Soft Tissue Laser
As the name suggests, laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to eliminate or alter different tissues in various oral treatments. While the concept in itself is nothing new, as lasers were first introduced for experimental use on teeth & gums in the early 1960’s, they are not yet seen as standard practice. Nonetheless, they are steadily approaching mainstream recognition. Today, we here at Dr. Hilton Israelson will be educating you on the soft tissue laser as well as its applications, costs, and benefits.
If you or a loved one are considering seeking laser dental treatment and have any further questions or wish to schedule a consultation, call us today to make an appointment at (972) 669-9444.
What Is A Soft Tissue Laser?
The most common laser in the dental industry, this tool is used in procedures involving soft tissues in your mouth (Ex- Gums). These lasers can safely cut and remove soft periodontal tissue, making them a valuable asset in delicate treatments.
What Procedures Are Laser Therapy Used For?
Examples of the tissue laser’s applications include, but are not limited to:
Benefits Of Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
The advancing technology of the tissue laser all but guarantees it will be used in dental practice for decades to come. The current and potential applications for it are increasing regularly, as is its popularity. There are numerous advantages to this form of treatment such as:
Disadvantages of Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
Unfortunately, even the most advanced technological achievements are never perfect. While the benefits of laser therapy far outweigh the costs, there are some risks you should be aware of. In a minority of cases, it may hinder a patient’s healing process instead of facilitating it and can even cause discoloration of the tissue. The exact risk of this is dependent upon many factors that vary from patient to patient. This is one more reason why it’s important to discuss your options before seeking treatment.