With the Softcare™, hard and soft tissue laser, Dr. Karl Schneck uses the most modern laser technology in the dental industry today with the world’s highest performance dental laser.
Laser Softcare can help eliminate infection and heal diseased gums which is the leading cause of tooth loss. The amazing speed of the laser, the increased comfort, and the elimination or reduction of anesthesia makes the treatment of periodontal disease by laser a benefit over the old-fashioned traditional periodontal therapy.
Tartar and calculus which contributes to bleeding gums, is removed from the root surface of the tooth by use of an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments after first being loosened and disrupted by the laser for a more thorough and efficient procedure. A small amount of light energy from a laser tip gets sent through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth. The light energy helps by eliminating the bacteria which cause periodontal disease. The body then heals naturally.
Although the procedure itself can be virtually painless, the area is anesthetized for your comfort. In this way the laser can be precisely directed for treatment. After treatment discomfort is typically much less painful and shorter in duration than traditional periodontal surgery. And in many cases there is no discomfort. There is no additional cost to use the laser. Dr. Karl Schneck and Dr. Victoria Nguyen use the laser in place of the drill for most small or medium sized fillings because it is easier for the patient.
Please contact our dental team to inquire about an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Karl Schneck and Dr. Victoria Nguyen, who are trained in using Softcare Laser Dentistry in Medford, Oregon. Call us at 541-779-4344 today!