Laser Dentistry Specialist

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Laser dentistry allows your dentist to perform safer, more effective treatments with minimal pain and less downtime than traditional procedures. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the team of aesthetic and family dentists uses the Waterlase® laser to perform a wide range of treatments. To find out how you can benefit from laser dentistry, call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry refers to the use of lasers in place of traditional dental procedures or to supplement these treatments. 

The Waterlase laser combines the targeted precision of YSGG laser energy with a spray of water to cut through hard and soft tissues. This process, called HydroPhotonics™, allows the team at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights to make fewer passes over your treatment area, resulting in less pain and discomfort than traditional dental procedures.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry allows the team to perform procedures more efficiently. Without the use of drills and scalpels, they don’t have to cut away at healthy tissue and bone, like they would in traditional dental surgery. 

Benefits of laser dentistry for patients include:

  • Reduced heat and vibration from laser technology
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Faster treatment
  • Reduced need for anesthesia
  • Fewer postoperative complications
  • Minimized risk of infection
  • Less blood than traditional surgery
  • Shorter recovery period

Laser dentistry can reduce your dental anxiety by providing a more relaxing experience.

Which dental procedures can laser dentistry perform?

Laser dentistry can perform many of the same hard and soft tissue procedures as traditional oral surgery and other restorative treatments. With the Waterlase laser, the team can:

Perform root canal therapy

A root canal is a tooth-saving treatment to remove deep decay or infections from inside a damaged tooth. With laser dentistry, the team can remove the pulp from inside your tooth and clean out any bacteria and debris.

Reshape gums

Reshaping gums with laser dentistry allows the team to contour your gums with precisions, ensuring your healthy gum tissue remains intact.

Biopsy and remove abnormal tissue

Laser dentistry offers a minimally invasive way to biopsy and removes abnormal growths and lesions from the soft tissues of your mouth.

Harden fillings

Curing, or hardening, tooth-colored fillings is simple with laser dentistry. These composite fillings adhere to the chewing surfaces of your teeth for enhanced protection.

Eliminate infected pockets

Pockets of plaque trapped beneath your gum line raise your risk of infection and decay. With the Waterlase laser, the team can eradicate these pockets to restore your gum health.

Correct tongue-tie

If your child has a tongue-tie, the team can correct this common issue with laser dentistry, resulting in less pain and bleeding than traditional surgery.

Oral surgery and extractions

Laser dentistry allows the team to perform oral surgery and extractions with precision, ensuring your healthy tissue and bone remain unscathed.

To learn more about laser dentistry, call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights or schedule an appointment online today.