Soft Tissue Laser Treatments

Many oral surgery and dental technology treatments connote pain or unpleasant situations for patients.  Opening and closing the gums for different procedures, such as removing a periodontitis or treating roots, are among treatments anticipated with mixed feelings by patients. Soft tissue laser therapy offers a sensible way out for all patients and not just for a purely surgical rationale. 

Lasers are employed in dental medicine, most prominently for removing harmful material from hard tissue. Soft tissue laser therapy on the other hand is used in the mouth and jaw area, where its warmth and released energy produce other kinds of effects. It is already accepted practice in modern dental clinics to dispense with the classic surgical tools and to work with a laser instead.  Particularly when it becomes necessary to open gums and similar soft tissue to get at infections or other problems, the laser offers a meaningful alternative to the other surgical tools.  With soft tissue laser therapy, we can make a careful incision on the gums that will result in significantly less pain for the patient than with a classical surgical intervention.

Laser therapy is used even more frequently after the tooth treatment is done and closing up wounds quickly and having them heal becomes the objective.  Here the laser melts the tissue surrounding an incision, which then speeds up the closure of the injured soft tissue. This makes the classical suturing of open wounds in the oral cavity in many cases unnecessary; instead, the soft tissue closes up in a completely natural way, saving laborious checkups and the bother of having to have sutures removed.

Finally, soft tissue laser therapy helps activate the human body’s healing powers for wounds that have already been closed.  A low power dose aimed at the affected areas stimulates circulation and gently removes small blood clots or infections.  This helps us to make sure from outside that a good healing process is taking place inside, which, under ideal condition, might have begun with a barely felt laser incision.

Frenectomy is a procedure to remove the frenum, a small fold of tissue found between the upper two front teeth, under the tongue, and on the sides of the gums. Earlier methods of surgical treatment have now been replaced with laser treatment. A laser minimizes bleeding, reduces the need for sutures and causes less pain. For more information on how it is done please watch the following video:

Fibroma Removal is the removal of overgrown soft tissues. They appear as raised, relatively small areas and commonly occur on the lips, inside the cheeks and on the tongue. Fibromas may develop because of constant irritation -such as the biting- of the lips, the inside of the cheeks, or the tongue. Through the use of laser fibromas may easily be removed without the need for anesthesia. For more information on how it is done please watch the following video:

Orthodontic Hyperplasia involves the removal excessive growth of gum tissue. Proper hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. Failure to keep up with proper brushing and flossing can result in cavities, recession, and gum swelling. In such cases lasers can be used effectively to treat these disorders. For more information on how it is done please watch the following video:

Canine Exposure is the process of uncovering or exposing impacted canine teeth. Prior to orthodontic treatment, impacted teeth can be exposed by laser treatment rather than surgical methods. This method is painless and minimizes bleeding. For more information on how it is done please watch the following video: