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Laser Dentistry Claremont, CA

Anesthesia-Free, Pain-Free, Suture-Free Dentistry

Laser dentistry has revolutionized dentistry by eliminating the need for drills, anesthesia, and sutures. Laser dentistry allows patients who would have otherwise required extensive oral surgery to receive minimally invasive, highly effective treatment without the long downtimes, swelling and discomfort.

Nearly 95% of patients who receive laser procedures do not require any form of anesthesia.

Claremont Dental Institute uses the Solea® laser for treating dental concerns affecting the health of the gum tissue, enamel, dentin and even bone. Dr. Patel and associates are committed to remaining on the cutting-edge of dental technology. Solea laser technology has made great advancements in dental procedures making routine dental care less invasive, more precise, with an overall better patient experience.

Claremont Dental Institute is at the forefront of a dental revolution. People all over the country have been pleasantly shocked after experiencing anesthesia-free and virtually pain-free procedures. The skilled practitioners at Claremont Dental Institute now deliver that experience to each one of their patients.”
— CEO Michael Cataldo – Convergent Dental

How does Solea work?

Solea laser hard and soft tissue laser dentistry in Claremont California

Solea is FDA approved laser system that is used to treat hard and soft tissue dental concerns. It allows our dentists to treat patients quickly, quietly and without anesthesia.

Solea is an isotopic CO2 laser that operates at a wavelength of 9.3 microns. The laser delivers precise results using an ultra-narrow beam of light energy to reshape and remove oral tissue.

Solea treatments are safe and effective for treating the oral health needs of children and adult patients. The unique wavelength of light energy reduces the risk of infection while improving end results and reducing discomfort, swelling and bleeding.

Laser Dentistry & Dental Anxiety

Solea has changed the way we treat patients with dental anxiety. Many of the reasons patients fear a dentist office are now eliminated. This dental laser allows us to offer pain-free, quiet treatments without the use of a dental drill.

Laser dentistry allows for anesthesia-free procedures for both hard and soft tissue treatment. Solea laser provides a natural anesthetic effect drastically reducing patient requests for local anesthetic. This dental laser is also very precise and fast. For some patients who suffer from anxiety just from being in the office, this will shorten their visit. For patients who feel anxious about needles with laser dentistry, they are able to receive the dental care they need stress-free.

Solea is the perfect way to treat children. It’s natural for children to be nervous about receiving treatment at the dentist office that may have hurt in the past or that is new to them. With this dental laser, we are able to treat children faster, putting them at ease, with little to no pain!

Investments in modern technology are what set Claremont Dental Institute apart from everyone else. Our Solea Laser delivers a completely different experience than the traditional drill. Our patients are able to receive the oral care they need and immediately jump back into their day. No anesthesia means patients can get all of their dental needs addressed in a single visit making it easy to return to work or home and avoid missing valuable “up-time.”—Dr. Vijay Patel

Laser Frenectomy

Before and After

A laser frenectomy (also known as laser Frenulectomy) is the laser excision of a frenulum. The CO2 laser (carbon dioxide laser) is the ideal laser for both cutting and coagulating soft tissue during a frenectomy.

A frenulum can exert excessive pull on gum tissue, which can create or aggravate gum recession. When the gum tissue is thinned around the teeth, a frenectomy can help control a receding gum problem and prevention of tooth loss.

The process is quick but usually requires a local anesthetic. Lasers offer dental professionals a way to circumvent excess bleeding, infections post-surgery, and high-risk complications.

Two to three days following surgery, white, possible hard tissue may be seen in the surgical site. This signifies normal, healing tissue. Complete healing of the surgical site, as seen above is 1 week.

This type of procedure is also common in children who cannot feed properly. Call us at Claremont Dental Institute to schedule your consultation.

Laser Dentistry FAQ’s

Do gums grow back after laser surgery?

Gum tissue does not grow back after being removed, even with dental lasers. That’s why this is a perfect treatment for patients with gummy smiles. Once the infected or damaged soft tissue is removed, it will begin healing and a new refreshed gum line will remain.

How long does laser gum surgery take to heal?

Your gums can heal within hours after most laser gum treatments. This is especially prevalent when dental lasers are used to treat gum disease. If a laser treatment is being used for other conditions, such as a gummy smile, it can take a bit longer for your gums to heal. The length of time it takes for the healing process will depend on the severity of your issue.

Does laser deep cleaning hurt?

No, you will only feel slight discomfort from the dentist being in your mouth. You will not need local anesthesia during this treatment. Most patients say it feels like a deep tissue massage for your teeth. As always, your dental care team will be with you every step of the way.

Drill-free dental fillings eliminate the need for needles, drills and upsetting noises.

Drill-free dental fillings are ideal for children or patients with dental anxiety. Using the precise Solea laser your dentist can remove decayed enamel and tooth structure without the need for any drilling. Patients enjoy improved oral health and reduced discomfort.

Traditional dental fillings typically require a local anesthetic. With Solea, patients can skip the needle while still enjoying a virtually pain-free dental filling experience. Solea reduces patient stress and saves them valuable time.

Learn more about drill-free dental fillings.

Gum disease is a pervasive oral health condition that affects nearly 75% of Americans.

Periodontal disease is progressive and worsens when left untreated. Advanced gum disease can impact the health, structure, stability, and apperance of the smile.

With laser dentistry, patients who would have previously required gum surgery no longer do. Laser therapy can be used to remove deep pockets of bacteria that build in the gumline. The Solea Laser effectively and precisely eradicates bacteria while promoting healthy regrowth of the gum tissue.

A common side effect of periodontal disease is gum recession. As the gums become inflamed, the tissue begins to pull away from the teeth and proceeds upwards leaving tooth roots exposed. Laser dentistry can  be used to recontour the gum line helping to stabilize the teeth and restore a more balanced apperance of  the smile

Learn more about gum disease treatment.

Tongue-tie is a condition that children are born with, laser therapy provides a comfortable solution. 

Tongue-tie is a condition that occurs with the frenulum (the piece of tissue that connects the tongue to the base of the mouth) is too long, restricting the movement of the tongue. Children born with tongue-tie can have difficulty nursing, and left untreated may have delayed speech development.

A frenectomy is a simple procedure that detaches part of the frenulum from the tongue releasing the tongue and allowing for a full range of movement.  The frenectomy procedure is traditionally an out-patient surgery but can now be performed using the Solea laser.

Learn more about tongue-tie.