Laser Dentistry Milwaukee, WI
What is CO2 LightScalpel Laser?
The CO2 LightScalpel Laser is a device that uses a highly focused CO2 laser beam to vaporize, cleanly and precisely, while sealing blood vessels at the same time. It is the best laser on the market for a combination of soft tissue uses.
This laser device results in less swelling, less pain, better healing for the treatment of several conditions, including:
- Implant Infections
- Melanin Pigment Removal
- Treatment Of Aphthous Ulcers
How does laser surgery work?
Soft tissue lasers like the LightScalpel CO2 are used to remove lesions and fibromas inside the mouth, treat gum disease (this is called gingivectomy), and place implants, among other procedures. This is an alternative to traditional surgery, where a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue. We use the LightScalpel CO2’s beam of light to evaporate any infected tissues and allow the tooth and gums to naturally re-attach.
Are laser procedures safe?
Because scalpels and cutting aren’t necessary, the laser is considered a much safer way to resolve dental problems. Some of the benefits to this type of treatment include precision cutting and vaporization, less blood loss, minimal swelling and scarring, and decreased post-operative discomfort. Rather than noisy drills or scalpels and stitches, the LightScalpel CO2 allows us to remove infections or decay from your mouth. Additionally, the treatment is pain-free, making it appealing to our patients with dental anxiety – sometimes fear of traditional dental tools prevents patients from getting the help that they need.
Is laser surgery appropriate for me?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for laser surgery is to speak with your doctor. Dr. Rick Winter and Bruce Winter will be able to assess your specific situation and determine if laser surgery is right for you.