The Dental department of Worldpath International has a Ezlase dental soft tissue laser. This device can perform all soft tissue procedures, often times with no need for local anesthesia. For soft tissue procedures it often eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster due to wound sterilization and the traumatic effect of the laser on surrounding tissues.
• No needle for many soft tissue procedures
• More rapid healing and reduced pain after soft tissue procedures
• Drug free cold sore and apthous ulcer treatments with immediate pain relief and healing within two to three days
• Excellent adjunct to crown and bridge work for improved gingival health and more accurate impression
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you still need to numb someone?
Some people are more sensitive than others and the patient determines if they want to get numb at any point in the procedure. It is the doctor's judgment that the patient might be more comfortable with anesthesia and he will recommend it.
Can the laser be used for gum surgery?
Yes. Lasers we have are used for a variety of gum procedures. We use no scalpels and rarely need to place a suture. The lasers are very kind to the tissue so post operative discomfort is greatly reduced. Patients who have experienced traditional gum surgery are pleasantly surprised about the lack of post operative pain.
Do laser procedures cost more?
Will insurance pay for them?
The gains in efficiency the of the laser allow us to charge fees that are the same as traditional techniques, and in some cases less such as some gum surgeries. The procedures are the same as done with scalpels, and the like. It is how they are done that differs, therefore all procedures are submitted to insurance using traditional coding. If a particular procedure is covered under your plan it makes no difference whether a laser or a drill is used. A number of procedures can be performed including...
• Laser periodontal surgery:no scalpels, sutures, or post operative pain
• Smile improvements, i.e. gum sculpting that lengthens teeth due to oversized gingiva
• Gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, crown lengthening, and other gum corrections
• Root canals using the innovative PIPS procedure (Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming)
• Removal of oral lesions such as fibromas or pappilomas, usually with topical anesthesia only
• Excisional and incisional biopsies
• Frenectomy ("tongue-tie" release, orthodontic or periodontal indications) without anesthesia or sutures
• Apthous Ulcer ("canker sore" ) and herpes treatments
• Treatment of minor mouth and gum irritations
• Treat hypersensitive teeth.