Laser dentistry has revolutionized traditional dentistry. With dental lasers, our dentists can complete treatment more efficiently. Dental lasers are designed to aid in many cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures. Soft tissue lasers allow our team to remove soft tissue safely and gently, thus eliminating the need for traditional scalpels or, in some cases, soft tissue surgery.
As a modern dental practice, Cosmetic Dentistry Associates has adopted the Styla MicroLaser into our Pomona, NY dentist office. We are currently the only county to offer this advanced technology. This handheld, wireless laser allows us to perform soft tissue treatments with high-level precision, accuracy, and patient care.
As experienced dentists, Dr. Peter Auster and Dr. Frances Tang are committed to giving our patients the highest standard of dental care. Laser dentistry allows our dentists to perform the necessary treatments more accurately and precisely.
What Can Dental Lasers Treat?
Dental lasers are versatile tools that may be used in various cosmetic, general, and restorative treatments. Soft tissue lasers can be used to perform these key treatments.
- Gingival contouring
- Reshaping soft tissue
- Periodontal therapy
- Implant recovery
- Removing lesions
- Gingival troughing
Traditionally, these treatments may have required scalpels or oral surgery; with our soft tissue lasers, our dentist can deliver gentle light therapy to safely address your dentistry needs. We have incorporated the cordless, handheld Styla MicroLaser into our dental practice. This revolutionary microlaser fits comfortably in our dentists’ hands, allowing them to move and operate comfortably throughout your treatment.
Every Styla MicroLaser is custom-engineered to deliver focused power and ease of use. The beauty of laser dentistry is it offers patients an alternative to traditional treatment methods. Now, more than ever before, patients can visit the dentist office with a renewed sense of comfort and safety.
Laser Dentistry in Pomona, NY
A local anesthetic may no longer be required when using a dental laser. Patients may also forgo sutures and stitches. Dental lasers can gently cut through soft tissue while sealing visible blood vessels; this minimizes bleeding throughout your procedure and promotes faster recovery.
- Improved Precision: Dental lasers give our dentist the ultimate control.
- Safety: Lasers kill bacteria as they perform, reduce bleeding and swelling, and enable the body’s natural healing response.
- Ultimate Comfort: Lasers gently remove unnecessary tissue, often eliminating the need for anesthetic or sedation.
- Preservation: Laser dentistry can preserve more of the natural tooth structure.
- Improved Patient Experience: Laser dentistry can help reduce some fear or anxiety often associated with visiting the dentist. Lasers emit gentle energy that can safely cut through soft tissue, eliminating the need for scalpels.
Your comfort and safety are important to our team. We work with you to ensure all your dentistry needs are met. As experienced dentists, we will explain all aspects of your care before your appointment. The process in which we perform your laser dentistry treatment will depend on the reason for your treatment.
The most common use of laser dentistry is for gum disease treatment.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Laser dentistry is one of the best developments in dental technology. Learn more by reading the answers to these commonly asked questions.
Is laser dentistry painful?
No. Dental procedures completed with laser dentistry do not cause pain and can significantly reduce the pain felt during recovery. Dental lasers are safe and very effective in reducing recovery time.
Is gum disease treatment with lasers more effective than without them?
Yes. Treatment for bleeding gums, gingivitis, and advanced periodontal disease can relieve gum disease in as little as one visit. Dental lasers have been used for years to quickly and efficiently treat gum disease. Treatment with dental lasers reduces the chances of the disease coming back.
Do gums grow back after laser dentistry?
No, your gums will not grow back. Treatment for a gummy smile and gum recontouring is permanent. Although your gum tissue won’t regenerate like other tissue types, your gums will heal new healthy tissue after treatment.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Some patients hear “laser” and are concerned about safety. Lasers are extremely safe. They’re more precise than scalpels, so they only affect the direct treatment area. The biggest danger with lasers is ensuring you never put your eyes in the path of the laser beam. We’ll provide eye protection for you but don’t look directly into the laser, even with this on.
Does insurance cover laser dentistry?
It depends on how comprehensive your dental insurance plan is. Some companies cover part or all of the procedure because it’s for restorative concerns and, therefore, medically necessary. However, some don’t cover any portion of laser dentistry procedures. Contact your insurance provider to find out. We can also submit the claim to your insurance to see their response.
Should I get laser dentistry?
We recommend laser dentistry for many different procedures. It’s less invasive and painful, and patients experience less downtime. It’s especially helpful for patients with dental anxiety. The sound of a drill or seeing scalpels can set off dental fear. Lasers are quiet; all you see is the laser wand and light emitted.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you want to discover if laser dentistry is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Pomona dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of patient care and service to help enhance your smile. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 241-0656 or request an appointment online.