Laser Dentistry

Serenity Laser Dental PC

Dentistry & Dental Spa located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Laser dentistry offers a precise and effective method for completing many dental procedures with less pain and discomfort. Alexander Kirzhner, DDS, and the team at Serenity Laser Dental PC, located in the Bay Ridge, Canarsie, and Marine Park areas of Brooklyn in New York City, offer a wide range of procedures using up-to-date laser dental techniques. To see if laser dentistry can help your oral health, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is an advanced, modern technology that utilizes focused light energy to complete dental procedures involving the soft and hard tissues of the mouth. The team at Serenity Laser Dentistry PC uses this precise instrument to treat conditions such as:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Sleep apnea
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)

Your dental team uses laser dentistry with both soft tissue and hard tissue procedures. Soft tissue procedures involve the gums, while hard tissue procedures involve your teeth and bone. Different types of laser instruments are used, depending on the type of procedure you are having done.

How does laser dentistry work?

The focused light energy of laser dentistry allows your dental team to precisely remove decay or shape your teeth and gums with minimal disruption to healthy tissue. By eliminating or disrupting affected tissue in a controlled way, laser dentistry can:

  • Target and remove sources of infection
  • Prepare your teeth for whitening
  • Remove and treat lesions and abscesses
  • Remove tissues causing sleep apnea
  • Prepare teeth and gums for cosmetic procedures
  • Decrease blood loss and nerve involvement
  • Diminish your risk for infection
  • Improve your rate of healing and recovery

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of laser treatments in dentistry, which allows for greater accuracy, less pain, and faster recovery for patients having dental procedures. In many cases, using laser technology rather than dental drills or other instruments can reduce the need for anesthesia or other types of sedation. 

What procedures may involve laser dentistry?

Serenity Laser Dentistry PC uses laser dentistry to improve efficiency and outcomes for most procedures, including:

  • Root canal
  • Teeth whitening
  • Cavity removal
  • Crown lengthening
  • TMD treatment
  • Periodontal deep cleaning
  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Sleep apnea, coming soon

Laser dentistry may not always be the best option for your dental procedure. If you have extensive cavities or metal fillings, your dental team may use other methods to complete your procedure. Whenever possible, however, laser dentistry offers many benefits that improve your experience and help you have the best oral health possible.

To see how laser dentistry can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Serenity Laser Dentistry PC today.