The Center for High Tech Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry & Prosthetics located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
Laser dentistry uses advanced technology to treat a variety of oral health problems, including cavities, gum disease, and tooth sensitivity. At The Center for High Tech Dentistry on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Simon W. Rosenberg, DMD, and the team offer laser dentistry to people of all ages. Laser dentistry is pain-free, effective, and requires fewer in-office visits. To learn more about the benefits, book online to schedule an appointment or call the New York City office today.
Laser Dentistry Q&A
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses narrow, focused beams of light to perform a wide variety of dental procedures in a minimally invasive fashion.
Laser dentistry provides a safe and effective way to cut through hard and soft tissues, including tooth enamel and gums. It’s cost-effective, efficient, and comfortable.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Compared to traditional oral surgery, laser dentistry provides an array of benefits, including:
- Little or no need for anesthesia
- Reduced heat, vibration, and pressure
- Fewer postoperative complications
- Virtually no bleeding
- Reduced pain and swelling
Because laser dentistry causes less damage to your gums and surrounding tissues, it also boasts quicker recovery times.
What treatments does laser dentistry provide?
At The Center for High Tech Dentistry, the team uses laser dentistry to perform a wide range of procedures, including:
- Cavity preparation (can be performed without local anesthesia)
- Treatment for canker sores and cold sores
- Cosmetic gum contouring to reduce a “gummy” smile and gingival hypertrophy
- Removal of soft tissue lesions and ulcers
- Minimally invasive periodontal treatment, including pocket reduction
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie correction)
The team also houses laser dentistry to expose dental implants.
Am I a good candidate for laser dentistry?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for laser dentistry, the team conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your lifestyle and treatment goals. They then evaluate the dental problem, and if laser therapy is a better approach to treatment, then the use of the laser will be discussed with you.
After gathering the necessary information, the team develops a custom care plan that aligns with your needs. Whenever possible, the team opts for laser dentistry over traditional oral techniques. This allows for better treatment outcomes, quicker recovery, and improved oral health.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Laser dentistry is safe and usually well-tolerated. During treatment, the team has you wear a pair of special protective glasses. The glasses shield your eyes from the laser and ensure your comfort throughout the entire appointment.
Following laser dentistry, the team sends you home with a list of recovery instructions. Follow them carefully and take any medication as prescribed.
To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, request a consultation at The Center for High Tech Dentistry by calling the office or using the online booking tool.