Lasers in dentistry allow for many dental procedures to be performed with no noise, very little pain and fewer appointments. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a minimally invasive cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. The procedures performed with dental lasers are preferable to conventional surgery.
Dr. Pechak was the first in Monterey County to be certified for Laser Periodontal Therapy. The no cut, no stitches option to traditional gum surgery, known as L.A.N.A.P. It has immediate results with NO BLADES, cutting or sutures and LITTLE TO NO PAIN OR DOWNTIME. Laser Treatment which is the only protocol approved by the FDA for the treatment of gum disease, as well as being the only board certified Periodontist in the area trained with Dr Chao on the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™.
Other benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods can include:
- Reduced heat and vibration
- Little or no need for anesthetic
- Faster treatment time
- Increased success and retention rate
- Less post-operative complications
- Faster healing timection.
Some of the dental treatments lasers are used for include:
- Reshape gum tissue
- Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
- Eliminate pockets of infected gum tissue
- Correct ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)
- Oral surgery and extractions
LipLase™ from Fotona® Ultra Performance Lasers
LipLase™ is all natural lip plumping that results in natural looking, smoother, fuller lips with no injectables and no downtime. It works by stimulating collagen production. In our office, we use LipLase™ to enhance dental implant procedures, gum grafts, and to improve our patients’ smiles overall!
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NightLase® from Fotona® Ultra Performance Lasers
NightLase® snoring treatment is a fast, non-invasive, and friendly way of increasing the quality of sleep. This non-surgical snoring treatment can be provided in-office. Call our office to schedule your appointment now!
What causes snoring?
Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. Many factors can contribute to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications, sleep posture, and more.
What is the impact of snoring?
Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his/her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties. Studies have also shown a link between snoring and an increased risk of serious health conditions.
What is NightLase®?
NightLase® is a leading-edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring, offered exclusively with Fotona® lasers. It is a non-invasive, painless and effective way of reducing or eliminating snoring.
How does NightLase® work?
Laser energy is used to gently heat the tissues of the airway, causing a tightening effect which helps to keep your airway open. NightLase® requires no anesthesia, is quick and comfortable, and allows you to resume your daily routine immediately afterwards.