Includes gum reshaping, gum surgery, removing benign oral tumors, regenerating nerves, overcoming sleep apnea
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.