Soft Tissue Laser Services in Indianapolis
When you think laser, you may think of NASA or the latest blockbuster. Whatever it is, your first thought probably isn’t your dental care -- but if you require surgery that affects the soft tissues of your mouth, like the gums, cheeks or tongue, you can greatly benefit from the EPIC™ diode laser platform. Your doctors at Indianapolis Family Dentistry are pleased to offer our patients all the benefits precise, efficient laser power has to offer! Keep reading to learn more about this revolutionary tool for soft tissue surgery.
The EPIC™ Diode Laser: How It Works
The EPIC™ diode laser performs two wonderful functions in soft tissue surgery: it increases your dentist’s precision while simultaneously decreasing your discomfort. And while a plain old scalpel could do the same job, the EPIC™ laser allows for a less traumatic, invasive surgery overall -- and that means you’re on the road to recovery far sooner than is possible with the traditional scalpel.
The EPIC™ diode laser can be used in a number of treatments involving the soft tissue, including:
- Reshaping gums and removing bacteria after gum disease
- Relieving lesions (like aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions)
- Performing a biopsy to test for cancer
- Many more soft tissue applications
Benefits of Lasers in Oral Surgery
Compared to traditional methods of cutting or reshaping soft tissues in the mouth, the advantages offered by the EPIC™ diode laser are easy to see. Just a few of the numerous benefits include:
- Extreme patient comfort compared with other options in soft tissue surgery
- Because the laser produces less trauma than a scalpel, less anaesthesia is required (but at Indianapolis Family Dentistry, a safe amount of anesthesia is always available for your complete comfort).
- Lasers offer better precision, reducing the risk of over cutting tissue.
- Patients experience far less bleeding and swelling with the diode laser.
- Recovery time is faster in treatments performed using the diode laser.
A Bit More On Patient Comfort
We’re so excited about the fact that the EPIC™ diode laser increases patient comfort by allowing us to do more, better... and with less anaesthetic. That’s because EPIC™ offers something called ComfortPulse. It’s a new feature that transmits pulses of energy to the tissue in carefully timed intervals -- allowing you time to adjust to the procedure at your own, comfortable pace.
With the EPIC™ diode laser and ComfortPulse, your comfort and safety are always the primary goals.
Call Us to Benefit From the Latest in Laser Technology
If you require soft tissue surgery, you can benefit from the wonderful treatment provided by the EPIC™ diode laser. Drs. Farthing and Tepner are proud to offer this option to patients in our community. Why don’t you get in touch with the team at Indianapolis Family Dentistry to learn more about how you can benefit from the soft tissue laser?
Request your appointment online today!