stitches, which is advantageous for all patients
- The pen-style design offers a good grip and better visibility while operating on the delicate oral tissues
Is it Safe to Use the Soft Tissue Laser?
The soft tissue laser is very safe to use. The laser does not damage tooth fillings and successfully deep cleans the gum pockets while producing very little heat. Unlike most electrosurgery tools, the soft tissue laser is safe to use with patients who have pacemakers installed. The laser very carefully and gently separates the tissues, which is time-saving and is also known to stop post-op inflammation.
Please reach out to iTooth in Springfield, MO, to have a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Robbins or Dr. Fincel. Call Dentist in Springfield MO at (417) 883-8515 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.