Laser technology continues to transform many procedures in healthcare, now providing benefits for mainstream treatment in medicine and dentistry. Shorter procedures, less discomfort, and rapid healing are just a few of the benefits offered by modern lasers.
The soft tissues of the mouth cover about 30 square inches of surface area and sometimes require treatment. Annoying lumps or bumps may need to be removed and irregular patches of tissue submitted for further microscopic analysis. Traditionally, a surgical procedure involving incisions and sutures would be required in these situations. Today, however, a pen-shaped wand allows Dr. Pollard to gently remove suspicious or bothersome bumps within a couple of minutes. Laser energy stimulates healing, resulting in rapid resolution with little to no discomfort and no need for stitches.