Laser dentistry is a less invasive yet more effective way to perform a wide variety of dental procedures. The laser is designed to only target the damaged cells and if done correctly it should not cause any damage to any unnecessary cells around the affected area. The primary causes of pain associated with the use of traditional dental drills come from the heat, vibration and pressure of the drill. Since the laser does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many of the procedures can be formed with fewer shots, if any, and there is less need for anesthesia. In many of the procedures, laser dentistry reduces bleeding, pain, swelling and the need for pain medication.
With the power of laser technology, Dr. Loo now has the ability to perform other non-dental related services for his patients as well. These services include, but are not limited to, Nightlase™, Smoothlase™ and Liplase™.
Nightlase™ is a quick, non-intrusive procedure for the treatment of snoring. Delicate laser light energy tightens and elevates the delicate palate to expand the airway and diminish the intensity of snoring. Treatment requires no needles, anesthesia or chemicals. The procedure can likewise be in conjunction with either the CPAP machine or oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea. It offers an awesome contrasting option to those that can't endure the CPAP or other regular medications. The laser light energy delicately warms the tissue, bringing about fixing and conditioning of the delicate tissues. This lessens the intensity of snoring and opens the airway permitting easier breathing. The laser energy takes allows for new collagen growth in the treated region. Unlike other treatments, there is no cutting or removal of any tissue.
Smoothlase™ is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that involves using a laser to trigger the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin around the mouth, chin and lips. Unlike dermatological lasers that penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Smoothlase™ works from inside the mouth to specifically target the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Your body’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of new, fresh collagen which results in tightening and gradual lifting or shifting of the skin to a more youthful position.
Liplase™ is a nonsurgical, non-invasive treatment that is all done from inside the mouth to enhance the shape of your lips. There are no injections or anesthetics used. Liplase™ can rejuvenate, plump and create fullness to lips along with developing enhanced shape and form by stimulating collagen growth within the lips. The results are gradual so the lips will have a more natural look while they are developing.
In addition to enhancing the collagen growth within the lips, Dr. Loo can also treat and potentially cure common cold sores. Patients must receive treatment at the early stages of the cold sore, but the treatment is painless and can be done in less than 15 minutes. Give us a call if you would like more information on any of the laser services.