What is Laser Dentistry?
Advances in the field of dentistry have provided our dental office the opportunity to provide a variety of laser treatments for our Stony Brook, Hauppauge, and Coram, NY patients. These laser treatments give our patients the chance to receive minimally invasive procedures, less pain, and a shorter recovery period. At NowDental of Suffolk, we know how important it is to continue to utilize these advances so we can provide stellar dental care to our patients, which is why we offer laser dentistry using Fotona Lasers. Laser dentistry can be used to quickly and effectively treat a variety of issues, such as various stages of gum disease, tooth decay, and more. While laser dentistry may not be able to be used for every dental treatment, many of our treatments can utilize this form of dentistry. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our Smithtown, NY office today.
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Can I Have Laser Dentistry?
There are a number of treatments in which we may employ laser dentistry. Some of these include gum disease treatment, cavities and fillings, and teeth whitening. Depending on your particular needs and desires, our team may choose to provide laser treatment rather than traditional treatments.
What Can I Expect from Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is preferred for many patients as it's quiet, gentle, and state-of-the-art, which for those with dental fears can be calming. Using this precise laser energy, we can remove decay, sculpt the tooth, and could even eliminate the need for a dental drill when addressing a cavity. You can expect that your treatment will be much shorter than traditional alternatives and could even reduce the number of visits needed. In some cases, an anesthetic is not necessary when using laser dentistry. Using the Fotona Laser system, you can expect:
- Less bleeding
- No stitches
- Less damage to surrounding teeth and tissues
- Reduced pain during and after your treatment
- Shortened recovery period
What is Involved in Laser Treatment Aftercare?
Because laser technology has shown to reduce a variety of post-procedure issues, like swelling, inflammation, bleeding, and discomfort, you may experience a shorter recovery period. We find that many of our patients that have had laser dentistry often heal faster than with the traditional dental care alternative. We will provide any aftercare instructions as necessary and will give you any suggestions on how to best clean your teeth at home. Biannual teeth cleanings and dental exams will still remain important to your general oral health.
Is Laser Dentistry Covered By Insurance?
Many laser treatments may be covered, at least in part, by insurance. Someone from our team will contact your insurance carrier to see if any of the costs of your treatment will be covered and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. Coverage will also depend on what treatment you are receiving. At NowDental of Suffolk, we want you to get the quality care you need so please feel free to ask about payment options, including low-interest medical financing.
The Laser Difference
At NowDental of Suffolk, we pride ourselves on providing the latest dentistry advances at our state-of-the-art office. This includes offering a variety of laser dental treatment options, such as gum disease treatment, fillings, teeth whitening, and more. This effective treatment method can create faster treatments, reduced recovery periods, and less pain. For more information about laser dentistry, contact our dental team at our Smithtown, NY office.