Your trip to the dentist just got a lot easier (and faster!).
Wouldn’t You Love Dentistry Without the Shots and Needles?
Watch this video to see why Solea is changing the face of dentistry.
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In today’s ultra-busy world, people find it harder and harder to balance their personal and private lives. Long hours at the office, kids’ practices and catching dinner with friends are just a fraction of the activities that cram people’s calendars. How in the world can someone make time for the dentist?
That’s where the Solea dental laser comes in. Our new Solea dental laser is perfect for performing quick, virtually pain-free procedures that barely disrupt your busy day. You’ll experience
Goodbye Needles, Hello Painless Laser Dentistry
The most obvious thing you’ll notice about Solea is a dramatic decrease in our use of anesthesia. That means no more injections, no more waiting for the numbness to settle in and – most importantly – no more slurred speech after your procedure.
Working virtually anesthesia-free enables us to complete more dental work during your visit. Our patients leave the office feeling fresh and ready to take on the world without any of the after effects of standard dental care.
We do over 95% of our fillings in the office with no anesthesia (no needle), and soft-tissue procedures occur with virtually no bleeding.
When patients have anesthesia, they typically leave the office still feeling that numb sensation. With Solea, you can go right out to lunch or back to work without the numbness that follows your appointment.
Why Choose Federal Way General & Laser Dentistry?
You won’t find this revolutionary laser just anywhere. In fact, only 400 dental offices worldwide use the Solea dental laser. We’re the only office between Longview and Seattle who uses this laser with the training and techniques to use it effectively.
“Dr. Einowski is at the forefront of a dental revolution. People all over the country have been pleasantly shocked after experiencing anesthesia-free and virtually pain-free procedures. The skilled practitioners at Federal Way General & Laser Dentistry are now able to deliver that experience to each one of their patients.”
Rest assured, your smile is in good hands.
‘‘Laser dentistry is the way to go! Totally painless procedures! ’’
Amy Y., Actual Patient
- What is laser dentistry?
- What is the Solea laser?
Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard- and soft-tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry.
Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums, from simple cavities to complex surgeries. Not only is the laser virtually painless, it is also vibrationless and noiseless. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you have been at a dental appointment.
- How does the laser work?
Normally when we fill a cavity, we use a needle to numb the tooth and use the drill to first remove the decay. If we use our laser, we eliminate the use of the drill AND we don’t have to give a numbing shot! Our Solea Laser performs entirely differently from most lasers used in dentistry. The Solea’s isotopic CO2 laser actually vaporizes enamel and allows for more precision when treating soft tissue; resulting in a better post-op experience and faster healing.
- What does the laser feel like on my tooth?
The laser cools the tooth with the constant use of water, so generally you feel a mist around the area that your tooth is being worked on. The mist helps to keep the tooth cool, which is one of the reasons why we do not have to get you numb for treatment. When using Solea, most of our patients report that they could not tell when they were being worked on.
- So can all of my fillings be done without the drill and shot? We do 80-90% of fillings without the use of numbing shots or drilling into the tooth. There is only a small percentage of cases that we are unable to use the laser.
- Can you do my crown, or my root canal, or take out my tooth using the laser so that I don’t have to be numb?
Unfortunately, the laser isn’t suitable for most crown procedures. There are circumstances that the laser may be used for parts of the procedure, but we generally, still numb the tooth in most cases. The laser helps us in a lot of our oral surgery cases and extractions but for these procedures and root canals treatments, a good portion of the procedures are still done the old-fashioned way.
- If laser dentistry is so great, why doesn’t every dentist use a laser? A CO2 Laser, like the Solea, is a very big cost and time investment for most dental practices. Your dentist, along with their staff, have to commit to a lot of time learning to use and maintain it correctly. Lasers have been around in dentistry for decades but until only recently, there were a lot of promises as to what lasers could do but mostly, underperformed.
- Is the laser safe?
The laser is very safe and there are no special risks to children, pregnant women, people with pacemakers, or those of you with medical conditions.
- Does it cost more to have my fillings done with the laser?
No, a filling done with laser costs the same as a regular filling in our practice. We use our laser as often as possible for treatment as an added benefit for our patient’s comfort and experience.