Biolase EZ Lase 940 Dental Laser
Lasers have been used in dentistry since the 1990’s to treat a variety of dental issues.
The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing with high success. If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, laser dentistry may be the right choice for you.
Our dental office is committed to the latest in dental technology, and are pleased to offer the Biolase EZ Lase 940 Dental Laser to join our other high tech equipment to best serve our patients in providing the highest quality of dental care.
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light.
When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with.
When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.
When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as an activator and enhances the effect of tooth whitening agents.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
- Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
- Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments.
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
- Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
Diode Laser Teeth Whitening
Most dental offices and all spas and salons that offer “laser teeth whitening” do not, in fact, use an actual diode laser in the procedure. The term “laser” has been loosely used to refer to bleaching systems that use a light as an activator. These lights are actually non-laser plasma lights. There is a significant difference in both the effectiveness and safety of these plasma lights, versus true diode laser activation.
The Diode Dental Laser is a device at the cutting edge of technology, designed for a wide variety of procedures, including whitening. Diode Laser Teeth Whitening is achieved with a proprietary photo-activated whitening gel that is activated by the selective absorption characteristics of a specific true-laser wavelength of light.
This is one of the most advanced, widely-accepted and effective teeth whitening methods in current use. It has transformed the appearance of thousands of patients. Even for those whose teeth are deeply stained, yellowed or gray in color, Diode Laser Teeth Whitening offers outstanding results.
Best of all, the Diode Laser Whitening procedure is completed in just four (4) 30-second sessions, performed in one short visit.
The Biolase ezlase 940 Dental Laser
Recent research in the field of laser wavelength absorbtion has led BIOLASE Technology, the leader in medical and dental laser systems, to develop the EZ Lase 940, the first dental laser to obtain clearance at the unique 940 nm wavelength.
The EZ Lase 940 uses new technology to produce a dental laser that can provide greater patient comfort and superior control of bleeding during dental procedures. Small and ultralight, the EZ Lase 940 enables us to produce better dentistry, faster and more comfortably than ever.
Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures
Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
Muscle Attachment (Frenula)
A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis)
Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
Lasers are used to remove diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed (dead) soft tissue within the periodontal pocket.
Biopsy or lesion removal
Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer.