Biolase ezlase®

Ezlase® is an advanced laser technology developed by Biolase Technology, the leader in dental lasers for over 20 years. The ezlase® creates highly concentrated light energy to treat gum and other soft tissue in the mouth safely and comfortably.

  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
Laser Dentistry

Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems.

The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing.

If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, you may want to consider looking into laser dentistry.

Dr Boschken has been trained by several laser institutes, and is able to incorporate laser dentistry techniques into some of his practices and treatments.

What is Biolase ezlase?

The ezlase is a soft tissue diode laser. The “diode” refers to the type of laser, or its source of power. The “soft tissue” refers to what the laser is designed to work on. The ezlase is designed for various dental applications which involve, but are not limited to, recontouring gum tissue (works very well around erupting wisdom teeth), frenectomies, removal of soft tissue “lumps”, and decreasing healing time and recurrence of cold sores.

Is the ezlase safe?

When used properly the use of the ezlase is as safe as any other dental procedure. One of the nice things about the ezlase over other lasers is its increased range of power settings. This provides effective use while minimizing any unwanted tissue damage. You will notice, however, that when the ezlase is in use the dentist and assistant will have special glasses on. These glasses are to protect their eyes from the light emitted from the laser when it is in use. The patients will just be asked to close their eyes as they do not need to be able to see during the procedure.

Why the ezlase?

There are many lasers out there which are all very effective at what they do. Other lasers can be hard to keep clean and feel cumbersome. The ezlase is designed for ease of use, and for infection control. With its sleek design and cordless foot pedal a lot of the hassles with the use of other lasers is removed. Most importantly, this laser has individual replaceable tips which are discarded after each use, and the handpiece is detachable for sterilizing after each use. This greatly increases the ability to maintain proper infection control measures when using the ezlase.

How will it benefit me (the patient)?

In addition to improved quality of treatment for various procedures, the biggest benefit noted by patients is its use to treat cold sores. When used on a cold sore within the first 1-3 days (the sooner the better), the discomfort and healing time is greatly reduced.

The ezlase does this by heating the skin in the area of the developing sore. This dries out the skin as well as killing off some of the virus and infected skin cells. The result is skipping past the itchy blistering stage of the sore to the scabbing healing stage of the sore. By reducing the time of the blistering stage, this helps to decrease the potential spread of the virus causing the sore, to surrounding areas.

Additionally, with using the laser to remove various lumps, or reshape gum tissue around erupting wisdom teeth, etc. patients have noticed decreased discomfort compared to more traditional techniques. This is primarily due to the ability of the laser to help a “scab” form on the surface where more traditional techniques would be leaving raw skin exposed, or would have required stitches.