What is Laser Dentistry?
The beauty of utilizing lasers is that they allow many dental procedures to be performed with no noise and very little pain. Drills work with friction and hence create heat, which in turn causes discomfort. Laser dentistry combines a laser with a water/air spray that etches and shapes target tissues without contact, heat, vibration, or pressure. They also make it possible to perform several procedures during a single appointment, so you don’t have to come back many times to complete your treatment. Advanced DDS is happy to offer our patients the option of laser dentistry. In New York, we were among the first to begin utilizing this technology for the benefit of our patients. Lasers are versatile tools that can be used in oral surgery, curing of restorative materials, and removal of hard and soft tissue. Other benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods can include:
- Reduced heat and vibration
- High precision
- Little or no need for anesthetic
- Little or no bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Increased rate of curing/bleaching
- Less post-operative pain and swelling
- Fewer pain medications/antibiotics
What is Laser Dentistry?
Many patients find that laser dentistry is far more comfortable than traditional methods using drills. The only noise comes from air as it cools the area being treated. Laser dentistry is perfect for children, teens, and adults who wish to seek an alternative to the discomfort and sound associated with drills. Advanced DDS has all the new technology in laser dentistry to maximize patient safety and achieve the best possible outcome. These include:
The Waterlase MD™ features an all-new MD laser technology platform that offers a much more pleasant patient experience for many dental procedures – with fewer shots and less anesthesia.
Many procedures performed with the Waterlase MD™ do not require shots or anesthesia, eliminating a major source of patient anxiety and creating a more relaxing experience. Patients typically experience less bleeding, swelling, and post-op discomfort and require less pain medication. In addition, we can complete procedures that once took several appointments to complete, such as multiple fillings, in just a single visit. Waterlase MD™ creates a better bonding surface for fillings. In all, Waterlase Dentistry can transform your experience at the dentist’s office.
The Waterlase MD™ is a revolutionary device that uses a combination of YSGG laser energy and water, a process called HydroPhotonics™, to perform many traditional dental procedures with less anesthesia. The precision and accuracy of the Waterlase MD™ allows Dr. Raskin and Dr. D’Orlando to treat targeted areas of tooth structure and soft tissue, leaving surrounding areas unaffected while maintaining the structural integrity of the tooth. Studies have shown that the Waterlase MD™ is less invasive and less traumatic than the drill, scalpel, or electrosurge. Less invasive means more conservation of tooth structure and tissue… and a happier you.