Soft Tissue Laser
The Odyssey® Diode Lasers represent the latest diode laser technology available for soft tissue modification and preventive care. With unique features such as an automated fiber management system, wireless foot control, and new innovations like uni-dose fiber tips, touch screen, and battery operation, the Odyssey Diode Lasers are the most efficient, portable, and affordable soft tissue laser in dentistry today.
In restorative dentistry, close attention must be paid not only to the restoration, but to the area surrounding the restoration as well. Soft-tissue diode laser techniques are proven to be more efficient and gentle when compared with previous procedures. These lasers also are much less traumatic to the surrounding areas and the patient.
Soft-tissue diode lasers not only give practitioners the ability to precisely complete routine procedures performed in general practice, but also many procedures they previously would have referred to specialists. They are particularly useful for gingivectomies to facilitate caries removal and enhance a smile’s esthetics in a minimally invasive way. When used to create a trough around prepared teeth, these lasers also can improve the quality of daily impression taking, resulting in impressions that are cleaner and more accurate.
Soft-tissue diode lasers use an energy wavelength of 810 to 980 nm, a level proven to demonstrate a high affinity for soft tissue. Diode lasers also demonstrate photo-thermal effects to ablate, or cut and seal, soft tissue through vaporization. As a result, patients tend to experience far less post-operative discomfort, as well as significantly less collateral damage to otherwise healthy surrounding tissue areas.
Soft-tissue diode lasers also have the ability to achieve simultaneous cutting and coagulation. This advancement in laser technology provides an immediate hemostasis with far less tissue-charring and a reduction of bacteria that lessens the incidence of post-procedure bacterial and viral infections.