Solea® Dental Laser
Pediatric Dentistry of Pleasant Hill is thrilled to introduce laser dentistry to our office using the Solea dental laser. It’s virtually pain free, with no vibration or noise and better yet, with no needles or drills!
A Happy Miracle
Solea® is a powerful dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of the procedures in our practice. A happy miracle because it is virtually pain free, vibrationless and noiseless. Nearly every patient chooses to skip anesthesia altogether because they just don’t need it. Solea® is our way of keeping you comfortable and happy, because at Pediatric Dentistry of Pleasant Hill we love to see you smile!
What is the Solea® Dental Laser?
Solea® is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry. Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavity prep to complex surgeries. Not only is the laser virtually painless, it is also vibrationless and noiseless. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.
Why Solea® Dental Laser?
Most parents want a noise-free, needle-free, drill-free, blood-free, suture-free experience at the dentist for their children. The Solea® dental laser helps to alleviate the anxiety surrounding dental visits. At Pediatric Dentistry of Pleasant Hill we want your children to be excited to come to the dentist! We want to see them smile!
Laser frenectomy is superior to traditional frenectomy surgery in so many ways. The laser uses concentrated light and water to cut and cauterize the frenulum. Because of this, laser frenectomy:
• Is virtually pain-free
• Requires no anesthesia, which is especially important for infant-care
• Takes only one to two minutes, for the whole procedure
• Has a much lower risk of infection
• Produces very little bleeding
• Requires no sutures
• Provides for a shorter healing and recovery time
For infants who suffer from tongue-tie, this Solea® Laser technology can mean the difference between a colicky infant who isn’t thriving, to one that can start breastfeeding with a natural latch. Infants who receive a laser frenectomy can actually start breastfeeding almost immediately after the procedure. This is even encouraged to help calm the child.
The majority of hard- and soft-tissue procedures in our office are done with no anesthesia, and soft-tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly, and soft-tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patient? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time—and pain—you were accustomed to from traditional drills. Solea® is also far less invasive than using a traditional handpiece, which makes healing time following a pro-cedure much shorter. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea®, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. The Solea® dental laser is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.
Virtually free of the needle and the sound of the drill
With Solea, there’s no need to feel anxious anymore. The dental laser is quiet, reliably free of the needle, drill, blood, and pain and for the majority of procedures you won’t have to worry about waiting for anesthetic to set in.
Quick, easy, and done in a single visit
Because of how fast Solea works, most procedures can be completed in just minutes and there is usually no need for a second ap-pointment. This takes away the frustration of having to sit in the chair for hours, and allows you to have more time to enjoy your day.
Able to get you back to your day in minutes
As a result of reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, you will be able to leave the office—without that uncomfortable, numb sensation—almost immediately after your Solea Dentist completes the procedure.
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