What exactly is Solea?

Solea is an isotopic CO2 laser that operates at a unique wavelength—9.3 microns—to deliver fast results whether used on gingiva, dentin, enamel, or bone. It produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy that, when it comes in contact with tissue, is able to remove or reshape that tissue.

What can Solea be used for?

With Solea, we can easily prepare a tooth when filling a cavity so you can be in, out, and on with an even healthier day. Solea can be used on hard (enamel and dentin), soft (gums), and osseous (bone) tissue.

Does Solea hurt?

Our Solea dental laser lets us deliver virtually anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free procedures for both teeth and gums, from simple filling prep to complex surgeries.

Do I need anesthesia with Solea?

With our dental laser, Solea, 95% of routine procedures are done without anesthesia. This means less anxiety, less discomfort, and no more “fat lip.”

Can Solea be used on children?

Yes! Solea can be used on children and infants. Treatments like frenectomy procedures, which can be invasive and usually require general anesthesia, can be done quickly, comfortably, and without anesthesia thanks to Solea.

Are there risks with using Solea?

Solea is FDA-cleared as a CO2 9.3 micron dental laser—the first of its kind on the market. There are actually fewer risks in using a dental laser like Solea in comparison to traditional dental treatments. There is less potential chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise, and there is often far less bleeding during surgical procedures.

advantages due to covid-19

Significant Reduction in Aerosols - Less Water and Air Pressure vs Drills

67-83% less water flow

74% less air pressure

Kills Viruses - Decontamination During Hard and Soft Tissue Cutting

Bacteria and viruses are destroyed at 60℃

Drills increase surface temperatures by only 11℃

Solea increases surface temperature to 1,200℃

In-vivo studies demonstrate bacteria destruction with Solea during soft tissue surgeries

At 400,000 RPM, drills project material from the oral cavity 18 inches or more

Reduced PPE Expense and Time Savings

Post-COVID, dentists may be required to change PPE between seeing patients, which would be both time-consuming and expensive

Solea allows dentists to treat cavities and perform soft tissue procedures without injections, eliminating downtime waiting for anesthesia to numb patients – stay with the patient start to finish vs. leaving the operatory for other tasks

*many of these statistics are based off UCSF studies on the thermal effect of CO2 lasers; which are available in their entirety, upon request