Laser Dentistry at Roseville Kids Dentist!
We are proud to offer the LTM Precise Diode Laser in our Roseville office!
Lasers in dentistry provide an amazing tool to help soft tissue dental procedures go more smoothly in a minimally invasive way. With the use of a dental laser the risk of infection, swelling, prolonged healing, and scaring are all greatly reduced. The following section outlines some of the procedures that can be performed with a dental laser. As an Associate Fellow in the World Laser Institute, Dr. Crutchfield is excited to apply laser technology to aid in the overall dental health of his patients!
Check out Sophia's experience with the Solea dental laser below;
Tissue Removal with the Solea Laser
When permanent molars begin to grow in through gum tissue they sometimes come in slowly. If this occurs the gum tissue that covers the molar (operculum) can make it difficult to brush or eat. Because of this, cavities can more easily form on the permanent molars. If this tissue does not resolve on its own it can easily be removed with a dental laser. This will aid in hygiene, reduce discomfort, and allow access if a cavity does form.
Soft tissue abnormalities can also be removed easily with a dental laser. An example of this is a mucocele. These usually occur on the lips as a result of trauma. A mucocele forms typically when a saliva duct that has been ruptured does not heal correctly. The duct then swells with fluid. As a result, a “bubble” on the lips can form. A mucocele can resolve on its own but they often do not. A dental laser can be used to remove the mucocele quickly, easily, and safely without the need for sutures and with very little discomfort.