Laser Dentistry Specialist

NowDental of Suffolk

Oral Surgery & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Smithtown, NY

Lasers have revolutionized dental procedures by reducing recovery times and making surgical dental treatments more precise and effective. The dental experts at NowDental of Suffolk provide exceptional laser dentistry treatments at their state-of-the-art clinic in Smithtown, New York. To learn more about how laser dentistry can benefit your smile, schedule a visit today by calling the office.

Laser Dentistry Q&A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of amplified light to treat various dental procedures. Lasers are essentially highly concentrated beams of energy. When that energy interacts with your tissues, it generates a reaction that can shape, alter, or entirely remove your oral tissues. Lasers provide a minimally invasive treatment experience that eliminates the need for scalpels and drills.

The use of lasers in dental procedures is approved by the FDA. The team at NowDental of Suffolk is highly trained in a variety of laser treatment protocols and can treat issues involving both the hard tissue of your teeth and the soft tissue of your gums. Their office is equipped with state-of-the-art Fotona brand lasers. 

Why is laser dentistry advantageous?

Compared to traditional tools like drills, dental lasers have quite a few advantages in treating dental conditions. 

Lasers cauterize your tissue as they cut it, which effectively promotes blood clotting and seals your blood vessels and nerve endings. By cauterizing your tissue during your treatments, laser dentistry: 

  • Minimizes bleeding
  • Eliminates the need for sutures and stitches
  • Causes less damage to your surrounding tissues
  • Reduces your pain both during and after your procedure
  • Lessens your need for anesthesia 
  • Shortens your recovery and downtime

Lasers also sterilize the treatment area. This makes you much less susceptible to bacterial infections after your procedure. 

What treatments use laser dentistry?

The team at NowDental of Suffolk utilizes lasers in a variety of procedures, like:

Gum disease treatment

The team can supplement traditional scaling and root planing by using a laser to remove your damaged gum tissue. This eliminates any decayed tissue in your gums and sterilizes the remaining tissue to help prevent your infection from spreading. 

Cavities and fillings

Lasers are very precise at detecting tooth decay, enabling your dentist to detect cavities that they might not have been able to with the naked eye or even X-rays. Your dentist can also use a laser tool to eliminate the bacteria in a cavity caused by tooth decay, potentially eliminating the need for drilling. 

Teeth whitening

Lasers can enhance the speed and depth of the bleaching process in professional teeth whitening treatments.

To experience how lasers can improve your dental experience, schedule a visit with NowDental of Suffolk today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.