Rarely in dentistry does a clinical tool emerge with so many possibilities for treatment as the dental diode laser. This laser is ideal for procedures involving cutting or contouring soft tissue, which is why it is also known as a soft tissue laser. Diode lasers are capable of creating precision cuts in gums and other soft tissues while also eliminating bleeding at the site and reducing the healing time.
How It Works:
Soft-tissue diode lasers use an energy wavelength of 810 to 980 nm, a level proven to demonstrate a high affinity for soft tissue. Diode lasers also demonstrate photo-thermal effects to ablate, or cut and seal, soft tissue through vaporization. As a result, patients tend to experience far less post-operative discomfort, as well as significantly less collateral damage to otherwise healthy surrounding tissue areas.
Soft-tissue diode lasers also have the ability to achieve simultaneous cutting and coagulation. This advancement in laser technology provides an immediate hemostasis and eliminates the need for sutures. If you have any questions about the diode laser, please contact us at (979) 543-2737.