Orthodontic fibromas are a familiar issue for many patients who wear traditional metal braces. Tissue sores form in different areas of the mouth that can become painful. This young female patient had a small but bothersome fibroma on her lower lip. See how minimally invasive laser surgery removes the unwanted tissue with little patient awareness. Click here to see how modern dental lasers surpass conventional methods of lesion removal.
The Waterlase MD laser is one of the most powerful and versatile dental lasers avaialble. Cavity preparation and excavation of old or failed fillings require no follow up with a conventional drill. With vibration, heat and discomfort at near zero levels, the need for anesthetic medication is nill for many patients, including children. Click here to see a demonstration of advanced laser technology. Produced by Biolase and provided through Dr Marie Schweinebraten, Atlanta GA.
The PerioLaseTM from Millennium Dental Technologies is a specialized Nd:YAG (Neodymium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) laser with the unique features necessary to perform a variety of soft tissue procedures. Click here to watch a video animation of how the PerioLase treatment is performed.
The VELscope Laser is a new technology that enables dentists, surgeons and periodontists to literally visualize oral lesions that may be a cancerous risk. Safe, efficient and extremely accurate, more and more dentists are providing this new diagnostic service. Click here to watch a live demonstration of an oral cancer screening. Video footage provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Con-Bio Laser Frenectomy: Treatment for Tongue Tied Condition
WARNING - This video is GRAPHIC - Watch how a laser is used to remove connective tissue on the underside of a tongue that has historically limited movement of the tongue and has caused speech problems. Non invasive, scalpel-free tissue removal and no painful suturing. Pain and discomfort is minimal for this surgery, which typically can be completed in about 5 minutes.
Media provided by Dr. Ira Koeppel of Long Island NY.
- Minimally Invasive Gum Recontouring
Dental lasers are commonly used by skilled dentists for performing gum tissue reshaping and recontouring. Compared to other techniques, dental lasers offer the security of being minimally invasive, requiring a minimum of topical anesthesia. Suturing is eliminated. Lased tissue is self - cauterizing and can be altered with precision. Watch this 2 minute video that represents a gum reshaping procedure for the upper jaw. Multimedia file provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Gummy Smile NdYAG Tissue Removal
NdYAG laser technology provides a self cauterizing treatment for safely removing unwanted excess gingival tissue. Precision and control of the lasing tip assures the cosmetic result desired while preserving critical structures that will later promote the regrowth of the papilla ... in this case over a new set of veneer replacements.
- Lip Sore - Hematoma Removal via Minimally Invasive Laser Tissue Therapy
A live tissue lasing treatment session for complete ablation (removal) of a capillary hemangioma on the lower lip of a female patient. Minimally invasive therapy that eliminates the need for scalpals and suturing. Multimedia file provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Orthodontic Fibroma Lesion Removal - Surgery Alternative
Orthodontic braces sometimes can cause the growth of Friboma. Left untreated they can become unmanageable. Watch a live lesion removal procedure performed with minimally invasive Erbium laser technology. Watch the steps taken to isolate the lesion and the steps taken to gently remove the entire mass. Traditional surgery involving the use of scalpels and suturing was avoided. Pain and discomfort were a non-issue for the patient. Listen for her reaction at the completion of treatment. Provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Orthodontic Cuspid Uncovering - Non Surgical Laser Alternative
Orthodontic treatment frequently requires specialized procedures to "pull down" one or more tooth structures. In this treatment example, an impacted cuspid is treated via laser treatments to expose the tooth structure that will enable the mounting of an ortho bracket to begin the process. Non surgical lasing eliminated the need for invasive tissue surgery and suturing. Provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Dental Lasers: Sights and Sounds
A short clip demonstrating the use of an Erbium dental laser and the typical sounds generated by lasing procedures. See and hear how modern laser devices are used by a dentist and the dental assistant for comfortable and effortless lasing treatments. A popular technology combined with Sedation Dentistry. Multimedia file provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Caries Detection and Laser Based preparation and treatment
A complete procedure of a single tooth cavity (caries) treatment.... from start to finish. These presentation effectively demonstrates the use of an Erbium Laser, cavity detection dye and a burring handpiece to excavate decayed material, prepare bonding surfaces and complete the filling procedure. A curing lamp is also demonstrated. Media provided by Dr. James Sanderson.
- Sedation Alternative - Hoya VersaWave Erbium Dental Laser
This short clip is part of the longer Laser presentation outlined above. Laser Dentist Dr. James Sanderson provides narrative content that highlights the use of dental lasers as a supplemental technology for patients wanting to avoid or minimize the need for dental sedation. No anesthesia was used in this treatment session.
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