Anesthesia-Free, Pain-Free, Suture-Free Dentistry
Dental lasers have 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. Steve Fountain 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, and 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 is an FDA-approved laser system that treats 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.
Solea Sleep Laser Therapy
Solea Sleep laser therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure. The process delivers laser energy to the soft tissues of the throat, optimizing air flow and reducing snoring. The laser light targets the innermost layers of tissue, while targeting the specific areas of the throat that vibrate during snoring.
This results in shrinking and firming of the tissue structures, allowing for a smoother airway and improved airflow. This laser therapy helps to reduce the intensity of the vibrations responsible for snoring and helps to create a much quieter sleeping environment.
In most cases, this treatment can provide short-term relief from snoring, and it can also address conditions that may cause snoring such as sleep apnea! To learn about our sleep apnea treatments, visit Sleep apnea.
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.”
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 an excessive pull on gum tissue, which can create or aggravate gum recession. A frenectomy helps to 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, you may see white, possibly hard tissue on 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 eat properly. Call us at Claremont Dental Institute to schedule your consultation.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
When compared to traditional dentistry methods, laser dentistry offers a number of advantages. Not only is it much less painful than traditional treatments, it also reduces bleeding and removes much less healthy tissue than traditional dental instruments. Lasers are also able to offer much more precise treatments that don’t require stitches or bandages.
Do gums grow back after laser surgery?
Gum tissue does not grow back after removal, even with dental lasers. That’s why this is a perfect treatment for patients with gummy smiles. The laser removes the infected or damaged soft tissue and the area begins to heal. A newly refreshed gum line remains. Additionally, follow-up appointments with your dental care provider are necessary to ensure that your gums are healing properly.
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 a dentist uses dental lasers to treat gum disease. If the dentist is providing a laser treatment 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 with any dental procedure, laser dentistry can cause some discomfort and swelling. However, most of the side effects are usually minor and typically resolve themselves within a few days. As always, your dental care team will be with you every step of the way.
For more information about the benefits and drawbacks of this type of technology, it is best to consult with our dentists during your routine oral health exam. With the right dental team you can be assured of getting the best care available.