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New York Dentists on Benefits of Laser Dentistry Technology
By: Marketwire .
Nov. 8, 2012 05:01 AM
GREAT NECK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, a highly skilled group of Great Neck dentists, operates with the mission of "blending the art and science of dentistry to meet the unique dental health needs of patients." In their ongoing pursuit to provide patients with state-of-the-art technology, the practice has embraced the use of lasers in a variety of dental treatments ranging from gum disease procedures to cavity care. According to the dentists at Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, laser dentistry is reshaping the way that both doctors and patients approach dental procedures.
For periodontal treatments, Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates are utilizing laser technology on almost 100% of their patients. The dentists say the lasers are great tools, allowing the removal of tissue and tooth decay without the use of a drill. Using a laser also makes it possible for dentists to perform procedures, which heal 30-40% faster than traditional incisions. In addition, the dentists say they are using lasers to manipulate and reshape bone.
Laser dentistry is a much more conservative form of treatment than traditional methods. Instead of open procedures where the inner gum is exposed, the dentists say laser treatments can reach beneath the surface of the gums to kill off bacteria and even reshape the bone. They add that prior to laser dentistry, this would not have been possible without surgically opening the gums. There are many benefits associated with laser-assisted dental treatments, including significantly less trauma and gum recession with pain reduction of about 80%. Since no incisions are necessary, the dentists say the healing process becomes uneventful because there is virtually no pain, no swelling, and no inflammation after treatment. The dentists at Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates add that patients are healing so quickly that they are no longer delaying or avoiding dental treatments, which in the past have involved much more pain.
For patients concerned about the safety of laser use in dental procedures, Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates say the laser is entirely made up of light, which poses no danger to personal health and does not contain harmful radiation. The dentists add that these lasers are designed to operate at specific wavelengths that are set to target water molecules residing in bacteria and in soft tissue and bone. Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, a Great Neck cosmetic dentistry practice, say that lasers can also be used to remove any abnormalities found in the mouth, such as canker sores and many different kinds of growths that are often completely healed within a few days.
About Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates
Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates has been serving patients' dental needs for over thirty years. The team consists of top dentists in every area, including general, cosmetic, reconstructive and sedation dentistry, who are dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care using the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art technology. The practice focuses on all areas of dentistry, including periodontal care, endodontic treatment, pediatric dental care, and dental care for elderly patients. The practice also offers a wide rage of cosmetic dental procedures including dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and orthodontics.
To contact Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, visit their website at greatneckdentalassociates.com. The Great Neck office is located at 611 Northern Blvd., Suite 100, Great Neck, NY 11021, and can be contacted for appointments at 516-708-4019. The Mid-Island office is located at 400 South Oyster Bay Road, Suite 201, Hicksville, NY 11801, and can be contacted for appointments at 516-960-5619. The center's Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/Greatneckdentalassociates.
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