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The NV® PRO3 Microlaser 

The NV PRO3 laser is a type of dental technology, offering best-in-class features among soft tissue lasers. Dr. Wong utilizes the revolutionary design of this tool to optimize patient comfort and procedure results for treating a number of dental conditions. 


Soft Tissue Laser Procedures

The use of diode lasers in dentistry is primarily concerned with soft tissue procedures, including the following. For more information about the available laser dentistry procedures or to schedule an appointment with an Dr. Wong, contact our office today.


Aphthous Ulcer Treatment

Laser treatments can be used to effectively treat and cure aphthous ulcers, or canker sores, within seconds, before the oral ulcer can cause pain and discomfort. The painless laser energy penetrates the lesion, without touching the skin, in order to heal the canker sore. The laser is controlled through the application of the laser’s tip several millimeters away from the tissue.


Laser Frenectomy

Laser frenectomy is the laser excision of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents part of the mouth from moving as intended. The frenectomy procedure is performed in order to remove unwanted attachments in the mouth that can cause speech impediments. The use of a dental diode laser produces effective results within minutes and with minimal pain and bleeding.


Gingival Troughing

Troughing with dental lasers requires dentists to make a thin incision around a tooth for optimized results to dental restoration. The gingival troughing procedure is quicker, less painful, and features little-to-no bleeding due to the non-invasive nature of the laser appliance when compared with traditional techniques, which comprise a more invasive process.


Periodontal Treatment

The NV Microlaser may be used for the treatment of periodontitis, including laser soft tissue curettage — an effective way to remove colonies of bacteria from pockets at the base of teeth. Laser curettage is considered a safe procedure to restore good dental health and hygiene. This procedure offers less tissue charring or blackening and significantly reduces bleeding.


How Are Dental Diode Lasers Used?

Dental lasers are used to perform a variety of dental procedures and operations, each of which comprises different techniques. Typically, the dentist will first examine the tissue that surrounds the teeth in order to determine the best approach for using the laser. The dentist will then gently reshape the soft tissue of the gums using the dental laser machine for the best aesthetic result. The NV® PRO3 Microlaser, is gentle and noninvasive surgical tools which often require little or no anesthetic and produce high-quality, lasting results.


Are Diode Lasers New To Dentistry?

No. Diode lasers have been used in the field of dental medicine for more than 25 years. The evolution of innovative laser technology continues to expand for more accurate procedures with unobstructed access and visibility during posterior procedures with minimal discomfort and irritation to patients. While lasers can be used to perform a variety of procedures, they are not used for every procedure. Your dentist will determine the best treatment plan to help you achieve maximum oral health and reduced dental issues.


Who Is Qualified To Use The NV® PRO3 Microlaser?

As with any dental laser, the NV® PRO3 Microlaser should be used only by dental professionals. Our dentists are committed to providing each patient with the highest standards of care with every procedure. Contact us to learn more about how we utilize lasers within our practice for treating a wide range of dental issues.


Are Dental Lasers Harmful?

Laser safety glasses are essential for the safe operation of many types of laser and laser systems, including dental lasers. The NV® PRO3 Microlaser is a high-powered dental laser that requires the use of protective eyewear in order to prevent possible retinal damage. Prior to any procedure involving the use of lasers, the dentist provides the patient with the required safety glasses, which are especially designed to protect the eyes from the laser energy.