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Prosthodontics and the LightScalpel CO2 Laser

The LightScalpel CO2 laser can be efficiently used in prosthodontics for procedures such as the hyperplastic gingival ablation, sulcular debridement, vestibuloplasty, etc. The ability of the surgical CO2 laser to achieve hemostasis proves especially important for the following reasons: the laser helps maintain dry bloodless operatory field with excellent visibility; ability to see ensured precise tissue removal with very little collateral damage to the surrounding unaffected tissues; no sutures are required reducing overall surgery time. Patients report less post-op pain and swelling thus less analgesia is necessary. With bactericidal effects, many at-risk implants can be treated early, before too much of the supporting bone is lost.

testimonial author
The LightScalpel 10,600 nanometer laser has become an indispensable piece of my armamentarium in my implant and reconstructive dental practice. The use of electrosurgical devices and diodes seems antiquated as I looked for faster healing, less post-operative discomfort and minimally invasive treatment for my patients. The use of the CO2 laser has not only helped me add procedures to my reconstructive palate but has become a tool I can’t practice without. From laser assisted minimal flap crown lengthening to implant un-covery or peri-implantitiis treatments, the LightScalpel laser has become a value added device. Marketing an advanced specially accurate photo-thermal ablation tool highlights and differentiates a state-of-the art practice from those that are using lesser technologies.
Richard B. Winter, DDS
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentists and International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the International College of Dentists
Listed as one of Dentistry Today’s 19th Annual leaders in C.E.
Milwaukee, WI
testimonial author
The CO2 laser wavelength is the most efficient wavelength for soft tissue laser dentistry due to its unparalleled absorption by oral soft tissue.
Robert A. Convissar, DDS, FAGD
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics.
Member of the American Dental Association, the Dental Society of the State of New York, the First District Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Society of Lasers in Dentistry, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the Greater New York Academy of Laser Dentistry.
New York, NY
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