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Laser Surgery:

All you need to know

Laser Surgery

  • What is laser surgery?
  • Types of procedures?

The CO2 laser is an extremely useful general-purpose laser especially for the oral cavity, pharynx (throat), and skin. The CO2 wavelength is highly attracted to water and therefore ideal for soft tissues. Its penetration is only 0.1 mm, thus allowing accurate incision and ablation of tissue with out significant thermal injury to surrounding structures.

The CO2 laser has advantages of providing a bloodless surgical field, sealing nerves and lymphatic’s, providing a “sterile” incision with decreased pain postoperatively, and decreased swelling and scarring. It also allows the controlled ablation (removal) of large flat lesions without the need for skin grafting or closure. The uses in surgery are numerous and essentially include anything in which a scalpel may be used. Removal of lesions from vascular areas such as the tongue may be done in an essentially bloodless fashion.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 

Opening Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am to 5pm

Friday-Sunday: Closed

890 Saratoga AvenueSan Jose, CA 95129


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What are the procedures related to laser surgery?

Below are listed some of the common procedures in dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery that can be assisted with the CO2 laser and are routinely performed in our office:

  • Removal of pharyngeal lesions

  • Removal of vascular lesions

  • Frenectomy

  • Vestibuloplasty

  • Tuberosity reduction

  • Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty

  • Excision of benign lesions (fibroma, papilloma, pyogenic granuloma, epulus, symptomatic lichen planus, leukoplakia, verruca, etc.).

  • Crown lengthening and removal of redundant peri-implant tissues

  • Treatment of apthous ulcers to reduce pain and duration

  • Second stage dental implant uncovering

  • Salivary calculi (stone) removal

  • Cosmetic Skin Resurfacing and the removal of dermatological lesions (skin tags, moles, etc.)

  • Laser Assisted Uvulo-palatoplasty (LAUP) for treatment of loud and disruptive snoring

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Track Record of Success


 Wisdom Teeth Removed 


 Implants Placed 


 Happy Patients 

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