Our dentist and team use soft tissue lasers when patients need more intensive treatment. Our team usually uses this technology for periodontal treatments to help heal or halt the progression of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Learn more about soft tissue lasers at The Woodstock Center by calling our office today at 708-848-6822.
One of the advanced technologies our dentist may use when providing your treatment is a soft tissue laser. Soft tissue lasers allow us to deliver procedures with greater accuracy, providing more effective care and minimizing your recovery time following treatment. Soft tissue lasers are a versatile tool and may be used in a variety of dental procedures, including:
- Periodontal treatments, including gingivectomy
- Crown lengthening
- Cold and canker sores
- Uncovering an impacted tooth
- Removing damaged gum tissue
- Recontouring the gumline
- Lesion removal
- Oral tissue biopsies
Some soft tissue lasers may also be used to treat sleep apnea, perform nerve regeneration, aid in dental implant recovery, remove benign tumors and perform teeth whitening treatments.
Using a soft tissue laser provides many benefits. For example, soft tissue lasers allow for better control during the procedure, giving you more accurate and effective treatment. Lasers also give you a faster treatment time, reduce bleeding and risk of infection following the procedure, and can treat the targeted area without causing damage to any nearby tissue. Soft tissue lasers also enhance your comfort — in fact, you may not even require anesthesia to receive your treatment, though anesthetic and sedation options are available for your use. Additionally, soft tissue lasers are very quiet, emitting only a soft humming sound rather than the loud sounds produced by dental drills and other tools.
If you have any questions about soft tissue lasers and would like to schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist, contact our office in Oak Park, IL today.