Dental lasers are commercially available since nearly a decade now. All the procedures have been thoroughly researched upon and documented in dental literature. New Dental Laser technology is exciting as it is gentle and kind on tissues. It is prominently used in medicine because it has excellent healing capability. However, only a handful of dentists have shown their confidence in this new technology yet. Most of them have the perception that first of all it is too expensive, too complicated and not that effective. Soft tissue diode laser is all set to change this misconception. 

Its ease of use is complimented by documented scientific evidence and increased affordability. It is a must have for any dental practitioner. Soft Tissue Diode Lasers is named after the substance from which it is stimulated. The substance in this case is a semiconductor known as Diode, a class of material which is used in various modern electronic components including radios, telephones and computers.

The laser produced by this technology is lower in cost and compact. The wavelength that is mainly used is 810 nm as it is most suitable for soft tissue procedures. This is because it is readily absorbed in melanin and haemoglobin. Soft tissues diode lasers have the ability to precisely vaporize, ablate, coagulate, or cut the target tissues. Dental Diode laser is compact, which means it can be easily shifted from one place to another. It is self-contained and does not need water or air supply. It makes use of a single fibre optic cable and can be easily changed to an operating tip.

Personal note from various dentists who have used laser technology in the past say that after a short demonstration at their office, they felt comfortable enough to pick up the hand piece and perform some simple procedures. Doctors are really happy with the efficient cutting and haemostasis it provides. The icing on the cake is that it is completely portable and cost effective too.

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