Laser dentistry is an effective solution to address a wide range of dental concerns. With the addition of laser technology, dentists are able to complete treatments faster than ever. Using lasers reduces the risk of infection, allows the natural healing response, and helps patients with dental fear feel comfortable during their treatment.
At Bella Smiles, we offer a full range of laser dentistry services in Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset, NY to address your oral health needs. Laser dentistry offers a noninvasive solution to address a gummy smile, gum disease, and tooth decay. Our dental care team will perform a full dental exam to see if laser dentistry is right for you.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Promotes the natural healing response
- No drills or loud noises during treatment
- Reduces the chance of infection
- Minimal downtime after treatment
- Less invasive than traditional treatments
- Minimal bleeding, sensitivity, and swelling
Laser Dentistry: What to Expect
Your laser dentistry treatment will depend on the type of dental issue you need to address. After an exam, your Bella Smiles dentist will create a treatment plan based on your oral needs. In most cases, patients report needing very little downtime and can return to their normal routine after treatment.
Gum Disease: Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that affects the teeth and gums. If left untreated, gum disease can harm the health and function of the teeth, gums, and bone structure. In advanced cases of gum disease, gum surgery may be needed to restore health to your gums.
With the advancements in laser dentistry, your dentist can eliminate the need for gum surgery and use lasers to safely remove diseased tissue. Laser dentistry can clean the teeth and gums, and promote tissue regeneration.
Dental Cavities: Laser dentistry can safely treat decayed teeth without the need for traditional dental drills. Patients with dental anxiety can benefit from dental lasers because it means there is no need for invasive treatment and drills. Using laser, your dentist can remove the decay portion of the tooth. Once the dentist removes the decay, they will restore the tooth using a dental filling or dental crown.
Gum Contouring: Laser dentistry can address a gummy smile, restore a receding gum line, or change the shape of the gum line. Lasers will safely and effectively contour the gum line to match your cosmetic and oral health needs.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
How long does it take gums to heal after a dental laser?
It typically takes around 2 to 4 weeks for one’s gums to entirely heal after a laser treatment. It depends on the severity and the amount of gum your dentist must treat. We suggest that you be careful brushing for a few weeks after any laser treatment.
Is laser treatment safe for teeth?
Laser treatment can strip enamel and parts from the tooth surface. Sometimes it can also strip gums and tissue. A benefit of dental lasers is that it is very precise, however, it can cause harm to the surface of teeth and surrounding areas of the mouth if not careful.
Is laser dental surgery painful?
One of the benefits of dental lasers is that it is almost painless. It uses a laser which allows for extreme precision. Your dentist will not hit any nerves therefore, there is no pain.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you would like to determine if laser dentistry is right for you, visit Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Nesconset, or Roslyn, NY. Our state of the art dental practices offer all the latest in advanced dental technology. To schedule an appointment, call one of our office locations or schedule an appointment online.