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A Change for the Happier

The miracle that patients and dentists have been waiting for: Solea.

Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in most procedures in our practice. In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.

Making Dentistry Safer with Solea

Solea is not only our way of keeping you happy, but also keeping you and our staff healthy. Solea helps reduce the risk of virus and bacteria transmission by significantly reducing the amount of splatter and aerosols created during dental procedures. This means there are fewer particles floating in the air that could potentially carry germs and viruses.

Learn More About Solea Laser Dentistry at Campbell Dental Group

Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers for dental treatments. As opposed to the traditional drills used by dental professionals, lasers offer a quick way to perform dental procedures with less recovery time for the patient.

All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of focused light. When used for dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue with which it comes in contact. When used for teeth whitening, the laser acts as a heat source, enhancing the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.

Campbell Dental Group offers Solea, 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.

The majority of hard and soft tissue procedures in our office are done with virtually no anesthesia, and soft tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly, and soft tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patients? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time. When patients have anesthesia, they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.

Laser dentistry offers distinct benefits:

  • Patients are less likely to require sutures
  • Anesthesia may not be necessary
  • The laser will kill bacteria and sterilize the gums, making infection less likely
  • Less damage to gums shortens the healing time
  • Patients lose less blood than in traditional surgery
  • May reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of a dental drill
  • May preserve more healthy tooth during cavity removal
  • No vibration or noise during procedures, unlike dental drills

Laser dentistry is an innovation that makes many treatments possible and others more comfortable. These are a few of the ways we use lasers in our dental practice:

  • Eliminate hypersensitivity: Lasers can be used to seal tubules on the roots of your teeth, instantly treating sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
  • Treat gum disease: Lasers can remove infected tissue causing periodontal (gum) disease. While lasers cannot completely prevent gum recession or disease from occurring, they can be used to lessen infections in your mouth, thereby also reducing your chances of tooth decay.
  • Remove excessive gum tissue: Those with a “gummy” smile can benefit from laser procedures. Lasers can remove and reshape gum tissue, exposing more of your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile.
  • Removing tumors: Patients with benign mouth tumors can undergo laser dentistry to remove growths safely and quickly.
  • Biopsy. Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer.
  • Canker sore relief. Lasers can relieve the pain of canker sores.
  • Whitening: Lasers can boost the bleaching process when you get your teeth whitened professionally.
  • Cavity detection: Similar to x-rays, lasers can be used to help detect tooth cavities.
  • Preparing teeth for dental fillings. Lasers can remove decay and prepare enamel to receive a filling.
  • Root canal treatments. Lasers can help shape gums and clean bacteria during a root canal.
  • Muscle attachment improvements.
  • Regenerate nerves.
  • Sleep apnea treatments.

Patients can expect their post-operative experience after laser dentistry will likely be smoother than after traditional surgery. Because a laser causes far less bleeding than a scalpel, the site of your surgery will bleed much less when you get home, and wound, healing will occur more quickly. 

While you should still follow cleaning and care instructions to the letter, you’re less likely to get an infection. You also won’t typically experience the post-op pain and discomfort associated with scalpel surgery; post-op irritation after laser surgery is likely to be minor.

The Power Of Solea Laser Dentistry

To mitigate your fears and to provide you with a more comfortable, pain-free experience, discover what our team at Campbell Dental Group has to offer in Tucson, AZ. For the soft tissue treatments you’ve been putting off due to fear or recovery time, we welcome you to our office for fast, minimally invasive laser dentistry!

Laser dentistry is another innovation to help dentists and patients maintain optimal oral health. Contact us today to learn more about what laser dentistry can do for you.