For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling or numbness, laser dentistry may be the right choice for you.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances and delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry in Haledon and Caldwell, New Jersey, is used by Drs. Lembo and Jaffin for both tooth and soft tissue procedures. Often, no local anesthesia is required. Unlike a dental drill, laser dentistry produces no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures, laser dentistry eliminates the need for suturing, and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages; and in some cases, the decay can be reversed through proper hygiene and fluoride treatments; in some cases, with proper care, the tooth may never need a filling.
Ways in which laser can be used in dental care:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults. You are welcome to learn more about laser dentistry in Haledon and Caldwell, New Jersey, by calling Belmont Dental Associates at Haledon 973-790-4494 Caldwell 862-702-3797.