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Laser Dentistry Specialist

Madison Dental Partners

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontics located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you have gum disease, dental decay, a tooth infection, or trauma that requires surgery, turn to Madison Dental Partners on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Steven Schwartz, DDS, Fadwa Robb, DDS, Navid Baradarian, DDS, and the experienced dental team offer advanced laser dentistry to meet many of your oral health needs without pain or extensive downtime. Call the New York City office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses state-of-the-art laser technology for a wide array of dental procedures without scalpels or drilling. Laser dentistry is one of the latest advances in dentistry, allowing providers maximum precision and accuracy. It uses light energy and a focused laser beam to reshape or remove tissue.

What is laser dentistry used for?

Your dentist may recommend a laser dental procedure for the following:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth infections
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth preparations
  • Dental fillings
  • Cavity detection
  • A gummy smile
  • Benign tumors
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • TMJ pain

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is a type of laser treatment that regenerates gum and bone tissue you may have lost because of gum disease. It can treat gum issues without the need for scalpels and stitches.

You may experience gum disease because of genetics, hormone changes, family history of gum disease, poor oral hygiene habits, or skipping routine dental cleanings. Signs of gum disease include bright red gums, swollen or tender gums, bleeding gums, and a receding gum line.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Some of the benefits associated with laser dentistry procedures at Madison Dental Partners include:

  • Highly effective results
  • Comfortability 
  • Affordability 
  • Less pain
  • Minimal recovery times
  • Less bleeding
  • Little to no downtime

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved laser dentistry to treat a wide variety of dental problems.

What happens during laser dentistry treatments?

Before undergoing laser dentistry procedures, your provider can numb the treatment area to ensure no discomfort. They use laser technology to remove tooth decay and bacteria, whiten your teeth, remove excess gum tissue, regenerate bone or gum tissue, or complete other minor procedures.

What should I expect after laser dentistry procedures?

After undergoing laser treatment at Madison Dental Partners, there’s little to no downtime. 

Follow your dentist’s instructions to speed up healing or prevent future problems. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, don’t chew on hard objects, and see the Madison Dental Partners team at least every six months for dental cleanings and exams.

To learn more about the many benefits laser dentistry at Madison Dental Partners offers, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.