No Anesthesia Required
It wasn’t so long ago that getting a filling or a soft tissue treatment such as periodontal therapy meant using a loud drill and anesthesia to numb the pain. But now, with the use of a tool called the Solea dental laser, we can help patients avoid uncomfortable and time consuming treatments.
The Solea dental laser allows us to provide fast, accurate and anesthesia-free filling treatments as well as bloodless and sutureless soft tissue surgeries. Patients appreciate the time and pain this saves them while they get the quality dental care they deserve.
Many patients become anxious and even avoid important dental treatments because they are so afraid of the needle used to numb their mouth. With Solea, 95% of the time there is no need for anesthesia in either hard or soft tissue treatments.
The Solea laser uses carbon dioxide (CO2) and a wavelength that matches the peak absorption of a hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in teeth. The high concentration of this mineral in teeth, along with it’s high absorption rate, allows the CO2 laser to make cleaner cuts than a conventional water dental laser. What’s more, rather than chipping off bits of enamel, the Solea laser vaporizes the enamel instead which helps preserve the tooth.
While patients understand that dental visits and procedures are an important part of maintaining dental health, they typically want to spend the least amount of time as possible in the chair. The Solea laser works faster and quieter than any other hard-tissue laser, cutting down on treatment time as well as allowing us to perform more procedures in one visit. And we know that fewer appointments is always better for our patients.
Using the latest dental technology is important to us at Family Friendly Dentistry in Terre Haute, IN. It helps us provide better dental care and allows for a more comfortable and painless dental experience for patients. Please call our office if you would like to learn more about the dental technology we use.