Dr. Raj Upadya uses laser dentistry in his dental office to treat a variety of conditions. There are many benefits of laser dentistry including faster healing times and more comfortable treatment. Dental lasers can be used on both hard and soft tissues in the mouth with great accuracy and fewer side effects for the patient. For anxious patients, dental lasers can often eliminate the need for more invasive dental tools including the dental drill.
Dental lasers can reduce swelling, bleeding and other common side effects of procedures and stimulate the body’s natural healing response which improves blood clotting. Laser dentistry also reduces the risk of infection that can be associated with a more invasive procedure. Your dentist will discuss the use of a dental laser if it is a part of your treatment and explain what to expect during and after the procedure.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
The NV® Microlaser, a convenient handheld laser device, is often used to treat gum tissue and other soft tissues in the mouth. One of the most common procedures is for gum recontouring, known as crown lengthening. Patients who have what is considered a “gummy smile” may benefit from crown lengthening which removes excess gum tissue to reveal more tooth structure.
The soft tissue dental laser is also ideal for performing frenectomies, or tongue ties which can cause speech impediments and difficulty eating. Dr. Upadya works with patients of all ages, including small children and infants to improve their ability to eat and thrive.
There are many benefits to treating our patient with this soft tissue dental laser. The greatest benefit is how amazingly accurate and precise it is. This allows Dr. Upadya to only cut off only a small of tissue necessary for the desired results. This makes your soft tissue treatments much less invasive. Dental lasers also cauterizes the gums as it cuts through the tissue. This will minimize bleeding and there will be no need for sutures. Also, your recovery time will be greatly reduced!
Soft tissue dental lasers may also be used in the treatment of:
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry
Dr. Upadya also uses special dental lasers to treat tooth structure (hard tissue). The Biolase iPlus laser uses the combined power of water and heat energy to address cavities and tooth decay, treat tooth sensitivity, and aid in tooth preparation for dental fillings and other restorative procedures. The reason a lot of people suffer from an extreme fear of the dentist is because of the use of dental drills and needles. The Biolase iPlus laser eliminates the need for them! The revolutionary tool can cut through hard tissue minus the pain associated the drills and needles. Most of the time local anesthetic is not even necessary.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Is dentistry with dental lasers safe?
Yes, dental lasers are safe to use by a certified dental professional. They may be stronger than your average laser pointer, but they do not cause irreversible damage to your mouth. Dr. Raj Upadya and his dental associates have extensive training in the use of dental lasers.
Will dental lasers cause more pain than traditional procedures?
No, in fact, dental lasers are so accurate and efficient that pain from your dental issue is almost immediately relieved after treatment. Dental lasers uses light technology so that there is no physical part of the device touching your sensitive tissue.
Can lasers be used for treating gum disease?
Yes. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Dentistry has evolved to the point of providing painless treatments with lasers for gum disease at any age.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re interested in laser dentistry in East Hanover, NJ, schedule an appointment online with Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry today. Dr. Raj can address dental concerns minus the pain with dental lasers.