Laser Assisted Dentistry in Richmond BC

The Picasso Lite Diode Laser

Picasso Diode laser

The Picasso Diode laser has multiple uses, performing a wide range of soft tissue surgical, endodontic, and periodontal procedures. Aiming to provide comfortable, minimally-invasive, preventative dental care, it is the ideal replacement for an electrosurge. Patients report that laser treatment is much gentler than electrosurge administration, resulting in little or no recession or swelling, less necrosis, and a quicker post operative healing. Furthermore, there is less bleeding during the laser procedure.

The Picasso laser aids in the removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket, to improve the gingival index and gingival bleeding index, probe depth, tooth mobility, and attachment loss. Other uses of the laser include:

  • As an alternative to a scalpel during extractions / biopsies
  • Treating cold sores and canker sores
  • Recontouring gummy smiles
  • Gingivectomy & Gingivoplasty
  • Exposing unerupted teeth
  • Fibroma removal
  • Frenectomy and frenotomy
  • Sterilizing infected root canals
  • Removing tissue growths (eg. due to repetitive biting of the cheek, lip or tongue)