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Laser Dentistry

Union Square Dental

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in Flatiron, New York, NY

Laser dentistry can dramatically improve your dental experience, which is why the expert team at Union Square Dental offers a variety of laser dentistry treatments for their patients. To learn more about how laser dentistry can make your treatments more comfortable and effective, request an appointment by phone or online today at Union Square Dental’s state-of-the-art clinic in New York City’s Flatiron District.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry? 

The dental experts at Union Square Dental use highly advanced laser tools in their dental treatments, otherwise known as laser dentistry. Laser tools use highly focused beams of light energy that can cut through both hard tissue and soft tissue, making them an excellent alternative to traditional metal tools for your dental treatment. With laser dentistry, you can ensure that you’re getting the most advanced and effective treatment available in modern dental care.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

FDA-approved dental lasers have several advantages for your dental treatment. They tend to be more accurate and precise than traditional metal tools, and they cauterize and sterilize as they work. Because of this, laser dentistry treatments tend to be less invasive and don’t require as much downtime in recovery and healing. 

Laser tools also don’t create as much noise and vibration as they work, which makes laser dental treatments more comfortable and relaxing, especially for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. Your dentist at Union Square Dental can even use lasers for earlier detection of tooth decay, meaning that they can treat your cavities with a more conservative approach.

What laser treatments do you offer?

The team at Union Square Dental offers lasers for many of their treatments. Some of the more popular laser dentistry procedures include:

Gum disease or periodontal disease treatment

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of your gum tissue that develops when plaque and tartar are left to build up on your teeth for too long. Treatment typically involves a procedure called scaling and root planing, in which your dentist uses metal tools to clean the plaque and tartar from above and below your gumline. 

Rather than traditional scaling and root planing, your dentist at Union Square Dental uses a laser to clean your periodontal pockets and sterilize your gum tissue. The result is a significant reduction in bacteria, minimal bleeding, and faster healing times.

Gum lift or cosmetic gum treatments

If you have a gummy smile, your dentist can use laser tools to safely and effectively reshape the contours of your gum line. Many laser dentistry patients are even able to improve the appearance of their smile without anesthesia.

Dental procedures

Other laser dentistry procedures include:

  • Aesthetic and restorative procedures
  • Cavity detection
  • Soft tissue surgeries, like ulcers and cold sores treatments
  • Teeth whitening

To learn more about how laser dentistry can benefit your dental experience, request a consultation with Union Square Dental today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.