The Odyssey Navigator is a gentle, easy-to-use device that enables our staff to perform procedures faster and more comfortably for our patients.
It is high tech without the high cost. The incorporation of laser diodes in soft tissue hygiene techniques results in several benefits for our dental patients. Low powered lasers may result in faster healing time, minimized bleeding, fewer stitches, and reduction of high bacteria levels which lead to infection. Additionally, damage to surrounding soft tissue is lessened while new tissue generation is optimized. Patients have consistently reported decreased pain and discomfort.
The science behind the technology. A laser is defined as a device that generates an intense beam of coherent monochromatic light by stimulated emission of photons from excited atoms or molecules. A laser’s effect in the mouth is reliant on three things: a laser’s wavelength, where the laser light falls on the light spectrum, and the target tissue with which the laser interrelates. Wavelengths are absorbed by the tissue at fluctuating degrees, which will relate to the laser’s penetration, determining, therefore its complete precision of use in the mouth.
Such procedures as gingival contouring, periodontal therapy, gingivectomy, uncovering unerupted teeth, removal of fibrous tissue, removal of tissue tags around uncovered implant platforms and treatment of ulcers are just some of the many uses for the dental diode laser.
Dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities by providing a reading of the by-products produced by tooth decay. They reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time; speed up the bleaching processes; reduce pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint; reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of your smile.