Used most often in our Surrey dentistry clinic for gum treatments, this modern dental laser technology facilitates quicker, more comfortable healing as well as cosmetic sculpting of the gum line.
How Does The Odyssey Soft-Tissue Dental Laser Work?
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It converts electrical power into coherent, monochromatic and colliminated light capable of changing a target substance, such as human tissue. The tissues are modified due to the thermal effects produced by the light. Lasers were first introduced to dentistry in 1982.
The Odyssey 2.4G Diode Laser enables our Surrey dental care office to offer patients the most sophisticated, precise and minimally invasive technology available in dentistry. Its high affinity for soft tissue makes this dental laser an invaluable tool for esthetic sculpting of gums, accessibility, isolation and the healing of soft tissue. It differs from traditional methods in that it is more efficient and often faster. There is less post-operative discomfort for the patient and the bacteria levels in affected areas are reduced. There is virtually no collateral damage to healthy tissue.
Overall, our Surrey laser dental procedures are safer, highly effective and gentle with healing time noticeably reduced. The Odyssey Diode Laser is certified in compliance with the latest safety standards applicable to medical lasers in the US and Canada.
Explore Our Surrey Dental Laser Treatments
At our Surrey dentistry office, Southridge Dental, some of the soft-tissue procedures the Odyssey Diode Dental Laser is used for include:
- Reducing sulcular oral bacteria and other flora.
- Recontouring interproximal tissue.
- Soft tissue debridement.
- Reducing hyperplasia.
- Healing for split lips.
The Odyssey Diode Laser can also be used for the following dental procedures:
- Treating inflammation around implants
- Incising and draining abscesses
- Recovering dental implants
- Troughing for impressions
- Crown lengthening