The Benefits of Soft Tissue Lasers in Dentistry

By Steven Kail on July 24, 2017

An illustration of a soft tissue laserAt Premier Dental Center, our laser dentist uses advanced dentistry techniques to reduce pain and improve patient comfort while providing precise, effective dental treatment. An advancement that has transformed dental treatment for patients and dentists is the development of soft tissue lasers in dentistry. Soft tissue lasers have revolutionized surgical procedures, like gum contouring and crown lengthening, ensuring faster recovery and less pain.

There are many other benefits of soft tissue lasers in dentistry, which is why we're proud to offer this technique at our Jackson, TN practice. Let's take a closer look at soft tissue lasers and how they may benefit you. 

Soft Tissue Lasers Are Versatile

A soft tissue laser is a versatile dental tool that may be used for a variety of procedures, providing patients the benefit of less pain during and after treatment. Soft tissue lasers may be used in many types of oral surgery including frenectomy, gum contouring, crown lengthening, uncovering an impacted tooth, or dental implant recovery. Some other uses include lesion removal, the removal of tissue for biopsy, as well as the treatment of gum disease, canker sores, and oral ulcers.

Less Painful Treatment

Perhaps the greatest benefit of soft tissue lasers in dentistry is that treatment with soft tissue lasers is virtually painless, especially when compared to traditional techniques, like scalpels. Soft tissue lasers emit light waves to gently ablate tissue, resulting in less pain during treatment and recovery.

Less Pain Means Less Shots

Because soft tissue lasers are essentially painless, patients require less or no shots for pain relief prior to treatment. With that said, patients may be given an anesthetic to ensure complete comfort during treatment.

Soft Tissue Lasers Improve Precision 

Soft tissue lasers allow greater precision than many other dental tools, such as dental drills and scalpels. This helps preserve dental structure when treating tooth decay and root canal infections by resulting in less trauma to the soft tissues.

Quiet Treatment Helps Reduce Anxiety

Soft tissue lasers offer a quiet alternative to loud dental drills and other tools that can make patients feel anxious. Soft tissue lasers only emit a soft humming sound, allowing patients to enjoy the peace and calm of quiet dental treatment.  

Cauterization Reduces the Risk of Infection and Speeds Recovery

Soft tissue lasers cauterize the tissues as they cut, instantly closing the tissues. This reduces bleeding and helps prevent bacteria from entering treated areas, greatly lowering the risk of infection. Another benefit of cauterization is that without open wounds, patients can expect a faster, less painful recovery.

Experience the Benefits of Soft Tissue Lasers

Soft tissue lasers take the pain out of many oral procedures and can be used for a wide range of treatments, making them a favorite among patients and dentists alike. With painless treatment, there's no need to put off your dental care needs any longer. Experience the benefits of soft tissue laser dentistry for yourself. Schedule a consultation at Premier Dental Center to find out which treatments are right for you.

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