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Solea Dental Laser

We have invested in your child’s smile! Our dentists can now provide dental fillings without use of a drill and perform oral surgery without use of needles or scalpels. Some patients even report experiencing zero discomfort during procedures, too. We use the Solea Laser. Many patients want noise-free, needle-free, drill-free, blood-free, suture-free appointments - which is frequently possible with the Solea Laser. When the sources of anxiety are removed, patients (and their parents) have a happier experience. The state-of-the-art Solea CO2 Dental Laser is revolutionizing dentistry, and making fillings and oral surgery something to SMILE about! Talk with our dentists to see if Solea is right for you.

Solea uses computer-controlled laser technology to smoothly, quickly, and safely vaporize the hard tissue (teeth) and soft tissue (gums) in one’s mouth.  It’s fast, precise, frequently anesthesia-free for most cavity prep, and blood-free and suture-free for most soft tissue surgeries. Patients love the unique experience.

What is the
Solea CO2
Dental Laser?

Solea is cleared to cut enamel (teeth), soft tissue (gum), and bone. Some procedure examples include: cavities, gingivectomies, frenectomies, aphthous ulcers, fibroma removals, crown lengthenings, and more. Solea has safely been used on young patients of all ages, including infants.

What procedures
is Solea Laser
used for?

It’s great for kids. It’s faster, and most procedures are done without a shot, the drill or pain. Multiple procedures can be done in one appointment, meaning less time at the dentist. A child can often go back to school or eat right after their appointment because they frequently don’t leave with a numb feeling.

Is the Solea
Laser safe
for children?
Benefits of Solea Laser

REDUCED ANXIETY. Little ones can be calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. 

 

QUICK. Fast, precise, speedy appointment time means you can get back to your day with no lingering numbness or lengthy recovery time.

 

NO NOISE. Quiet CO2 laser is virtually silent .

 

NO DRILL. Uses a concentrated beam of light to cut and reconstruct tissue (so has none of the discomfort, vibration, sound, or smell that accompanies drill usage). 

NO BLEEDING. Solea laser seals blood vessels. Precise cutting efficiency with little to no bleeding or pain, means no sutures needed after oral surgery.  

 

NO NEEDLES. Solea almost completely eliminates the need for local anesthetic for the majority of dental procedures, which means no lingering numbness afterwards or lengthy recovery time.

 

GERM REDUCING. Up to 99% reduction in aerosols and splatter, which lowers risk of disease transmission (including Covid-19).

 

VERSATILE. Works on all surfaces of tissue, both hard tissue (teeth) and soft tissue (gums).

COMPREHENSIVE. All 4 quadrants of the mouth can receive work in a single appointment, rather than needing to schedule multiple appointments.

*NOTE: Results may vary. Talk to our dentists to see if the Solea Laser is right for you.

About Infant Oral Surgery...

WHAT EXACTLY IS TONGUE-TIE AND LIP-TIE?

 

PROBLEM: Tongue-Tie / Lip-Tie is a thin piece of tissue behind the tongue or lips that restricts necessary movement. Babies with this condition can have trouble with feeding and speaking. It can also cause breastfeeding to become painful for mothers. However, conditions can be treated.

REMEDY: Sunshine Children's Dentistry is one of the select pediatric dentist offices that can offer Laser oral surgery. Consider talking with one of our dentists, Dr. Fry or Dr. Bradley, about the Infant Laser Frenectomy procedure. Laser oral surgery may be of benefit.

LightScapel Laser Before-After

WHAT DOES TONGUE-TIE AND LIP-TIE LOOK LIKE? 

In the case of Tongue-Tie, a thin piece of tissue called Lingual Frenulum (which connects the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth) may either be too tight or attach too far towards the tip of the tongue. This can restrict the tongue from full movement required to latch for milk, eat, and later speak.
 

Similarly, in the case of Lip-Tie, the tissue called Labial Frenulum connected to the lips, if too tight, may be causing restriction. However, these conditions can often be treated.