Modern laser dentistry provides effective long-term results and nearly painless treatment methods. This innovative therapy offers gentle treatment and faster wound healing without the typical postoperative pain. Dental lasers help you achieve a healthier smile without drills, scalpels, or stitches.
Dr. Doris Giraldo at New Dimension Dentistry in Midtown East, Manhattan is a leading expert in cutting-edge laser dentistry practices. Dr. Giraldo uses lasers to remove decay, find and fix cavities, protect your teeth, and more. Laser dentistry is an excellent way to quickly and painlessly serve your oral care needs.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dr. Giraldo uses lasers that produce an intense beam of bundled light. Unlike natural light, which has many wavelengths, the laser has only one, so its energy is different. By precisely calibrating the laser beam intensity, the laser only touches damaged or diseased tissue. This ensures that healthy gum tissue is spared.
Laser dentistry makes it possible for our team to offer a wide range of treatments, combining modern dentistry with contemporary patient care.
Does laser dentistry hurt?
Laser dentistry isn’t completely painless, but it’s gentle enough that it reduces the need for anesthesia. You’ll experience little to no bleeding, and you won’t be numb for hours after treatment.
Depending on your treatment, the dental laser can partially or entirely replace a scalpel or a drill. The laser pulses are brief. It works without making contact with teeth or gums, so you won’t feel any vibrations or pressure on the tooth or the area surrounding the tooth.
Laser dentistry is a perfect solution for people anxious about the cutting and drilling involved in dental work.
Laser dentistry for anxious patients
Laser dentistry offers safety and comfort, especially to patients who are nervous about visiting our office. Sometimes a patient’s biggest fear is the anesthesia injection. Often, patients don’t even need anesthesia during laser dental treatment. There are no noises or vibrations from a drill, and there’s no scalpel to cut into your gums. This leads to an easier, faster recovery and has a long-term beneficial effect on healing.
Laser treatment practices
Using a laser, Dr. Giraldo can quickly locate damaged or diseased areas of the mouth. The laser treats gums and teeth by:
- Teeth whitening
- Preserving tooth enamel
- Finding cavities
- Eliminating decay
- Eradicating gum disease
- Treating ulcers
- Releasing “tied” tongues in children
- Conducting standard dental surgeries like root canals
- Healing hypersensitivity
Eradicating gum disease is a vital task in laser dentistry. Since gum disease can trigger heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, thoroughly removing bacteria is of great importance.
Dr. Giraldo uses the laser in a variety of ways in pain therapy. It relieves pain after dental interventions, such as wounds from pulled teeth, root canals, and inflammation.
Laser treatment benefits
One of the most significant advantages of laser dentistry is that it’s gentle enough to be appropriate for all ages, from pediatric patients to adults. It’s more comfortable and often more convenient than traditional treatment methods. Other laser dentistry benefits include:
- Less painful treatment
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Reduced need for stitches
- Shortened recovery
- Thorough removal of bacteria and decay
- Healthy tissue remains undamaged
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of infection
You’ll experience less damage and injury to treated areas, promoting faster healing than traditional dental work.
Let’s talk lasers
If you’re ready to explore laser dentistry options, call New Dimension Dentistry today for a consultation to discuss a treatment plan that’s right for you.