State-of-the-Art Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry has revolutionized the way dentists perform and patients experience dental care. Modern laser technology eliminates the need for scalpels, incisions and injections associated with conventional dentistry, and is becoming a highly sought-after service. Dr. Michael Sohl is one of the few dentists in our area specially trained in laser dentistry, which he incorporates into many procedures. Specifically, laser treatment is highly effective for periodontitis (gum disease) and peri-implantitis (infection surrounding a dental implant). With his unique training, Dr. Sohl can eliminate gum disease-causing bacteria with minimal discomfort, bleeding and a reduced healing time. This advanced treatment is changing the way we perform many procedures and is changing the way our patients receive care.
More Comfortable, Virtually Painless Treatment
Laser dentistry allows us to perform a wide variety of procedures without incisions, scalpels, or the sounds, vibrations, and heat of dental drills. In cases of periodontitis, our state-of-the-art BIOLASE® dental laser emits light energy and a gentle stream of water to areas of infection, targeting diseased-areas only and leaving healthy tissue and bone intact. This minimally invasive process restores the health of the mouth quickly and near painlessly and promotes bone regeneration. It can also help save a failing dental implant in the case of peri-implantitis. Laser dentistry is also used in a variety of other procedures, to streamline treatment and offer more comfortable care.
Laser Dentistry for Anxious Patients
For some patients, dental anxiety is a very real issue that can prevent them from visiting the dentist. Laser dentistry is reshaping patient experiences by eliminating the two biggest fear factors of a conventional dental appointment: needles and pain. Contrary to conventional treatment, laser treatment is so gentle and painless, it rarely requires anesthetic or sedation. Laser dentistry also helps us provide safer and more efficient care, and improves the precision with which we perform procedures. As a whole, laser treatment drastically improves your dental experiences from beginning to end by increasing your comfort and safety.