Tribeca Dental Studio

Cosmetic Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Tribeca, New York City, NY

Thanks to laser dentistry, there’s no need to avoid necessary dental care because you can’t stand the thought of a drill going anywhere near your mouth. The team at Tribeca Dental Studio in New York City offers proven BIOLASE® laser treatments, so you can keep your teeth and gums in optimum health without fear or discomfort. To learn more about BIOLASE and laser dentistry, schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

Biolase Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves using lasers as an alternative to drills, needles, and other metal tools. These innovative techniques have a number of applications, including restorative, cosmetic, and surgical procedures. Laser dentistry can work on both hard tissues like your teeth and soft tissues like your gums.

Before placing a filling, your dentist can use a laser to remove the decay from your tooth. Then, your dentist can use a laser to place the filling itself. Lasers allow your dentist to work precisely.

Lasers also have applications for more involved procedures, including the treatment of gum disease. Your dentist can use a laser to prepare your teeth for a root canal, gently remove plaque and bacteria from your gums, and repair worn-down fillings or implants.

Your dentist can recommend a laser procedure for the long-term health of your teeth. Lasers can detect tooth decay in its early stages and improve tooth sensitivity.

Lasers often play a role in cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, they speed up the bleaching process during teeth whitening and can reshape excess gum tissue.

Ask your dentist at Tribeca Dental Studio if laser dentistry could benefit the function, health, or appearance of your teeth and gums. The practice proudly uses BIOLASE equipment.

What are the advantages of laser dentistry with BIOLASE?

Compared with traditional dentistry, laser dentistry with BIOLASE can treat many of the same dental and oral health conditions while causing far less pain, anxiety, and inconvenience.

Dental drills and other traditional metal tools may have discouraged you from seeking the care you need. In general, laser dentistry procedures are far less painful than their traditional equivalents, and lasers are far quieter than drills. You may not need any anesthesia or sedation to feel comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.

You can also expect a far quicker, easier recovery with laser dentistry. You’re far less likely to need stitches or experience bleeding and swelling.

Thanks to the precision of lasers, your dentist can provide more targeted, effective treatment than with traditional tools. Lasers can allow your dentist to treat only the damaged or decayed part of your tooth or gums without affecting the healthy surrounding tissue.

Is laser dentistry with BIOLASE safe?

In the hands of a dentist with specialized training in laser dentistry, it’s very safe. The dentists at Tribeca Dental Studio use FDA-approved BIOLASE equipment. They make sure only to use the equipment for its intended purpose, and they follow precautions to ensure your safety, including protecting your eyes with glasses or goggles.

You can comfortably undergo many laser dentistry procedures without anesthesia or sedation. In some cases, your dentist may recommend local anesthesia or a sedative, but it’s usually far less than you would for the equivalent traditional procedure. That means you can expect minimal to no downtime afterward.

Though you may feel some discomfort or pain after your laser dentistry procedure, it’s usually far more manageable and improves faster than traditional dentistry. Because laser procedures cause far less bleeding than traditional dentistry, there’s less of a risk of complications such as infection.

To find out more about Biolase, schedule an appointment at Tribeca Dental Studio online or over the phone.