Laser Dentistry

We use laser dentistry in our practice for hard and soft tissue procedures. The lasers used are narrow beams of light energy that can penetrate the tissue, producing the ability to vaporize, remove or shape soft tissues such as the gums, cheeks and tongue. It can also penetrate hard tissue and remove decay.

Laser dentistry can be used to correct many problems from uncovering partially erupted wisdom teeth to removing lip pulls in orthodontic patients. Lasers can also obtain small tissue samples in biopsy procedures to detect lesions or potential tumors in the mouth.

Using laser dentistry as opposed to other forms of surgery does have its advantages. Lasers can control the amount of bleeding during the treatment and can sometimes remove gum tissue without causing bleeding. In laser dentistry, there may also be less swelling and pain following the surgery as the laser can seal blood vessels and nerve endings.

Solea® Laser Dentistry


We are excited to provide to our patients the latest in dental technology in our office. For this reason we have chosen the Solea® laser, the top selling soft, hard and osseous tissue laser in the world of dentistry. Patients can now experience more comfortable, fast, precise and virtually pain-free procedures at our Livermore dental office.

What is Solea®?

The Solea® laser is the first CO2 hard and soft tissue laser approved by the FDA. The laser works with the computer to deliver a unique wavelength to provide a pain-free experience to patients. Using the Solea® laser, a wide range of procedure can be performed from simple cavity prepping to more complex surgeries.

Why Solea®?

The positive impact on the patient experience, especially for those who suffer from dental anxiety, is the primary reason for choosing the Solea® laser. The Solea® laser provides an experience to the patient that is painless, noiseless and without the vibration of the drill. Laser dentistry makes procedures more comfortable for the patient by performing anesthesia-free, pain-free, suture-free and blood-free. The laser reduces the overall procedure time which is great for both the patient and dentist.

Anesthesia Free

Most hard and soft tissue procedures are able to be preformed pain-free without any anesthesia. This saves the patient and dentist time by not needing to have anesthesia injections and makes the procedure more comfortable for the patient. It also means that the patient won't spend a long time after the procedure waiting for the numbness to wear off so they can eat and go about their day. The Solea® laser operates quieter and faster than all other hard tissue lasers on the dental market. Combined together, the speed, precision and anesthesia free performance means less time in the chair for the patient.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

There are many benefits of laser dentistry compared to the traditional methods. Because of the nature of the laser makes procedures virtually pain-free, anesthesia is unlikely to be needed. Because of the nature of lasers, procedures are performed more precisely, allowing patients to have the best treatment possible. All of this means that procedures are completed much faster with the laser. Also, laser dentistry provides faster healing times with little to no bleeding from the procedure.

Experience Solea® for Yourself

Want a better experience at the dentist? Come visit us at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Livermore, CA where we will perform all your dental procedures with state-of-the-art laser technology. For questions about the Solea® laser, laser dentistry or if you would like to schedule an appointment, give our office a call at 925-447-9300.