10 years ago I bought my first dental laser. I thought it was the coolest thing to be able to reshape gums with it or cut away a growth for a biopsy. But, that was all it could do. I was told anesthetic wouldn’t be needed, but it wasn’t true. It really hurt if you weren’t numb. Fast forward to this year – I bought a Solea Dental Laser. Totally different world. The future is now. I am using the drill much less with the laser. No shots, no numbing – I’ve been fixing cavities on little kids and adults of all ages without anesthetic. We’ve all been waiting for it to hurt…but, it doesn’t.
WHAT IS SOLEA?
Solea is 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.
For more information on Solea, call Dr. Bass at 919-362-6789.