No-Injection, No-Drill Dentistry has Arrived

  • Relax and Exhale
  • No-injection, no-drill fillings
  • Painless and sensation-less procedures
  • Less visits to complete dental treatment
  • No numbness after the procedure
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Drill-Less & Injection-Less Dentistry

Welcome to a new, gentler generation of dental care. Gallery57Dental is one of the first practices to offer injection-less, drill-less fillings using the Solea Laser. Prepare for virtually soundless, painless and sensation-less procedures that take a fraction of the time of a traditional dental appointment. No anesthesia is required, which means multiple areas of the mouth can be worked on per visit and there’s no numbness to recover from. The Solea Laser is also effective on soft tissue to improve gum health and remove canker sores.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Laser Dentistry?

  • Anxious patients that require restorations
  • Patients with small to moderate decay in multiple areas of the mouth
  • Patients with gum disease, canker sores or other soft tissue conditions
  • Patients that are needle-phobic

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Benefits Of Laser Dentistry

At Gallery 57 Dental, we believe in technology and how it improves our care for our patients. Our Solea Laser is a perfect example. It improves care. Here are some of the numerous benefits this laser provides for our patients:

  • Decay can be removed and teeth prepared for fillings without drilling or injections.
  • Gum disease pockets can be cleared and sterilized without scalpels or sutures.
  • Gums can be contoured without scalpels or sutures.
  • Laser energy instantly sterilizes the treatment areas.
  • Incisions heal faster and with little pain.
  • Tissue regenerates more efficiently.
  • Many laser dentistry procedures can be done without anesthesia.
  • Patients unnerved by the sound of a dental drill can relax.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Procedures can be done more quickly.
  • Multiple areas of the mouth can be worked on in a single visit.
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Recovery From Laser Dentistry

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Hard tissue procedures removing decay don’t require recovery. Soft tissue treatments such as gum contouring create far easier recoveries than traditional methods. Because the laser energy instantly seals the incisions and closes the blood vessels, there usually is no need for sutures. This creates short, simple recoveries. Most patients can return to their normal activities the day after these treatments. You’ll need to eat softer foods for the first few days, but recovery is night and day compared to scalpel and sutures of traditional gum surgery. Plus, the risk of infection is much lower thanks to the instant sterilization that laser energy provides.

Risks Of Laser Dentistry

The risks involved with laser dentistry are very low. Risks of infection are actually far lower because laser energy, unlike standard dental tools, cannot spread bacteria. Lasers allow pinpointing accuracy. Wounds heal more quickly and often more cleanly.

Still, there are risks that hard tissue lasers can injure the interior pulp of a tooth. Lasers still cannot be used on teeth that already have certain types of fillings, such as silver amalgam. There are risks of damage to the gums.

These risks are very low.

Is laser energy safe for teeth?

Laser energy is used at a relatively low level of power. When the laser light energy comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. This reaction then allows the laser energy to remove or shape the tissue. It’s not the power of laser energy people think of in a science fiction movie and the like. Laser dentistry is actually safer than many traditional dental procedures.

What Kinds Of Procedures Can Be Performed With Laser Dentistry?

These are areas we currently use lasers:

Periodontal Disease

Lasers are incredibly effective when working with the gums. When cleaning periodontal pockets, the laser vaporizes infected tissue, disinfecting the area and triggering tissue re-growth at the same time. As the laser energy penetrates the gum tissue, it instantly seals blood vessels and nerve endings. This dramatically reduces bleeding and post-procedure pain, and it encourages faster healing. Here’s where we use the laser for periodontal disease:

  • Root planing and scaling
  • Removal of bacteria and infected tissue from periodontal pocket
  • Surgical reshaping of the gums to reduce periodontal pockets
  • To enhance the reattachment of the gums back to the tooth root
Periodontal probe for measuring pocket depths

Gum contouring

Gum contouring with a scalpel formerly involved a fairly difficult recovery. Not so when we use our Solea Laser. Lasers are excellent for addressing gummy smiles, creating a more symmetrical gum line, and for preparing the gumline when readying a tooth for a crown.

Other Soft-Tissue Uses

From exposing unerupted permanent teeth in children to freeing the tongue in a frenectomy, from removing tissue from partially exposed wisdom teeth to treating canker sores and other lesions, we keep expanding our soft-tissue laser uses.

Hard tissue uses

Some people are terrified by the sound of a dental drill. Now we can use our lasers to remove tooth decay without needing to drill. We also use the laser to prepare the surrounding enamel for the composite resin filling of the cavity. Lasers are very effective for excavating deep pits and fissures in the molars prior to filling them with sealants. Laser energy effectively etches the tooth enamel, making it a better surface when bonding or applying sealants. We don’t always use the laser for these hard-tissue procedures, but its use continues to grow.

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about Solea Laser Dentistry, contact us today at 212.246.8700 to schedule an appointment!

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