Solea Laser Treatment

Mark Simon, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Mark Simon, DDS

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Torrance, CA

Dental anxiety and phobias are common issues that keep people from receiving the oral care they need, often at the expense of their health. At his South Bay practice in Torrance, California, Mark Simon, DDS, can perform certain procedures using the SoleaⓇ laser instead of a drill and needle, eliminating the need for anesthesia. Treatments with the Solea laser allow for a much more comfortable and gentle experience during fillings and gum work. To learn more about the Solea laser or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Simon’s office today or use the online booking feature.

Solea Laser Treatment Q & A


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What is the Solea laser?

Solea laser treatment can be used to address many oral ailments affecting the teeth and gums, eliminating the need for more complex oral surgeries and procedures.

Since it isn’t painful, you won’t need to undergo anesthesia while Dr. Simon works on your cavities or gums. The laser is precise, removing gum tissue and enamel without damaging the surrounding parts of your mouth.

What treatments can the Solea laser be used for?

Dr. Simon can use the Solea laser for a number of different dental procedures that usually require the use of more damaging instruments like drills and needles. The Solea laser can:

  • Remove tooth decay
  • Help fill cavities
  • Remove unhealthy parts of your gums (gingivectomy)
  • Remove unhealthy connective tissue in your mouth (frenectomy)
  • Lengthen crowns

If your treatment could be made easier with the Solea laser, Dr. Simon lets you know and fully informs you of how it works for the procedure in question beforehand.

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What are the benefits of using the Solea laser?

Using the Solea laser offers many benefits compared to traditional dental procedures. Since it eliminates the use of tools like drills and needles, there is much less chance of after treatment sensitivity.  Other benefits of Solea laser treatment include:

  • Pain-free (some say it feels like a cold touch)
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Little to no bleeding
  • Works quickly
  • No recovery time or lasting numbness
  • No noise or vibrations

Even small children and pregnant women can benefit from the Solea laser for treatments without discomfort or added risks.

Are there any risks of using the Solea laser?

The Solea laser is FDA-approved and extremely safe to use. However, it’s important to follow Dr. Simon’s instructions during your procedure. He’ll offer you shielded eyeglasses that you wear in order to avoid damaging your eyes with the laser. The device itself has a matte finish so that light from the laser can’t reflect off of it.

If you’d like to learn more about how the Solea laser can fit into your dental care, call Mark Simon, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.

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