What are the advantages of CO₂ laser procedures?
We are proud to provide the many advantages of laser technology to our patients:
As it vaporizes the tissue, the CO₂ laser seals small blood vessels. This great reduction in bleeding makes surgical procedures quick and easy.
Less Swelling and Discomfort
The CO₂ laser beam seals lymphatics, resulting in less post-operative swelling and discomfort associated with traditional lasers or scalpel surgery.
Reduced Risk of Infection
The sanitizing effect of the laser reduces the risk of infection and
means faster healing.
Shortened Surgery Time
Less bleeding results in the improved visibility of the surgical field. The dentist and the team do not have to spend as much time trying to control the bleeding,
and as a result the duration of the surgery is reduced.
Reduced trauma, minimized bleeding, less pain and swelling, and short periods of anesthesia mean, in most cases, you can go back to work or school the same day.
What is a LightScalpel CO₂ laser?
The LightScalpel CO₂ laser is a device that produces a concentrated beam of light. The highly focused CO₂ laser beam vaporizes cleanly and precisely while sealing blood vessels at the same time. Many years of experience in medicine and oral surgery went into the design of this laser system, which was made to provide superior care for patients.
Our laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time, if needed. At the same time, it is powerful enough to de-bulk large tumors.
Are LightScalpel laser procedures safe?
When used according to accepted guidelines by a trained practitioner, the laser is as safe as other instruments. You will wear special protective glasses, just as you would to protect your eyes from sun exposure.
Laser surgery is a non-invasive treatment because, as opposed to the traditional dental instruments, it does not penetrate the tissues. Its extreme precision allows the practitioner to treat only one specific area, respecting the healthy elements around the treated zone.
One can also notice a significant reduction of inflammation and swelling thanks to the antibacterial action of this type of intervention. Post-operative complications are nearly never observed.