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The CO2 laser has been used for intraoral procedures since the 1960s and millions of CO2 laser procedures have been performed with Luxar-LightScalpel flexible fibers since 1991 to date. A great deal of peer-reviewed literature advocates the use of CO2 dental lasers in soft tissue dentistry due to their most important attribute: the WAVELENGTH.
A simple review of soft tissue absorption properties for all soft-tissue dental lasers (810 nm, 904 nm, 960 nm, 980 nm, 1064 nm, 9.3 micrometers, and 10.6 micrometers) reveals that the 10.6 micrometers wavelength of the CO2 laser is the most appropriate for intraoral soft tissue surgical applications.
The key to successful applications of the 10.6 micrometers CO2 lasers, and their advantages over other wavelengths, is their ability to accurately cut and efficiently coagulate the soft tissue at the same time.
The LightScalpel LS-1005 and LS-2010 CO2 Laser Systems are intended and FDA cleared for use in dental laser surgery procedures for incision, excision, ablation, and/or vaporization of soft tissue for treatment of:
The LightScalpel dental laser allows the practitioner to perform soft tissue procedures and treatments not easily done with scalpels, such as fibroma removal, aphthous and herpetic lesions treatment, soft-tissue crown lengthening, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, soft-tissue biopsies, and others.
The LightScalpel soft tissue dental laser is highly efficient for periodontal therapy, tissue hemostasis, and aesthetics. With the LightScalpel CO2 laser, the productivity of the dental practice increases; for example, the dentist acquires the ability to perform certain procedures quickly due to the lack of anesthetic required and/or need for sutures.
With the right education and training, the LightScalpel flexible fiber CO2 laser system can become a potent practice and profit builder, as it is an excellent marketing vehicle for a practice.