Solea® Laser Dentistry Is A Change For The Happier
No need to put off your dental visits because of the sound of the drill and anxiety over the needle! With Solea®, an advanced dental laser technology that is virtually replacing the needle, drill, and scalpel at our dental office. Solea® can accommodate our patients of all ages and procedures—in most cases, without the need for anesthetic. A miracle we have all been waiting for, right?
The Solea® Experience:
Solea® is used to cut teeth, gums, and bone. Some of the procedures include some of the following: cavities, gingivectomies, frenectomies, aphthous ulcers (canker sores), crown lengthening, and much more!
This is even great for children! It's faster, and most procedures are done without a shot, the drill or pain. This means multiple procedures can be done in one appointment. With less time at our dental office, children can go right back to school or eat a healthy meal right after their appointment because they do not leave our office with feeling numb.
Are you pregnant? If so, Solea® is better since there is no need to inject a pregnant patient with anesthetics for the majority of procedures.
What is Solea®?
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 cavities to complex surgeries. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.
What exactly is Solea®?
Solea® is an isotopic CO2 laser that operates at a unique wavelength—9.3 microns—to deliver fast results whether used on gingiva, dentin, enamel, or bone. It produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy that, when it comes in contact with tissue, is able to remove or reshape that tissue.
What can Solea® be used for?
With Solea®, we can easily prepare a tooth when filling a cavity so you can be in, out, and on with an even healthier day. Solea® can be used on hard (enamel and dentin), soft (gums), and osseous (bone) tissue.
Does Solea® hurt?
Our Solea® dental laser lets us deliver virtually anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free procedures for both teeth and gums, from simple filling prep to complex surgeries.
Do I need anesthesia with Solea®?
With our dental laser, Solea®, 95% of routine procedures are done without anesthesia. This means less anxiety, less discomfort, and no more “fat lip.”
Does Solea® work with silver (amalgam) fillings?
In most cases, Solea® allows the dentist to remove amalgam minimizing the loss of tooth structure.
Can Solea® be used on children?
Yes! Solea® can be used on children and infants. Treatments like frenectomy procedures, which can be invasive and usually require general anesthesia, can be done quickly, comfortably, and without anesthesia thanks to Solea®.
Are there risks with using Solea®?
Solea® is FDA-cleared as a CO2 9.3 micron dental laser—the first of its kind on the market. There are actually fewer risks in using a dental laser like Solea® in comparison to traditional dental treatments. There is less potential chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise, and there is often far less bleeding during surgical procedures.