Laser dentistry refers to treatment using a laser device. The laser device delivers a strongly bundled light beam. In contrast to natural light, the laser has only one wavelength, the energy of which has different effects on the tissue. Since the laser beam’s intensity can be precisely calibrated, laser dentistry enables an astonishingly wide range of treatments and combines modern dentistry with contemporary patient care.
At New Dimension Dentistry in the New York metro area, Dr. Doris Giraldo uses laser dentistry to care for the enamel of your teeth, eradicate decay, detect cavities, and more. As a laser dentistry specialist, Dr. Giraldo uses advanced technology to treat numerous dental conditions comfortably and effectively.
Laser dentistry treatments
Laser dentistry expands our range of treatments to include many painless alternatives and achieves better results in many treatment cases. Compared to conventional treatment methods, dental lasers impress with their improved germ reduction in gingival pockets and root canals. In surgical interventions, the use of lasers means less post-operative pain and, therefore, less medication.
After the inflamed gingival pockets have been cleaned with a special ultrasound device and the inflamed tissue has been removed, Dr. Giraldo then carries out a gentle but highly effective bacterial reduction with the laser.
The laser gently and safely opens the pockets of harmful bacteria and destroys them. This is a particularly gentle process for periodontal patients because this method saves you from taking an antibiotic and having to contend with its side effects.
Root canal treatment
Particularly aggressive, stubborn germs and bacteria are painlessly, and thoroughly removed by a laser. The laser light penetrates deep into the tiny canals, many times deeper than files or irrigation solutions can do. This significantly increases the success rate of a root canal treatment for you.
In surgical interventions, laser dentistry is superior because you’ll experience only minor bleeding, and much faster wound healing.
Even more benefits
Laser dentistry is regularly used in the following treatments:
- Teeth whitening
- Caring for the enamel of your teeth
- Eradicating decay
- Detecting cavities
- Releasing “tied” tongues in children
- Eliminating gum disease
- Performing standard dental surgeries like root canals
In addition, patients perceive laser therapy as gentle and almost painless. This is why it is particularly suitable for children, anxious patients, or people who are very sensitive to pain.
If you’re experiencing discomfort or simply need a dental checkup, call us today at 212-634-2852 to make an appointment with Dr. Giraldo or use our convenient online booking tool.