Dental Laser Therapy Specialist

286 Madison Dental -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

286 Madison Dental

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

You might notice that lasers are appearing more and more as an alternative to traditional surgery in numerous medical disciplines. At 286 Madison Dental in Midtown, Manhattan, the expert dental team provides dental laser therapy to treat gum disease without surgical incisions and the complications that come with them. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental laser therapy, reserve an appointment by calling the New York City office or booking online today.

Dental Laser Therapy Q & A

What is dental laser therapy?

Dental laser therapy is a modern procedure that removes damaged, disease-ridden, or excess tissue from around your gums. 

Lasers are high-tech devices that emit powerful beams of single-wavelength light. When this light hits your gums, it causes a reaction to effectively disintegrate the tissue. 

Your 286 Madison Dental dentist performs the procedure very carefully in order to avoid damaging the surrounding healthy tissue that you want to keep. 

Once the damage, decay, or unwanted tissue is gone, your healthy tissue has the opportunity to reattach to your teeth and prevent bacteria from accumulating in the pockets.

Dental laser therapy is less painful than traditional gum surgery and even helps reduce sensitivity from gum disease. The results are more precise and predictable. 

Why do I need dental laser therapy?

Dental laser therapy is an option for treatment in many cases of gum disease. You can also get it as an alternative to the traditional approach to crown lengthening, as the laser can precisely target healthy gums.

Gum disease comes with several hallmark symptoms that are difficult or impossible to ignore, even leading to tooth and bone loss if you go without treatment for long enough. Signs and symptoms to watch for include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Bleeding when you brush
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Sores or abscesses on your gums
  • Persistent bad breath

Treating gum disease with dental laser therapy allows you to avoid traditional periodontal surgery. 

Am I a candidate for dental laser therapy?

Many patients are curious about dental laser therapy, and you may be wondering whether or not you can supplement your treatment with lasers and avoid some of the more complex procedures requiring lots of recovery time.

After an in-depth consultation, your dentist at 286 Madison Dental might decide that you’re a candidate for dental laser therapy if you:

  • Don’t have metal fillings
  • Take blood-thinning medications
  • Have a systemic medical condition that makes surgery more complicated
  • Prefer a holistic or biological approach to treatment
  • Have infection or bone loss around dental implants
  • Have recurrent gum disease or infections

Laser dentistry is safe enough that most patients are candidates. If scaling and root planing makes you squeamish or if surgery is out of the question, you can inquire about the possibility of using dental laser therapy for your gum disease treatment instead.

If you’re interested in removing gum tissue without surgery or uncomfortable scaling, call 286 Madison Dental or book an appointment online for a dental laser therapy consultation today.