Laser Dentistry Queens, NY
Park Dental Care is a premier provider of laser dentistry in Queens, New York. Laser dentistry can be an effective method of performing highly targeted dental procedures, while offering faster recovery times and minimized discomfort. Our Astoria dental practice offers a variety of laser dental procedures using state-of-the-art dental lasers expertly operated by our experienced dentists.
If you are interested in learning more about the laser dentistry services available in our Astoria, Queens dental office, contact us today at 718-274-1515.
Types of Laser Dentistry Procedures
There are two primary types of laser dental procedures performed in our office – hard tissue laser dentistry, which is performed on teeth, and soft tissue laser dentistry, which is performed on gums. Dental lasers can be used in both general dentistry procedures as well as cosmetic dentistry procedures. There are also other uses for dental lasers that serve to improve oral health.
- Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry – Hard tissue laser dentistry can aid in the early detection of cavities and decay. In addition to early detection, dental lasers can be used to prepare teeth for dental fillings with minimized discomfort and can also effectively treat tooth sensitivity by sealing the tubules that are responsible for teeth being sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
- Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry – Soft tissue laser dentistry is especially useful in cosmetic-related gum treatments. Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (crown lengthening) and can easily remove soft tissue folds or muscle attachment to the gums (known as the frenula).
- Laser Teeth Whitening – One of the most widely used procedures involving dental lasers in our NYC dental office is laser teeth whitening. BriteSmile® laser teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to a brighter smile. It can be performed in a single office visit and is more convenient and effective than at-home teeth whitening kits. During the BriteSmile® laser tooth whitening procedure, a special light-activated whitening agent is applied to the teeth and a laser light is then used to activate the agent in order to bleach the organic part of the tooth enamel. Our laser teeth whitening patients notice results from this procedure almost immediately.
- Other Uses For Dental Lasers – In addition to common dental procedures and laser teeth whitening, laser dentistry can also can help to regenerate damaged blood vessels and nerves (using photobiomodulation), can be used to painlessly remove benign tumors from inside the mouth, and can treat cold sores. Dental lasers can also improve pain and inflammation caused by temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ) and can correct some breathing problems associated with sleep apnea (if the problem is a result of an overgrowth of tissue in the throat).
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Some of the benefits of laser dentistry include minimized bleeding (dental lasers aid in coagulation), less chance of damage to surrounding tissue, and reduced opportunity for bacterial infections to develop (the laser sterilizes the area). Laser dentistry also allows tissues to regenerate and wounds to heal faster. Many dental procedures that traditionally require sutures can be performed without the need for stitches using laser dental procedures. Laser dentistry also can often be performed without the need for anesthesia. Most procedures utilizing dental laser technology result in less pain and quicker recovery times than that experienced in more traditional dental procedures.
Laser Dentistry Financing and Payment Options
We offer laser dentistry services without dental insurance in Queens, NY. For patients with no dental insurance, Park Dental Care provides affordable laser dentistry payment solutions and laser dentistry financing options to cover the cost of all laser dental procedures.
NYC Laser Dentistry Patients
We are conveniently located in Astoria, Queens, NY, just one block from the N & Q subway lines (at the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. stop). Only seven subway stops from midtown Manhattan, our Queens dental office location is also easily accessible to patients traveling from Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout NYC. We also offer free on-site parking.