Our Scotts Valley dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry remain at the forefront of their field by offering the latest and greatest dental technology. LightScalpel is an incredibly precise dental laser used for cosmetic dental procedures and frenectomies to release tongue- or lip-ties. Along with providing unparalleled results, the LightScalpel laser requires little to no downtime, and patients also can remain comfortable during their procedure.
What is LightScalpel?
This dental CO2 laser emits a flexible fiber wavelength that has the ability to remove only a few cells of soft tissue at a time. The laser cauterizes tissue and seals blood vessels as it works, providing a comfortable treatment for patients, and causes less bleeding than traditional surgical options. Additionally, since the laser kills bacteria and viruses on contact, the risk of post-operative infection is relatively low.
When is the LightScalpel laser used?
The LightScalpel laser is trusted by many different physicians like plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, and dentists. Our Scotts Valley laser dentists use the LightScalpel to perform a variety of cosmetic dental procedures and to treat ankyloglossia or tongue-ties.
LightScalpel can be used for the following dental procedures:
- Crown lengthening
- Gum contouring for a gummy smile
- Removal of oral lesions
- Excise (remove) gum tissue during oral surgery
- Release tongue-tie or lip-tie
Benefits of LightScalpel
Patients appreciate the multiple benefits of receiving treatment using the LightScalpel dental laser. Its incredible precision allows the dentist to remove only a few cells of soft tissue from the oral cavity but is powerful enough to remove larger areas. Since the laser has the ability to cauterize the tissue and blood vessels, less bleeding occurs during the actual surgical procedure. This is a significant advantage because patients have a more comfortable experience during treatment, and there is essentially no downtime and minimal healing needed afterward. The laser’s benefits are unmatched compared to traditional surgery, which involves using a scalpel to remove tissue, sutures to close the incision and a longer recovery. LightScalpel is safe for patients of all ages and can even be used on infants to release tongue- or lip-ties, also known as frenuloplasty.
What’s it like to receive treatment using LightScalpel laser?
Treatment with the LightScalpel should be comfortable, although the dentist may need to numb the area being treated. During your procedure, there should be minimal bleeding, and you do not have to worry about getting sutures afterward, in most cases. While the gum tissue may be a little tender for a couple of days, it shouldn’t be painful or interfere with your daily routine. Many patients return to work or school immediately following their procedure. Plan on eating a diet of soft, cool foods for the first few days following your procedure, and gradually expand your diet as you feel comfortable. While post-operative infection is rare with laser surgery, you should call the doctor if you experience unusual swelling, bleeding, severe pain, or the treatment area oozes or looks infected.
Laser Dentistry in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz
Whether you decide to undergo a cosmetic dental procedure that involves oral surgery or need a frenuloplasty in Scotts Valley, experience the difference of LightScalpel laser at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry. We invite you to schedule a consultation to learn how our office provides treatment for common conditions like a gummy smile or leases tongue-ties. To get started or schedule your consultation, please call Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry at (831) 438-4411. We welcome patients of Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz.