The Staten Island Dentist Blog
What Is Laser Dentistry?
- at July 15, 2011
- in Cosmetic Dentistry
The word ‘LASER’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every New York industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.
Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced Staten Island dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow Staten Island cosmetic dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.
How do lasers benefit our Staten Island dental patients?
- Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
- Shorter healing time
- Decreased chance of infection
- Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
- Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary
Staten Island dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.
If you are interested in any of these procedures, call Staten Island Dental Care at (347) 695-4370. Dr. Frederick Hecht has been providing unsurpassed general and cosmetic dentistry since 1976.
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