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  • Writer's pictureDr. Llewelyn A. Paras

How Solea Laser Dentistry Works

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

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Solea Laser Dentistry

Consistency with your dental health is essential, and that starts with routine check-ups with your dental professional. Anxiety surrounding a trip to the dentist’s office is a familiar feeling many people share.

The fear of the dental drill can be a source of some anxiety among people who visit the dentist—that’s where Solea laser dentistry comes in.

Let’s look at how Solea laser dentistry works and how it can make a trip to the dentist easier for you.

What Is Solea Laser Dentistry?

The Solea laser is the first all-tissue laser that works great with both soft and hard tissue. The Solea laser differs from traditional lasers, which can only be used for soft tissue. The Solea laser experience is about alleviating the anxiety of patients who dread the sound and feel of the dental drill.

Along with eliminating the need for the dental drill, many procedures with the Solea laser can be done without any injections. This lack of injections can be perfect for people who are afraid of needles or dislike that numb feeling following their appointment.

The Solea laser provides an analgesic effect when cleaning out the decay of a cavity. This analgesic effect means that you won’t have to deal with that numb feeling and not feel pain from the procedure.

The Solea laser also allows for a speedy appointment, and you won’t have to sit in the chair for hours. Your procedure can be completed in minutes, and usually, depending on your procedure, there is no need for a second appointment. The frustration of having to sit in the chair for hours can be a distant memory.

Solea Laser Procedures

The Solea laser is utilized for both hard tissue and soft tissue procedures. Hard tissue procedures usually refer to your teeth, and soft tissue refers to your gums.

  • removing decay and, sterilising the field (the laser is antibacterial)

  • Tooth preparations and dental fillings

  • Fillings

  • Crown lengthening

  • Removing excess gum tissue

  • Treating tongue ties

  • Removing suspicious lesions/tissue for biopsy

  • Treating canker sores or cold sores

  • Sleep treatments with Solea sleep for snoring (does not replace sleep apnea treatment)

Depending on what treatment you need, your dental professional with work with you to determine a treatment plan and if Solea laser dentistry is ideal for you.

A patient lays reclined in a dentist chair wearing protective glasses as the dentist and assistant work inside their mouth with the Solea laser

Benefits of Solea Laser Dentistry

Eliminating the anxiety surrounding a trip to the dentist is an ongoing process and being comfortable with your procedure is the first step.

Along with providing needle-free and drill-free dental procedures—Solea laser dentistry offers other benefits such as:

  • A potentially decreased need for sutures with soft tissue lasers

  • Bleeding is minimized

  • Depending on the procedure, anesthesia can be unnecessary

  • The chance for bacterial infections is lower as the laser sterilizes the area

  • The Solea laser procedure may involve less damage to surrounding tissue

Solea laser dentistry is about your comfort, and the risk of laser dentistry is relatively small. It’s essential to find a qualified dental professional for your Solea laser dentistry procedure.

You’ll be able to get a chunk of your day back and leave the dentist’s office without the feeling of being numb following your appointment.

The combination of hard tissue and soft tissue procedures makes Solea laser dentistry an efficient and innovative option. Your dental professional can carry out any dental procedures you may need with your comfort in mind.

Dental Anxiety Benefits

Solea laser dentistry can be a fantastic treatment option for patients who are anxious but who cannot tolerate nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or who cannot or do not want to take oral sedatives such as Valium. Both of these are more traditional forms of treatment for anxious patients and thus people who cannot tolerate these traditional anxiolytic treatments can benefit from Solea! This is a great option for:

  • Patients who can’t tolerate nitrous oxide: people who have COPD, recent eye surgery, any nasal congestion from allergies or illness

  • Patients who should be cautious taking oral sedatives like Valium include: people with myasthenia gravis, glaucoma, respiratory issues, sleep apnea, liver failure

Opting for Solea in these cases means patients can receive excellent care without anxiety and without potential side effects from the above treatments.

Edmonton Dentistry Solutions for You

Solea laser dentistry is an excellent option to help you get over any anxiety and worries regarding the dentist and different dental procedures you may need. Your comfort is kept in mind, and your experience can be made more accessible by opting for Solea laser dentistry.

Book an appointment today with our Edmonton dentist to learn more about Solea laser dentistry and see if it can help you.

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