Lasers are devices that emit light and energy. Dr. Joseph A. DeLapa may use a dental laser in South Salem, New York, to aid in the following situations:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Infected pulp
  • Biopsy or lesion removal
  • Teeth whitening

In dental procedures, lasers have the following pros over traditional dental drills:

  • They cause less pain
  • May reduce anxiety in patients who are uncomfortable with dental drills
  • They reduce bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
  • During cavity removal, they preserve more tooth structure

Our dentist uses a diode laser and a Biolase® water laser. Diode lasers are used in soft tissue procedures. They cut and contour the soft tissues while eliminating bleeding and reducing healing time. Diode lasers are also used during root canal treatment, teeth whitening, and to treat gingivitis. The Biolase water laser avoids the stress of drills and needles and is minimally invasive. Water lasers can cut even the hardest tissue without heat or vibration. Water lasers can be painless because they use laser wavelengths and water spray that cuts, etches, and shapes tissues without contact, heat, vibration, and pressure.

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.