Laser Dentistry (Solea)
About Solea Laser
Solea is an advanced new dental laser technology that is virtually replacing the needle, drill, and scalpel in the dental office. Solea can accommodate patients of all ages and procedures of all kinds—without the need for anesthetic in most cases.
The Solea Dental Laser was created with you in mind
Virtually Free Of The Needle And The Sound Of The Drill
With Solea, there’s no need to feel anxious anymore. The dental laser is quiet, reliably free of the needle, drill, blood, and pain and for the majority of procedures you won’t have to worry about waiting for anesthetic to set in.
Quick, Easy, And Done In A Single Visit
Because of how fast Solea works, most procedures can be completed in just minutes and there is usually no need for a second appointment. This takes away the frustration of having to sit in the chair for hours, and allows you to have more time to enjoy your day.
Able To Get You Back To Your Day In Minutes
As a result of reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, you will be able to leave the office—without that uncomfortable, numb sensation—almost immediately after your Solea Dentist completes the procedure.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Many times, patients are hesitant to go to the dentist because of the sounds and vibrations caused by the dental drill. This is why we use laser technology in our office, since it is easier, painless and quicker than traditional drills. Laser dentistry uses high-powered laser technology to power away soft and hard tissue. It can be useful in most dental appointments when a drill or even scalpel might be needed.
Why is Laser Dentistry needed?
The reason laser dentistry might be needed is because we need to treat either hard or soft tissue. Lasers can be used to eradicate areas of decay as well as file down and smooth teeth in preparation for crowns and bridge work. In surgical procedures, these lasers can be used to help cut through soft tissue without the trauma of a typical scalpel. The process of using a laser in dental procedures is safe and highly effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Solea accepted by Insurance?
Insurance typically covers the cost of Solea just like procedures performed with a drill. Please discuss coverage with a Solea dentist directly.
Is Solea pain-free?
The vast majority of patients report not feeling anything during their dental procedure, while others report a mild sensation of cold.
Solea Sleep is also virtually painless for the vast majority of patients. After the procedure, most patients experience no discomfort at all, while others feel like they have a slight sore throat, but it’s gone within a day. Many patients also say that their airway feels more open immediately after treatment.
What dental procedures is Solea used on?
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.
Is Solea used for cleanings?
Solea is not a replacement for one’s hygiene check-ups.
How does Solea work?
Solea uses computer-controlled laser technology to smoothly, quickly, and safely vaporize the hard (teeth) and soft (gums) tissues in one’s mouth.
Does Solea work with silver (amalgam) fillings?
In most cases, Solea allows the dentist to remove amalgam minimizing the loss of tooth structure.
Is Solea good for kids?
It’s great for kids. It’s faster, and most procedures are done without a shot, the drill or pain. Because there is no need for a shot, multiple procedures can be done in one appointment, meaning less time at the dentist. A child can go right back to school or eat right after their appointment because they don’t leave with a numb feeling.
I’m pregnant. Is it OK to use Solea on me?
Yes, it’s actually better since there is no need to inject a pregnant patient with anesthetics for the majority of procedures.
Who is a candidate for Laser Dentistry?
Laser technology is safe and effective for most patients. You can benefit from this type of option because it is often painless, and some of our patients won't even need anesthetic while the laser is in use. You won't have the sounds and the vibrations associated with a typical dental drill. In fact, both adults and children can benefit from this type of option when coming into our office.
What happens during Laser Dentistry?
The first step is to have you come into our office for your appointment. We will sit you comfortably in one of our operatories. Because lasers are often painless, anesthetic may not be needed depending on the type of work being done. We then use a small handheld device and laser technology to power away hard and soft tissue as it is needed. We can use this type of technology when preparing teeth for fillings, crowns and bridge work. You will find that the procedure goes quickly and more smoothly than ever before.
If you think you might benefit from laser dentistry, call us today so that we can get you in for a consultation appointment.