The EpicX Diode Laser by Biolase is one of the most versatile pieces of technology used by Dr. Doug Saggio and Dr. Evan Polymeris. Utilizing the latest in laser technology, EpicX is the only diode laser in the US approved for soft tissue procedures, teeth whitening, and pain therapy (typically TMJ). How is it that one device can address such a wide variety of problems? Well, it is all made possible because of two important features; the adjustable frequency of the laser, and the interchangeable headpieces that completely transform its function.
Laser Teeth Whitening
The path to a whiter and bright smile is laser teeth whitening
Whitening your teeth is a great way to create a healthier looking smile and to feel more confident about your smile. People who have white teeth show them off more often because they feel more comfortable with their smile. Did you know that lasers can be used in teeth whitening? In fact, the EpicX diode dental laser from Biolase is a proven method to create a picture perfect smile through advanced laser whitening technology.
Over the past several years, teeth whitening has become very popular because of how easy it is to access from the department store shelves. However, whitening “strips” are messy, globby, not that fun, and sometimes not that effective. The EpicX dental laser, on the other hand, has been shown to whiten as many as 6-8 shades in an average of twenty minutes in a dental office, (not including set-up or take-down). The EpicX dental laser whitening system uses a special handpiece to disperse laser light over a broad area of teeth. Rather than the James Bond-style lasers many people think of, the EpicX uses a diffused laser light to whiten teeth.
When you use a laser whitening system in a dental office, you have the potential to realize the whitest smile you’ve ever seen. The speed and longevity of this system makes it a much more effective method of teeth whitening. Other methods on the market use steps or gels that can take weeks to produce the results that laser whitening produces in just one sitting.
Other methods of teeth whitening may produce results that only you are able to notice. When you use the EpicX dental laser you will see results from 6-8 shades lighter!
Laser Cleanings & Soft Tissue Therapy
For soft tissue procedures such as periodontal pocket therapy, treatment of ulcers/cold sores, or even reducing bacterial count in periodontal pockets, there is no better tool than the EpicX from Biolase. The EpicX is used in all deep cleanings to help with reducing bacterial count and helping the stimulation of possible bone growth. It also helps with softening tarter on teeth, so that it is easier to remove with our ultrasonics and hand scalers.This all adds up to improved comfort and healing time for out patients.
Laser Pain Therapy
Those of our patients who experience temporomadibular joint disorder (TMJ) or other chronic oral pains may find relief from the EPIC’s most unique feature, pain therapy. Using what is called the Deep Tissue Handpiece, the focus and depth of laser penetration is controlled to only the precise area that is the source of the pain. Approved by the FDA as treatment for oral maxillofacial pain, think of this procedure as simply a deep tissue massage for your mouth and/or jaw.