Laser Dentistry in Port Chester
Precision Dentistry for Enhanced Comfort and Effectiveness
- Advantages of Laser Dentistry
- Our Dental Lasers
- Procedures Lasers are Used With
- Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LANAP)
If you are like many people and get very anxious or nervous when going to the dentist, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Alidadi has incorporated minimally invasive, safe and comfortable laser dentistry techniques into her practice.
Laser dentistry has superseded many traditional dentistry techniques, making treatments less painful and more precise. This advanced technology enables Dr. Alidadi to provide her patients with precision treatment that can help minimize pain, lessen time spent in the chair and speed recovery time.
What is a Dental Laser?
A dental laser produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The laser’s beam of light can remove or shape hard tissues (teeth) or soft tissues (gums).
Some dental lasers are used for surgery, others to enhance whitening and still others for removing tooth structure to restore a tooth or eliminate disease. The beauty of dental lasers is that they are precise and affect the surrounding tissue much less than traditional techniques, which means less discomfort and pain.
With lasers, bleeding is minimized, less anesthesia is necessary, swelling is controlled and there is usually little, if any, postoperative discomfort.
The Advantages of Laser Dentistry
Lasers have been used in dentistry for over two decades and are an entirely safe alternative to the drill or scalpel. The laser doesn’t make any whining sounds or other annoying noises, so you can just sit back and relax.
Laser dentistry advantages include:
Safe, fast and effective non-surgical gum disease care
A laser can be used by Dr. Alidadi to comfortably reverse gum damage and regenerate lost support. The procedure will take far less time than conventional methods and causes far less anxiety and discomfort.
No anesthesia, no injection, no drill
Lasers can be used to fill a cavity when the cavity is a safe distance from the nerve. In this case, no numbing or anesthesia is necessary. Less tooth structure is removed than with conventional drilling methods. Another advantage is that the laser prepares your tooth in such a way that your filling lasts longer.
With a laser there’s none of the vibration or noise that a dental drill produces. And because of the laser’s precision, there’s also little swelling, no bleeding and little to no post-operative discomfort.
Leaves healthy tooth structure in place
The laser’s pinpoint accuracy means Dr. Alidadi can leave as much healthy tooth structure in place as possible, allowing you to keep your natural teeth longer.
Our Dental Lasers
Laser dentistry uses intense beams of light projected by a dental laser. Dr. Alidadi has four different types of dental lasers, which accomplish four different kinds of dentistry: diagnosis, gum disease treatment, cutting hard tissue and treating soft-tissue.
Diagnostic laser for early cavity detection
Our DIAGNOdent® diagnostic laser is used by Dr. Alidadi to help identify tiny cavities. It is good for early detection of cavities and helps to make minimally invasive dentistry possible.
Millennium laser for gum disease treatment using LANAP
Using the Millennium laser, Dr. Alidadi can treat gum disease in a minimally invasive procedure called LANAP that requires no cutting or sutures. Dr. Alidadi is certified to use this special protocol, which can speed up the treatment and recovery times for most patients with severe gum disease.
Waterlase® laser for drill-less dentistry
Our Biolase Waterlase iPlus laser uses laser-energized water and air to cut enamel, teeth and bone without contact, vibration, heat or pressure. The atomized spray of water and air continuously re-hydrates the tooth, preventing pain and heat discomfort.
ezlase™ soft tissue laser for comfortable gum treatment
Our Biolase ezlase laser is used by Dr. Alidadi on soft tissue in gum disease treatment, frenectomies and to help revitalize gum tissue. The ezlase produces a laser light that’s excellent for precision soft tissue incisions.
Procedures Lasers are Typically Used With
Dental lasers are one of the latest advancements in dental technology. Lasers are used to precisely, gently and safely treat a wide range of dental problems, including:
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