SOURCE: Thomas Feder, DDS

Dr. Thomas Feder

July 28, 2015 12:03 ET

Belleville Dentist Adds Laser Technology for Soft-Tissue Procedures

BELLEVILLE, IL--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Dr. Thomas Feder, a trusted Belleville general dentist, has purchased a soft-tissue laser to provide minimally invasive treatment to patients with periodontal disease and various oral health issues.

The Picasso Lite diode laser is a portable machine that comes with multi-tip handpieces and fibers for the dentist or dental hygienist overseeing treatment. Dr. Feder recently began using the treatment for patients suffering from ulcers, denture sores or hemangiomas on the cheeks or lips. He also uses the laser to provide frenectomies (removing the frenulum tissue that connects the upper lip and the gums) or to uncover dental implants.

“Each time we implement a new piece of technology, we look at how it can improve our services, but more importantly, how it can positively affect our patients,” Dr. Feder said. “Patients have been very receptive to our new technology and have had quick post-operation recoveries.”

Dr. Feder said a majority of the procedures he completes with the Picasso Lite Diode Laser require no anesthetic, and patients often have little to no post-operation discomfort.

Laser dental surgery, which has been used in dentistry since the early 1990s and is FDA-approved, has become a popular option because the treatment requires no scalpel or sutures. Laser dentistry also allows for the teeth and gums to naturally reattach after treatment.

“Laser dentistry has allowed us to turn once-painful procedures into treatments that can be completed in one visit with little to no pain,” Dr. Feder said.
Dr. Feder’s Belleville dental practice, at 16 N. Jackson St., has seven dental chairs, digital X-rays and TVs in each room for patient comfort.

Dr. Feder has been in practice for more than 40 years, providing general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. He was inspired to become a dentist by his father and great uncle, both of whom were Illinois dentists.

Dr. Feder’s office offers cleanings, exams, fillings, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, dentures and dental implants. He uses a revolutionary tool called the Vibraject to give pain-free injections to patients. The Vibraject sends out vibrations to distract the brain from feeling pain in the area of the injection.

Dr. Feder graduated from the St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1970. He served three years with the U.S. Public Health Service, two of which he was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard. He has been in private practice since 1973. Dr. Feder earned his Fellowship recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1982 and was voted one of America’s Best Dentists in 2013 by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

Dr. Feder is committed to public service and spent 12 years on the Belle Valley School Board. To learn about Dr. Feder’s Belleville family dentistry, visit his website at or call 618-219-1412.

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