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Laser Dentistry Specialist

Dr. Aaronson & Associates

Aesthetic and Implant Dentists & Cosmetic & General Dentists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Thanks to the invention of laser dentistry, it’s possible to get the oral health care you need without having to worry about pain or a lengthy recovery period. At Dr. Aaronson & Associates in New York City, the team of experienced dentists uses laser dentistry for various treatments, including cosmetic gum contouring and periodontal therapy. To make an appointment at the practice in Midtown East, Manhattan, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a state-of-the-art type of oral health care. Instead of relying on traditional dental tools, like scalers and drills, it uses targeted light energy to treat issues affecting the soft tissues in your mouth, like gum disease or a “gummy” smile.  

At Dr. Aaronson & Associates, the team performs laser dentistry with BIOLASE® products. BIOLASE lasers allow for highly accurate treatment. What’s more, the process is pain-free and requires no downtime or recovery period. 

What does laser dentistry involve?

At Dr. Aaronson & Associates, the team performs laser dentistry on-site during a quick, outpatient procedure. At the beginning of the appointment, you put on a pair of special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light.

Next, your provider uses a small handheld device to direct laser energy at a specific area of gum tissue. When the light beam comes into contact with your tissue, it causes it to evaporate. The laser is much more accurate than a scalpel, allowing for greater precision.  

BIOLASE lasers are unique in that they sterilize while they cut, eradicating up to 99% of the harmful bacteria they come in contact with. There’s little (if any) bleeding and no pain or swelling. Most people return to work and other routine activities immediately following their appointment.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry with BIOLASE presents various benefits, including:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Improved aesthetic results
  • Pain-free
  • No downtime

Laser dentistry is also much quicker than traditional dental procedures. Most people finish their appointment in under an hour.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is safe and usually well-tolerated. If you experience increased tooth sensitivity or any other type of discomfort during treatment, speak up and let your Dr. Aaronson & Associates provider know. They can adjust the settings on the handheld laser device and make treatment more comfortable.

How much does laser dentistry cost?

The cost of laser dentistry depends on several factors, including the amount of work required and the type of dental insurance you have. If you have any questions about your coverage, contact your insurance provider before making an appointment at Dr. Aaronson & Associates.

To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, make an appointment at Dr. Aaronson & Associates by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.