Odyssey laserIn another step effort toward painless dentistry, Dr. Clemenza has instituted the use of a laser for soft tissue management. The Odyssey 2.4G Diode Laser reduces postoperative healing time and postoperative complications, including a reduced chance of infection.

Not only does the laser perform minor surgical procedures, it eliminates bacteria from the area at the same time. Sutures are rarely needed for laser incisions, and many soft tissue procedures around the gums can be completed without anesthesia for greater patient acceptance and comfort.

The Odyssey laser also promotes healing for infected and irritated tissues. Since there is a favorable response to laser treatment, the resulting healing is less complicated and often shorter when compared with traditional techniques.

In many cases, the laser can also be used to treat deep gingival pockets that harbor bacteria and cause gum disease. An additional benefit of the dental diode laser technology is its ability to reduce the pain and longevity of cold sores and fever blisters.