Not many people know that “laser” is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a complicated string of words that basically means a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy.
In dentistry, we use lasers to offer alternatives to invasive procedures that involve scalpels and sutures. With the laser’s concentrated power, we can perform soft-tissue procedures with less discomfort, pain, and a faster recovery time. And because the laser is ultra-precise, the results are often far better than what could be achieved by traditional means, anyway.
Dr. Rose uses the soft tissue laser for a number of procedures, including periodontal (gum) disease treatments, gum re-contouring, and anterior smile makeovers. The benefits of this method compared to traditional surgery include:
- Minimized bleeding
- Increased precision
- No need for sutures
- Speedier recovery