Hawley Lane Dental is pleased to announce that we will now be offering laser dentistry near you at our office in Stratford, CT. Dr. Gretzula is a certified practitioner of the Solea laser. This cutting-edge technology allows patients a minimally invasive option for most dental treatments. Laser dentistry has been around for over thirty years but has been refined over the past decade. If you’re interested in learning more about laser dentistry in Stratford, call our office today!
- Pain-Free Dentistry
- Safety During COVID-19
- Benefits of Using a Dental Laser
- Cost of Laser Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry for Kids and Adults
- Pros and Cons of Laser Dentistry?
- What Our Clients Say
- Dental Lasers and Snoring
- Learn More
Pain-Free Dentistry in Stratford, CT
No needles? No Problem!
The most important thing to know about laser dentistry is that it’s needle-free! Using a dental laser means that we no longer have to use anesthesia, Novocaine, or any other type of numbing agent. That means no more numb lips after a dental procedure and no more needles! You can go back to your day without worrying about hours of numbing.
Safety During COVID-19
Right now more than ever, we need to be extra vigilant when it comes to health and safety protocols. Using dental lasers makes visiting the dentist safer than ever before. A dental laser, by nature, is a much better disinfectant than any other tool we use today. The energy of the laser helps to prevent the spread of many different viruses, including COVID-19. Also, since we’re no longer drilling into teeth, there are fewer aerosols in the air meaning there is a much lower chance of bacteria or virus particles floating in the air as well.
Why Choose Laser Dentistry and The Solea Laser?
Benefits of Using a Dental Laser
In most cases, laser dentistry is the preferred method for most dental procedures. Here are the main reasons why dentists and patients prefer laser dentistry to other traditional methods:
- No needles
- No numbing
- No anesthesia
- No noise or vibrations
- Cleaner (significantly reduced aerosols vs traditional drill)
- Better disinfectant (energy of laser sterilizes and kills bacteria and viruses)
- Faster procedures
Cost of Laser Dentistry
With such cutting-edge technology, you might be wondering “what is the cost for laser dental treatments?” and if it’s significantly more expensive than traditional methods. We are happy to say that treatment costs for cavity fillings and soft tissue procedures are no different than our traditional treatment costs.
Laser Dentistry for Kids and Adults
A stress-free dental visit with your kids might be hard to imagine but with our new Solea laser, it’s now possible. Say goodbye to the days of needles, drills, and other “scary” things about the dentist. If your child has a cavity, we can repair it without drilling so there will be no loud noises or vibrations. You also won’t have to worry about your child biting their tongue, lips, or cheeks after being numbed.
Pros and Cons of Laser Dentistry?
There are many pros to having laser dental surgery, not only is it faster and less invasive than more traditional drilling methods of dealing with cavities, gum issues, or other oral problems, but it also does not require the patient to have anesthesia before treatment. For those who have an aversion to needles, this is the perfect solution. And no anesthesia means the whole process goes faster, you are in and out much quicker and able to get on with your day without having to wait for the numbing sensation to wear off. It is also a perfect solution for soft tissue, which is perfect for laser dentistry.
Approved by the FDA, laser dentistry is growing in popularity due to its accuracy and safe usage, as well as minimal invasiveness and lack of needing to be coupled with anesthesia. We are proud at Hawley Lane Dental to be your local Stratford family dentists who offer laser dentistry near you.
What Our Clients Say
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Snoring is an immensely common condition, over 70% of the population in the United States snores on a regular basis. It is particularly common in individuals over the age of 50 and in those that are overweight. Although snoring might seem harmless enough, besides the annoyance it can cause for those trying to sleep around the snoring person, it can actually lead to serious health issues.
The problem with snoring is that it can affect the quality of sleep a person gets, and at times it can actually be a sign of a much more serious health condition, sleep apnea, where a person suffers from an abnormal breathing pattern while asleep with lengthy pauses in breath.
Getting a poor night’s sleep can lead to a number of health problems including risk of:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Weight gain
- Type 2 diabetes
What Causes Snoring?
It’s a common question, why do people snore? Snoring is caused by the air that you breathe in through either your mouth or nose vibrating against the soft palate of the back of the roof of your mouth and throat. When you are in a relaxed state during the sleep cycle the muscles and soft tissue of the palate area also relax making them more likely to vibrate. This combined with the usual horizontal position taken while sleeping can lead to snoring issues. Depending on the force of the air coming in, and the softness of the tissues that the air is moving around you can end up with anything from a soft purr sound to a loud rumble that could wake even the heaviest of sleepers. Snoring can also lead to dry mouth which can increase your risk of gingivitis and tooth decay.
Effective Non-Surgical Treatment For Snoring
For years people have been trying to conquer snoring, coming up with apparatuses both large and small to help alleviate the purrs and rumbles of a snoring person like nasal strips or mouth guards. There are also more invasive surgical options for severe snorers such as a tonsillectomy where the tonsils are removed, or septoplasty, where the deviated septum of the nose is reshaped to improve airflow. All of these treatments focus on airflow whereas a new cutting-edge technology has recently been developed that focuses on the soft palate, the skin tissues that cause the snoring sounds with their vibrations.
Here at Hawley Lane Dental, a top-rated family dentist in Stratford, CT, we offer a fantastic snoring solution. The Solea Sleep is a dental procedure using light laser energy focused on the soft tissues of the palate. The Solea laser’s specific wavelength gently and quickly tightens the collagen fibers of the soft palate tissue reducing their ability to vibrate when a person is asleep, thus reducing or ending snoring altogether.
Common Questions About Solea Sleep Snoring Laser Treatment
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
The actual time of the laser treatment to cure your snoring is about 5 minutes. Including getting checked in at our office, settled into the exam room, and any post-treatment assessment you could expect to be here at our Stratford family dentist office for about half an hour.
Does Snoring Laser Treatment Hurt?
The laser wavelength is very gentle causing no pain or discomfort at all during the procedure. Most patients say that they feel nothing while undergoing Solea Sleep’s snoring laser treatment. After the procedure, there is a slight potential for mild tissue soreness or irritation which typically fades after 24 hours.
How Effective Is Laser Treatment for Snoring?
The results from undergoing snoring laser treatment are quite dramatic, over 95% of patients that have had laser treatment for their snoring have reported improvement. Most patients only have to have one 5-minute treatment session to achieve results while some need a secondary follow-up appointment. And the tightening of the palate skin which reduces snoring typically lasts anywhere from 12-15 months. Once the results begin to fade as the skin will eventually soften another quick 5-minute session can be booked again.
Contact Hawley Lane Dental To Learn More About Our Dental Laser or to Book Your Snoring Laser Treatment
Solea laser dentistry isn’t just for filling cavities. We can help with overgrown gums from braces, gummy smiles, frenectomies, and snoring treatments. If you live in the Stratford, CT area and snoring has been causing you or a loved one to suffer call us. We would be happy to discuss your options with you and set up a laser treatment time to help you deal with your snoring and give you a better night’s sleep. Contact our office today for more information. (203) 377 9300
For more information on our laser dental treatment options in Stratford, contact our office today!
Still not sure? This video helps to illustrate the effectiveness of the Solea Laser at preventing the spread of viruses vs. a traditional drill: