Laser Dentistry

One of the most exciting and innovative advances in the field of dentistry is the development of laser dental techniques. Laser dentistry offers a precise way to improve the appearance and the health of your teeth and gums in a virtually painless treatment process. Laser dental techniques can reduce pain and the formation of bacteria during treatment and provide better accuracy than a tool such as a scalpel. They can also sterilize surface tissues, eliminate the need for stitches, and reduce reliance on uncomfortable shots.

Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates offers laser dentistry to perform a full range of dental treatments, from routine cleanings to more complex procedures like gum lifting and cavity treatment preparation. With laser dentistry, you can achieve necessary dental care without having to worry as much about pain and discomfort both during and after a dental procedure


KaVo

Our team of hygienists utilizes the diode laser by KaVo in the combination procedure of scaling and root planing and bacterial reduction. The technology allows for gentler, more precise treatments. Patients typically experience less discomfort, faster healing, and minimal bleeding.


Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG Pain-free Laser Dental Technology

 
 

The Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser dentistry system from Biolase is the latest development in pain-free dental treatment. Each of our dental offices now offers this amazing breakthrough in technology, which can greatly reduce, if not eliminate any pain in basic dental procedures such as root canals and dental implants. Adding the Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG system to our already technologically advanced offices was important to us because it can address the anxiety many patients experience ahead of dental procedures. Without the fear of pain, we believe our patients will feel more comfortable pursuing the routine care that is essential to a happy, healthy smile.

What is Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG?

The Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG system allows for virtually painless dentistry, which means no shots are required. Whereas the traditional drilling procedure uses friction to treat the affected areas, the Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG system uses a water-energizing laser in combination with air and water to treat the targeted tooth, bone, or tissue. Highly concentrated beams of light are delivered to the treatment area via a handpiece guided by one of our experienced team members at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates, helping to effectively treat a number of conditions more comfortably than traditional methods.

WaterLase is also adept at removing gum tissue, enamel, and bone without harming surrounding areas, helping you to maintain a healthy tooth structure.

What are the Benefits of Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG?

While the most amazing aspect of this treatment is the ability to treat patients without pain, the system has also been shown to be more accurate, and create less bleeding than traditional procedures that use a drill or scalpel. Other benefits of WaterLase dentistry include:

  • Reduction of damage to healthy parts of the teeth and minimizing trauma to the area
  • May result in fewer dental visits since the Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG can be used for procedures that in the past were often referred to other specialists
  • Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG is designed to be safe for use in patients of all ages

WaterLase Er,Cr:YSGG Treatment Options

Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser techniques can be used in a number of dental procedures, including:

  • Periodontal (Gum) disease treatment
  • Gum lifting
  • Gum Recession treatment
  • Abscess removal
  • Herpetic lesion removal
  • Biopsy
  • Crown Lengthening

Whether patients are in need of routine treatments such as crowns, or more comprehensive treatments such as dental implants or restorations, we believe Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG, along with our sedation dentistry treatments, can help patients achieve the healthy smile they have been too apprehensive to pursue.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Great Neck Dental Associates to find out more about pain-free dentistry with Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG, contact our offices in Hicksville and Great Neck, New York. Our experienced general and cosmetic dentists look forward to your call.


LAPIP®

The Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP®) is laser gum treatment for patients with dental implants. Just as people can develop gum disease from poor oral hygiene and other factors, dental implant patients can develop peri-implantitis. This condition is similar to gum disease but differs in that it affects the area surrounding an implant post, as opposed to a natural tooth root. Both conditions can lead to bleeding gums and bone deterioration. Peri-implantitis can progress at a rapid rate, and if left untreated, the condition can result in loosening and eventual loss of the dental implant.

Our experienced periodontists utilize the LAPIP® protocol to treat peri-implantitis before it can cause more serious health concerns. This system is a more conservative way to treat the condition, as it is less costly to the patient and can successfully treat a failing implant without the invasive nature of traditional surgery. Through the advanced laser technology, we are able to stop the infection from progressing and improve your oral health.

Benefits of LAPIP®

LAPIP® holds numerous advantages for patients seeking treatment for peri-implantitis. Compared to traditional gum surgery, patients can expect the following from their laser gum treatment:

  • Faster procedure
  • No cutting or sutures
  • Doesn’t affect surrounding healthy tissue
  • Stimulates gum regeneration
  • Virtually pain free

The LAPIP® Procedure

LAPIP® is a similar process to the LANAP™ protocol, but less laser energy is used to treat the affected area. During the LAPIP® procedure, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser is guided along the periodontal pocket to remove any infected tissue. The affected implants are then scaled to remove harmful bacteria. To complete the LAPIP® procedure, the laser is used to further sterilize the area and seal the tissue, stimulating the healing process.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

If you have any questions regarding dental implant health or the LAPIP® procedure, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our periodontists for more information.


LANAP Nd:YAG™

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, better known as LANAP Nd:YAG™, is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate to severe gum disease.

LANAP Nd:YAG™ is a minimally invasive procedure, and because of this, it can be performed on a wide range of patients, including those with conditions that may complicate the healing process, such as diabetes and hemophilia, as well as people who have dental implants. The technology offers a faster and more comfortable treatment process for patients suffering from the effects of periodontal disease.