New Dimension Dentistry
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
Laser dentistry is an advanced way to treat numerous dental conditions comfortably and effectively. Offered by Doris Giraldo, DDS, at New Dimension Dentistry in Midtown East, Manhattan, laser dentistry skips the needles and drills in favor of high-powered light energy. To learn more about how laser dentistry can help your smile, call the New York City office to set up an appointment or use the online tool.
Laser Dentistry Q&A
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses a specialized instrument that focuses light energy into a narrow beam. Dr. Giraldo and her team have extensive training in laser dentistry and have been using lasers for years. They’re skilled at adjusting the laser to just the right power level so you experience absolutely no tissue damage.
The light energy is used to treat gums and teeth by:
- Caring for the enamel of your teeth
- Eradicating decay
- Detecting cavities
- Teeth whitening
- Eliminating gum disease
- Treating ulcers
- Releasing “tied” tongues in children
- Performing standard dental surgeries like root canals
- Treating hypersensitivity
Laser dentistry is appropriate for adult and pediatric patients.
Does laser dentistry hurt?
You will have some sensation with laser dentistry, but many patients find it more comfortable than traditional treatments. You also don’t feel vibrations or heat as you do from a dental drill. In many cases, laser dentistry treatments are comfortable enough to forgo injections of anesthesia prior to your procedure.
For people who are anxious about dental work due to the cutting and drilling involved, laser dentistry is a perfect solution.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
In addition to being more comfortable and often more convenient than traditional dental work, laser dentistry offers these additional benefits:
- Reduced need for sutures
- Less bleeding
- Often no need for injections of an anesthetic
- Lower risk of infection
Laser dentistry results in less damage and injury to treated areas, which promotes faster healing than traditional dental work.
How can laser dentistry be incorporated into a preventive dentistry plan?
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities early before they’ve done much damage to your tooth. This is a benefit to patients of all ages.
The laser technology detects hidden decay in your teeth when it’s in the earliest stages and easiest to treat. You may be able to avoid the progression of the cavity and the need for a filling altogether by improving dental hygiene and fluoride treatments.
To learn more about how laser dentistry can help you get the absolute best in dental care, call New Dimension Dentistry, or book an appointment online today.