Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY
When used in dentistry, laser procedures result in reduced pain, less bleeding, and shorter recovery times. At Nusblatt Dental in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City, Adam Nusblatt, DMD, and his expert team use laser dentistry to make your experience at the dentist more comfortable and enjoyable. To learn more about the laser technology available at Nusblatt Dental, call the office or book an appointment online.
Laser Dentistry Q & A
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is the use of laser technology to perform dental procedures and treat a variety of conditions. These minimally invasive procedures often result in fewer appointments, reduced treatment times, less pain and blood, and shorter recovery periods than traditional treatments that involve drills and other dental tools.
A laser emits highly focused beams of energy that can comfortably penetrate soft tissues without causing large amounts of blood or slow-healing wounds. This is especially helpful for procedures to reshape the gums and remove tooth decay.
What is laser dentistry used for?
Laser dentistry can be used to treat both hard and soft tissues. At Nusblatt Dental, laser technology is used to:
- Reshape gum tissue
- Place dental implants
- Remove tooth decay
- Eliminate trapped bacteria in gum tissue pockets
- Extract teeth
- Perform oral surgery
- Fuse soft tissues
- Biopsy tissue and ulcers
- Increase retention of dental implants
- Perform lingual frenectomies
When used with bleaching agents, laser dentistry can also dramatically whiten teeth in a single visit.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry offers many benefits over traditional methods, such as:
- Little to no need for anesthetic
- Minimal bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Reduce postoperative swelling
- Less damage to healthy tissues
- Reduced chance of postoperative infection
- Better retention of dental implants
- No noise
- Less heat and vibration
Overall, laser dentistry provides a more comfortable and enjoyable experience than traditional treatments that involve drills and invasive tools.
What happens during a laser dentistry procedure?
Most laser procedures are very similar to traditional treatments, though your visits may be shorter and less painful. While you may receive anesthesia, it will be far less than the amount you would receive during a procedure that involves drills or traditional surgery.
During the procedure, you shouldn’t feel any vibrations and discomfort — perfect for those who feel anxious about visiting the dentist.
You can expect a smooth recovery after a laser procedure, as it produces less blood and pain than a scalpel procedure.
If a laser treatment sounds like the right option for you, call the experts at Nusblatt Dental or book an appointment online today.