Soft Tissue Laser
When it comes to living a healthy life, one of the most important, and most overlooked, areas to keep in mind is your oral health. Patients tend to forget just how important their teeth are until they encounter a problem, at which point they come in to visit one of our dentists. It is much more effective, however, to regularly come in for a visit and work to prevent issues rather than fix them. With that said, there are a wide variety of treatment options for various issues that can help keep your oral health the best it can be. Water’s Edge Dental is proud to offer soft tissue laser services to our patients.
What is a soft tissue laser?
One the most common issues that patients tend to deal with as a result of surgery or other procedures is soft tissue damage. This damage can significantly affect how the patient feels after the procedure as been completed – should there be a great deal of inflammation, for example, then discomfort for the patient will increase.
With so many advances in technology, however, collateral damage occurring as a result of various procedures has greatly dropped! This is where the soft tissue laser comes in. A soft tissue laser is a laser that is designed not to damage soft tissue – or, at the very least, to minimize damage as much as possible. That means that you experience less discomfort as a result.
When is a soft tissue laser used?
A soft tissue laser can be used in a wide variety of situations, including certain dental surgeries. The soft tissue laser can be even be used to treat areas around dental implants thanks to the low heat output that it gives. This kind of laser is perhaps most common with cosmetic procedures, however, such as a crown lengthening or a frenectomy. Soft tissue lasers can even be used to help remove extra gum tissue that is having a negative impact on a patient’s teeth.
Does the soft tissue laser hurt?
A soft tissue laser sometimes does not even require the use of general anesthetics. Depending upon the procedure in question, in fact, a soft tissue laser can be used to help significantly reduce the pain or discomfort that a patient experiences. Because tissue is not being cut by a blade, for example, the overall experience is less traumatic to the area and can lead to a faster recovery time and less pain overall. Making use of a soft tissue laser is one of the best things that can be done if pain is a major concern that you have. At Water’s Edge Dental, we are proud to offer experienced and skilled experts who are familiar with the soft tissue laser and can use it to help better your oral health as quickly, easily, and comfortably as possible.
For more information regarding the soft tissue laser and how it can aid in your oral health, give us a call today at (208) 391-8554 and speak with one of our professionals!