The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the use of lasers for medical and aesthetic procedures, but did you know that lasers have also advanced the field of dentistry? While it’s still not a widespread practice, laser dentistry techniques are changing the way dentists perform routine and specialized treatments while greatly improving patient comfort and healing.

Here at the practice of Paul Lustiger, DDS and Alexander Hahn, DMD, along with their highly skilled support team, you and your family can enjoy the benefits of laser dental treatments. Drs. Lustiger and Hahn often recommend laser dentistry to their patients at Dental Professionals of Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey for a variety of different procedures for improving gum, tooth, and jawbone health. 

How laser dentistry works

Laser dentistry uses light waves that convert into thermal energy, or heat, making laser technology a versatile tool for several types of treatments. With this advanced technology, our dentists can treat many different oral health issues, including soft tissues like your gums, and hard structures like teeth and bone. 

We use lasers in routine and specialized procedures, including:

Dr. Lustiger and Dr. Hahn may use laser dentistry in all phases of your treatment, from diagnostic to prevention.

Powerful, yet safe

Lasers are very strong, yet still very safe. They allow our dentists to treat the affected soft tissues and teeth, while keeping the nearby areas of your mouth intact and unharmed. 

Less pain

Laser dentistry is less painful than many traditional dental procedures. For example, if we use laser dental techniques to fill a cavity, you may not even need anesthesia. The laser allows your dentist to target the treatment area with more precision than with other methods, so less of your mouth feels pain or discomfort. 

Minimally invasive 

Overall, laser treatments are less invasive than traditional procedures. Less invasive means less chance of infection after the treatment, potentially reducing your recovery time, as well. 

Less bleeding and swelling

Less bleeding and swelling also contribute to a speedier recovery process after your treatment. Your gums won’t swell or bleed as much as they might with more invasive, manipulative treatments. 

Lower anxiety about your procedure

Let’s face it: Many people feel anxiety before visiting the dentist to have a tooth filled or their gums treated to improve oral health. Laser dentistry helps eliminate your anxiety because it’s quieter than a drill and less physically intrusive. Once you experience the comparatively quiet and calm of a laser dental procedure, you’ll be calmer before you get here and more relaxed during every procedure.

Is laser dentistry right for you?

If you’re looking for dental treatments that offer an effective solution to many different types of dental issues, if you want to improve your oral health, and if you want to have an easier, gentler experience at the dentist, then laser dentistry may be right for you. Whether you’re looking for a solution to sleep apnea or you just need a filling, it’s worth finding out if you’re a good candidate for laser dentistry treatments. 

Take the first step by calling our friendly, caring dental team at 201-252-4798, or schedule a consultation through our convenient online booking system today. 

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