Diode lasers by BIOLASE are an innovative technology that can be used in a number of dental and periodontal treatments. By implementing energy and light pulses, a diode laser is a tool that is used for treatments on the soft tissue of your mouth. At Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA, we offer diode lasers to perform safe and effective processes for our Melbourne, FL patients. The advancements of this technology can shorten procedure times and reduce the need for sutures after periodontal surgery. This can then, in turn, minimize bleeding and the chance of infection after a procedure. To learn more about using a diode laser during your treatment, contact our practice in Melbourne, FL to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Sangiv I. Patel.
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The best candidate for diode laser technology is anyone looking to have a less invasive procedure for their teeth and gums. There are several treatments and procedures in which the diode laser can be used to increase precision and reduce your treatment time, including gum contouring, periodontal services, plaque removal, gum surgery, crown lengthening, and the removal of tumors and lesions in the mouth. The laser can also be used to kill bacteria before or during treatment.
What to Expect
The diode laser is a small device that Dr. Patel can use to care for the gums. Before any treatment with the diode laser, you may receive a local anesthetic to make the process more comfortable. Energy from the laser is emitted in short pulses during the procedure, which should reduce the duration of the treatment. The innovative technology is gentle and allows for less pain and discomfort during and after your treatment.
Following any procedure using a diode laser, you may experience tender or swollen gums. However, there generally is no need for stitches, and bleeding should be minimal. If your pain is significant, Dr. Patel may prescribe pain medication or provide you over-the-counter pain relievers. He will also supply specific aftercare instructions that can help in your recovery. You may want to attend a follow-up appointment, depending on what procedure was performed so he can further monitor your recovery.
Insurance coverage will depend on the procedure administered with the diode laser. Our financial team can contact your dental insurance provider to determine any additional out-of-pocket costs. Our dental facility accepts many payment options to help you afford your procedure. Dr. Patel can also give you information about acquiring low-interest financing.
Diode Laser Treatments
For precision and accuracy, a diode laser can provide you with a more comfortable and efficient procedure. Additionally, it may allow your treatment to be less time consuming and minimize healing time. Contact our office in Melbourne, FL to schedule your consultation to learn more about diode laser technology and how it can positively impact your dental surgery and application.