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Laser Dentistry

63rd Street Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you regularly experience cold sores or your partner frequently complains about your snoring habits, you may benefit from laser dentistry. Laser dentistry uses medical-grade lasers to treat a wide variety of oral health problems. Dana Kapparova, DDS, Amanda Golub, DDS, and the team at 63rd Street Dental in New York City proudly offer laser dentistry to people of all ages. To request your laser dentistry consultation, call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or use the online booking tool today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a branch of oral health care that uses lasers to treat several different dental conditions. Believe it or not, dentists have been using laser dentistry since 1989.

In addition to providing quick and effective treatments, laser dentistry is much less painful compared to treatment with traditional drills and non-laser tools. Laser instruments produce a very narrow, focused laser beam that’s capable of removing and shaping hard and soft tissue. 

At 63rd Street Dental, the team uses laser dentistry to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Cold sores
  • Snoring
  • Teeth whitening

The team also uses laser dentistry to perform soft tissue recontouring. 

What types of lasers does laser dentistry use?

Laser dentistry uses two different types of medical lasers: soft tissue lasers and hard tissue lasers. Hard tissue lasers can cut through a tooth’s structure. These types of lasers assist in composite bonding, preparing dental fillings, and reshaping tooth enamel. 

Soft tissue lasers work to treat problems like periodontitis and can also kill “bad” oral bacteria and promote soft tissue regrowth. At 63rd Street Dental, the team also uses soft tissue lasers for NightLase® snoring treatment. 

What is NightLase® snoring treatment? 

NightLase is a simple, pain-free treatment used to address snoring, sleep apnea, and breathing problems caused by sleep disorders. NightLase treatment works by loosening the tight collagen tissues that surround your airway, instantly widening them. Clinical studies show that NightLase treatment reduces snoring by up to 70%. 

NightLase treatment requires three different appointments spaced about three weeks apart. There’s no downtime or recovery period necessary between visits. What’s more, the results of NightLase treatment usually last for 12 months at a time. 

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is safe and well-tolerated. However, you should work with a trained and qualified dentist, like those at 63rd Street Dental. During laser dentistry treatment, you wear a pair of special glasses. Make sure to keep them on at all times to avoid harming your eyes. 

Am I a candidate for laser dentistry?

To determine if you’re a candidate for laser dentistry, make an appointment with the team at 63rd Street Dental. Following a review of your medical history, discussion of your goals for treatment, and a thorough oral exam, your dentist can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. 

To learn more about state-of-the-art laser dentistry treatment, request an appointment at 63rd Street Dental by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.