Soft Tissue Laser

Soft Tissue LaserMany dentists, including Dr. Sanyk, utilize soft tissue lasers to treat a number of periodontal (gum) ailments . The laser works by acting as a cutting/vaporizing instrument of soft tissues in the mouth—something previously done only by blades and sutures. Much of the time, soft tissue lasers create significantly less discomfort and bleeding during treatments.

Why Soft Tissue Lasers?

At Smile Hilliard, we strive to provide the best technologies and to keep our patients as comfortable and at ease as possible. That’s why Dr. Sanyk has invested in the Pioneer Elite Diode Soft Tissue Laser and recommends its use whenever appropriate. Soft tissue lasers offer a number of benefits when compared with conventional dental instruments, including the following:

  • Lasers usually produce less pain than traditional means, i.e. scalpels and blades
  • Lasers promote faster healing with less discomfort
  • Lasers cause less bleeding and swelling than traditional instruments on soft tissue

What Conditions Can Soft Tissue Lasers Treat?

Here are some of the following ways we use soft tissue laser treatment at Smile Hilliard:

  • Biostimulation — lasers can increase blood flow and circulation which in turn promotes wound healing and decreases inflammation
  • Cold Sores/Fever Blisters — lasers can treat common mouth sores with minimal pain
  • Lesion Removal – lasers can remove some oral lesions, lumps, and bumps safely and gently
  • Root Canals — lasers can treat roots more rigorously than traditional treatments
  • Gum Recontouring — lasers can be used to reshape the pattern of your gum line
  • Frenum Release — removing this muscle attachment will restore full lip movement and is sometimes required to close gaps between the front teeth. This procedure decreases the risk of gum recession.


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