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Do Cavity Fillings Hurt? Drill-Free Treatment with Solea

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Dental procedures like cavity fillings can be intimidating, but did you know that technological advancements have made them more comfortable than they used to be?

The introduction of Solea laser technology into the field of dentistry has been a game-changer for those who dread the dentist’s office. It eliminates the need for traditional drills and needles and comfortably removes decay. Solea technology is also more efficient than traditional fillings, making it a faster and more comfortable procedure. 

Read on to learn more about this innovative technology and how it can make your next trip to the dentist a breeze.

What Is Solea Laser Technology?

Solea is a laser dentistry tool. Unlike traditional lasers, which are limited to soft tissue procedures, Solea is an all-tissue laser that can address various issues, from cavities to gum disease.

Its advanced technology allows dentists to complete most procedures in one visit, saving time and hassle. With Solea, you can have a quick and efficient dental experience without sacrificing the quality of care.

How Solea Works

The Solea laser can be used for both hard tissue (teeth) and soft tissue (gums) procedures.

  • Examples of hard tissue procedures include removing decay, shaping bone and dental fillings.
  • Examples of soft tissue procedures include removing excess gum tissue, crown lengthening, removing growths, treating canker sores or cold sores, and eliminating palatal snoring.

With the Solea laser, there is no need for anesthesia, so you won’t experience numbness after the procedure and can immediately return to your day.

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Benefits of Solea

Solea laser technology can make your next dental experience a comfortable and stress-free one. Let’s look at the many benefits of Solea and why it’s a game-changer for patients.


One of the most significant benefits of Solea is that it eliminates the need for traditional anesthesia since there is typically minimal discomfort associated with Solea.

The technology uses a unique wavelength that targets nerves without affecting the surrounding tissues, which minimizes pain and discomfort, making it a comfortable experience.

Quicker Procedures

With traditional dental treatments, certain procedures, such as fillings or gum surgeries, can require multiple appointments. However, Solea can perform these treatments in less time, often in one visit.

The laser is powerful enough to eliminate the need for multiple instruments, reducing the time needed to complete the procedure.

Ideal for Children

Dental anxiety is not just a problem for adults but is also an all-too-common issue for children. Solea can be an excellent option for children as it helps them feel more comfortable, making their dental visits less stressful.

Fearful children often struggle with needles or dental drills, so smaller mouths require more attention. Solea can eliminate the need for all that, meaning less worry and fewer tears.

Comfortable Dental Visits

Solea is gentler on teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues, making it more comfortable for patients. As you can see, Solea delivers a more comfortable, less intimidating dental experience than traditional dentistry.

With Solea, you can enjoy an environment where your dental anxiety melts away, and your dental care takes priority without any added stress.

How to Decide Whether Solea Is the Right Option for You

If you struggle with dental anxiety or have young children, Solea may be perfect for you..

The lack of needles, drills and uncomfortable noises significantly reduces the perceived pain and fear associated with dental visits. The procedure is shorter, eliminating the need for multiple appointments. Moreover, Solea’s versatility allows it to be used in various treatments, including cavity fillings, extractions, surgery and gum contouring.

Consider your needs and preferences to determine whether Solea is right for you. Are you sensitive to traditional drills? Do you want to minimize your time at the dentist? Do you want to avoid anesthesia? If the answer to any of these questions is affirmative, Solea might be a fit for you.

Your Comfort is a Priority with Solea Laser Technology

At False Creek Dental Centre, we’re committed to placing your comfort, time, and oral health above all else. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and informative dental experience, which is why we continue to innovate with modern technology.

With the Solea laser, our team can offer a comfortable and relaxed dental experience. We understand dental visits aren’t always easy, so we strive to make your visits positive ones.If dental drills and injections lessen your enjoyment of your dental visits, Solea can transform and enhance your traditional dental experience. Book an appointment with us today, and experience the Solea laser advantage for yourself!

Written by Dr. Lisa Reino

Dr. Lisa Reino, a native of Dunbar, Vancouver, is a highly accomplished dentist with a passion for transforming smiles and empowering lives. With a strong educational background, she obtained her B.Sc. in Psychology from UBC, followed by her DMD in 1993. Driven by a commitment to excellence, Dr. Reino further honed her skills through a one-year residency in hospital dentistry. She also pursued specialized training in smoking cessation and oral cancer screening, ensuring comprehensive care for her patients.

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