Solea anxiety-free dentistry
A CHANGE FOR THE HAPPIER
Solea Anxiety-Free Dentistry
The miracle we’ve both been waiting for is here: Solea. Now available to you, Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.
Virtually free of the needle and the sound of the drill
Quick, easy and done in a single visit
Able to get you back to your day in minutes
What is Solea?
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. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.
The majority of hard and soft tissue procedures in our office are done with virtually no anesthesia and soft tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly and soft tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patients? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.
Questions and Answers?
Q. Is Solea accepted by Insurance?
A. Insurance typically covers the cost of Solea just like procedures performed with a drill.
Q. Is Solea pain-free?
A. The vast majority of patients report not feeling anything during their dental procedure, while others report a mild sensation of cold.
Q. What dental procedures is Solea used on?
A. Solea is cleared to cut enamel (teeth), soft tissue (gum), and bone. Some procedure examples include cavities, gingivectomies, frenectomies, aphthous ulcers, fibroma removals, crown lengthenings, and more.
Q. Is Solea used for cleanings?
A. Solea is not a replacement for one’s hygiene check-ups.
Q. How does Solea work?
A. Solea uses computer-controlled laser technology to smoothly, quickly, and safely vaporize the hard (teeth) and soft (gums) tissues in one’s mouth.
Q. Does Solea work with silver (amalgam) fillings?
A. In most cases, Solea allows the dentist to remove amalgam minimizing the loss of tooth structure.
Q. Is Solea good for kids?
A. It’s great for kids. It’s faster, and most procedures are done without a shot, the drill or pain. Because there is no need for a shot, multiple procedures can be done in one appointment, meaning less time at the dentist. A child can go right back to school or eat right after their appointment because they don’t leave with a numb feeling.
Q. I’m pregnant. Is it OK to use Solea on me?
A. Yes, it’s actually better since there is no need to inject a pregnant patient with anesthetics for the majority of procedures