How is the Diode Laser different than traditional treatment?
With all surgical procedures there are some unwanted but routine side effects. The diode laser is unique because it can be used as a surgical instrument but can minimize these side effects. The diode is able to stop bleeding and seal lymphatic and nerve endings during the procedure. This prevents inflammation and discomfort after the procedure that typical scalpel surgery would induce.
The diode is typically a faster and more efficient treatment option. It is essentially a painless procedure, meaning patients do not need to be numbed prior to the procedure or wait for the numbing to wear off in order to go about their day. The diode is a more sterile option as the tip sterilizes itself when in use. And patients typically experience less bleeding during and after the procedure because the diode is less invasive and more precise.
How is the diode laser used?
The diode laser is typically used during cosmetic, soft tissue management, decay removal, or surgical procedures. Cosmetically it can be used to effectively reshape the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth. It can also be used to manage dental hygiene by killing the bacteria in the periodontal pockets and to remove decay on the teeth. The diode is also used during surgeries to make accurate and minimally invasive incisions. The laser’s ability to eliminate bleeding ensures less post-operative swelling and discomfort for the patient.