An exciting technology we have introduced into our practice is Solea laser dentistry.
What is Solea?
Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system which has been approved by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue dental procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts in conjunction with research performed through the University of California at San Francisco over the past thirty years. Its unique laser wavelength allows it to perform procedures ranging from dental fillings to gum surgeries.
Oftentimes procedures can be performed without using local anesthesia. This includes treating cavities and restoring teeth with dental fillings. Avoiding the use of needles and experiencing no numb feeling during or afterwards leads to a more comfortable visit for our patients. This also means we can often complete more treatment in one visit leading to less appointments and significant time savings. Without the numb feeling, patients are free to go about their day afterwards as normal, eating and drinking right away.