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Solea laser dentistry machine

Solea (Laser) Dentistry

Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. It causes virtually no pain, vibration, or noise. In fact, nearly every one of our young patients skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping your child happy. Because more than anything, we love to see them smile!

What is it?

Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard- and soft-tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry.

Solea produces a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums, from simple cavity prep to complex gum surgeries. 


Why Solea?

With Solea, the majority of hard- and soft-tissue procedures in our office are done with no anesthesia, and soft-tissue procedures are performed with virtually no bleeding.

What does that mean for your child?

When patients have anesthesia, they typically leave the office with that lingering numb feeling. With Solea, your child is able to go right back to school or play without that numb sensation after an appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means for children to go to the dentist.

Not only is the laser virtually painless, it is also vibrationless and noiseless. This can help greatly reduce dental anxiety associated with shots or traditional drills. The experience is so unique that your child will find it hard to believe he or she was just at a dental appointment.

What is it Used For?

Solea (Laser) dentistry can be used for a variety of dental procedures.

If you are interested in any of the procedures below, call our office to learn more!

Dental x-ray

For Cavities

Cute baby sticking out her tongue with a onesie that says "One of a Kind"

For Tongue or Lip Ties

Dental Equipment

For Soft Tissue Removal

Tongue or Lip "Ties"

Tongue and lip ties are a congenital condition that occurs when the strip of skin (lingual frenulum) that connects a baby’s tongue or the lip to the floor of the mouth is shorter than usual.


  • Restriction of the tongue’s movement, making it harder to breastfeed

  • Difficulty lifting the tongue up or moving it from side to side

  • Difficulty sticking the tongue out

  • The tongue looks notched or heart-shaped when stuck out


The treatment of tongue-tie for infants is a simple surgical procedure called a frenotomy. We examine the lingual frenulum and then use Solea* Dental Laser to detatch the frenulum. Stitches are usually not necessary.

If treatment is indicated, we will work with your lactation consultant, myofunctional therapist, or speech language pathologist. A team approach helps to ensure that the procedure is as successful as possible.

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