Soft Tissue Laser | Nottingham Dental

Soft tissue laser is a pen-like device with which dentists can treat problems in the soft tissues of your mouth with minimal discomfort. Please continue reading for a discussion of soft tissue laser at Nottingham Dental.

Soft Tissue Laser

Laser technology is one of the most transformative innovations in medicine and healthcare. At one point, lasers were a subject for speculation about the future in science fiction, but it’s now a mainstream part of medical treatments. Treatments that use laser are generally far more effective, have shorter healing time, and they’re far more comfortable.

Soft Tissue Laser is one of the most advanced dental equipment used for a variety of treatments such as gingivectomy and gingivoplasty. The soft tissues in your mouth cover up roughly 30 square inches of area and they’re also generally the most sensitive parts of your dental makeup. Lasers are often used to remove annoying bumps and lumps and it’s also used to further study suspicious marks.

Traditionally, biopsy samples had to be handled with incisions and sutures, which was more painful and also left a slight mark. However, thanks to soft tissue laser, dentists simply wave a pen-like laser wand over the target region to remove all bumps and lumps. Furthermore, laser energy also facilitates immediate healing so there’s no need for stitches or long recovery procedures.

Soft tissue laser can also be used for a variety of cosmetic procedures to shape your gums without bleeding or discomfort. Lasers can also be used to treat infections and gum diseases rapidly. If you suffer from cold sores or recurrent ulcers, soft tissue laser is one of the best way to not just get rid of them but to also prevent ulcers from coming back. Lasers don’t lead to side effects and can also be used to treat children and move wisdom teeth in the correct position.

At Nottingham Dental, Dr. Chen and Dr. Yan are experts at the latest dental procedures and they expertly wield a soft tissue laser for restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of the benefits of soft tissue laser.

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Uses of Soft Tissue Laser

In the world of medicine and dentistry, technological innovations have the power to transform how medical procedures are handled. For example, in the past, gum disease and gum contouring could only be done with scalpels — a procedure that caused discomfort, bleeding, and wasn’t highly accurate. But now, the same procedures can be done easily with lasers and they provide far better results with negligible risk of side effects.

Soft tissue laser is one of the most advanced and effective pieces of technology used in modern dental treatments. It’s used in a wide range of treatments but the following is a brief overview of some of the uses of soft tissue laser.

  • Gingivoplasty, a cosmetic procedure in which the soft tissue laser is used to shape the gum tissues around the teeth to make them look better.
  • Gingivectomy, a restorative procedure in which the soft tissue laser used to heal and fix gum tissues that have been damaged by gingivitis or periodontitis.
  • Papillectomy, a procedure that includes resection of the soft tissues around the bile duct.
  • Removal of hyperplasia, which is the enlargement of certain cells, which can often lead to cancer.
  • Vestibuloplasty, a procedure in which the soft tissue laser is used to restore the height of the alveolar ridge, which is necessary to prepare your mouth for dental implants or dentures.
  • Removal of Epulis, a tumor-like lump on the alveolar mucosa or gingival region, which can help prevent cancer from developing.
  • Removal of non-malignant tumors and lumps in the form of cysts and fibroma and other soft tissues.
  • Treatment of lesions and ulcers.
  • Heating tooth-bleaching materials and whitening gel for teeth whitening procedures.
  • Draining dental abscess.
  • Soft tissue laser is also used in gingival flap surgery.
  • Soft tissue lasers can also assist in a biopsy, both incision and excision.
  • Periodontal gum resection.
  • Salivary gland pathologies.
  • Incision and removal of dental infections.

As you can see, soft tissue lasers are useful in a wide range of treatments. In addition to having so many different uses, they are also extremely non-invasive, painless, and effective.

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Nottingham Dental is one of the best dental clinics in Katy, TX. We have some of the world’s finest board-certified dentists — Dr. Chen and Dr. Yan. Both of them are board-certified dentists with exceptional experience dealing with all forms of dental issues.

Our dental clinic is also equipped with all the latest technologies such as digital x-rays, 3D imaging scanners, intra-oral cameras, soft tissue lasers, and hard tissue lasers. This goes to show that our clinic remains ahead of the curve and we offer some of the best cutting-edge treatments to our patients. In addition to providing high-quality treatments, these advanced technologies can also help with the diagnosis of dental issues before they become serious. Our state-of-the-art imaging devices and equipment also produce visual proof of your dental issues, which can help you receive insurance coverage faster.

Nottingham Dental is also a family dentistry clinic and our staff has been trained to comfort children and make them feel at home in our dental clinic. Our clinic has been designed in a calming aesthetic that puts you at ease and we have entertainment facilities to keep your kids distracted. As such, you won’t have to worry about your kids hating their dental visits anymore.

Our doors are open to anyone who would like to understand more about our dental clinic or our procedures. If you have any other questions, please schedule an appointment today.