You’ll Love How the Laser Changes Your Trip to the Dentist.
From the very start, we knew that lasers would do wonders for the patient experience. That’s why Omaha Laser Dentistry was one of the first in the area to use them – beginning more than 10 years ago. Since then, we’ve continued to adopt the latest laser technology, like the Solea® and LightWalker® lasers. It makes our patients’ trips to the dentist more comfortable and even complicated procedures more efficient. Our patients, especially children, love the fact that so many procedures can be done without needles and drills.
Here’s How Lasers Work
Like other laser technology, the wavelength of the dental laser determines the intensity of the beam and how it’s used. Dr. Bolamperti has several lasers he uses, depending on the patient and the procedure. From the simple to the complex, there are many uses for lasers:
Cutting soft and hard tissue more efficiently
Treating gum disease and inflammation
Treating snoring and sleep apnea
Preparing teeth for fillings, crowns and onlays
Relieving tooth sensitivity
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
There are many reasons Dr. Bolamperti chooses lasers over traditional dental techniques. For example, in a surgical procedure, lasers cut tooth, tissue or bone more efficiently, and their beams also lessen bleeding and often eliminate the need for sutures. In fact, there are many benefits to laser dentistry including:
Shorter treatment times and fewer visits
Shorter recovery and faster healing
Less pain and virtually no need for anesthesia
Safe for patients of all ages – even children
Omaha’s Most Experienced Laser Dentist
There’s a lot to be said for being first. Omaha Laser Dentistry continues to lead the way in the adoption and use of lasers to create a better patient experience. As dental experts, we’re asked to help other dentists understand the benefits of laser dentistry as they begin to explore the advantages of this technique in their own practices. In addition, Dr. Bolamperti is often selected to take part in professional conferences and meetings to share his insights and expertise in laser dentistry.
What is the Solea® laser?
The Solea® laser is the latest addition to Omaha Laser Dentistry. It’s an isotopic CO2 laser that operates at a unique wavelength (9.3 microns), producing a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. It’s the first laser approved by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue. This means it can be used on teeth and gums, like you’d expect, as well as bone for more serious procedures.
How is the Solea® laser used?
The Solea laser is very versatile. So, Dr. Bolamperti may use it to prepare a tooth for a filling, to contour or reshape gum tissue or for complex surgeries. Because it’s quick and effective, it’s a great option for children or anyone who feels anxious about their visits to the dentist.
Does the Solea® laser hurt?
Actually, one of the benefits our patients like best about Dr. Bolamperti’s use of lasers is the fact that 95% of our routine procedures can be done without anesthesia – so there’s less anxiety and discomfort. And there’s no more of that “fat lip” feeling when you leave the office.
Can the Solea® laser be used for children?
Yes, not only is the Solea® laser a great alternative to traditional techniques when treating infants and children, it makes more complex pediatric oral treatments less stressful. Even frenectomies, which are invasive and usually require anesthesia, can be performed quickly, comfortably and without anesthesia.
How does the Solea® laser compare with traditional techniques?
In many cases, there are fewer risks using the Solea® laser. That’s because the laser reduces the need for sutures, and the potential for bacterial infections. It’s more precise, speeding healing times, increasing comfort and reducing the time it takes to perform procedures. It also eases anxiety by eliminating the need for needles and drills.
About the Solea® Laser
Carlee’s experience with the Solea® Laser
Sophie on the Solea® Laser
What is the LightWalker® laser?
The LightWalker® laser is a dual-wave tissue laser that delivers two different wavelengths. This enables Dr. Bolamperti to provide a range of innovative treatment options for patients of all ages, selecting the wavelength that delivers the best effect on the tissues affected by the patient’s condition or the recommended treatment.
How is LightWalker® used?
The LightWalker® laser features two wavelengths – the most highly absorbed Er:YAG, the most homogeneously absorbed Nd:YAG or TwinLight® treatment, which combines both wavelengths. So, Dr. Bolamperti might use Nd:YAG for coagulation and deep disinfection. He can also opt for the ability to target hard and soft tissues using the Er:YAG for deep cleaning and scaling, grafts and regeneration, and sleep issues such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. TwinLight® brings the best of both to root canals and crown lengthening.
Does LightWalker® Laser Hurt?
As with all lasers, including the Solea®, the LightWalker® laser virtually eliminates the need for anesthetic and often results in less discomfort during procedures and faster recovery times after. It’s another one of the reasons that Omaha Laser Dentistry was the first in the area to adopt this innovative technology.
Can LightWalker® Be Used for Children?
While every recommendation depends on the patient’s condition and recommended treatment, the LightWalker® laser is safe for use on children.
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