Dr. Alvarez has made a commitment to having laser dentistry as one of the cornerstones of his practice since 2002. Dr. Alvarez is a fellow of the world Clinical laser institute, an organization devoted to education and advancement of lasers in dentistry. It is the largest organization of its kind in the world. Dr. Alvarez is an expert on laser dentistry and has helped calm the fears of many patients in the New York City, New York area. With laser dentistry, there is no need for shots or drills, meaning patients do not have to stress about their next appointment.
Laser dentistry is a practice where dentists use lasers instead of traditional tools to treat a number of oral health issues. Lasers have a long history in dentistry, as they have been in use since the early 1990s. Because lasers work by causing tissue to react upon contact, they can be used to remove or shape oral tissue at will.
Laser are typically used for a number of different procedures, including removing the decayed area of a tooth, reshaping gums in patients suffering from gum disease, tissue biopsies, the removal of overgrown tissue, and even teeth whitening.
Laser dentistry has several clear advantages over traditional dentistry, the main one being the lack of drills used in the process. Many patients have a fear of common dental tools, so a laser helps them feel relief when visiting the dentist. Additionally, lasers might reduce pain, bleeding, and swelling during procedures, making recovery times quicker and less problematic.
Lasers are also more precise, allowing more healthy tissue to be saved during treatment while reducing the total amount of bacteria left behind.
There are a few disadvantages to the use of laser dentistry. Unfortunately, lasers cannot be used to remove old silver amalgam mercury fillings. Since lasers work by the surface interacting with the laser energy, this cannot occur with metal, as the laser beam is reflected by the metal. Second, laser dentistry can be a bit slower than cutting with a traditional drill. Though these are the two most common disadvantages of laser dentistry, the benefits surely outweigh the drawbacks.
Dr. Alvarez was one of the first dentist in NYC to have an all tissue dental laser, since 2003. Dr. Alvarez has also lectured on laser dentistry both domestically and internationally, and has trained dentists on the use of dental lasers both in the US and Latin America.
The Waterlase MD by Biolase is an all tissue laser, meaning It is able to cut both hard and soft tissue. It is possible to many time treat cavities with no drill and no shot. The waterlase uses water to cut tooth enamel, bone, and soft tissue. periodontal surgery, implant procedures, as well as non-surgical periodontal treatment can all be accomplished by using the waterlase md.
The Waterlase Epic x is used for true laser tooth whitening and tooth bleaching. it is not an led like many other systems, and will give excellent results, with minimal to no sensitivity, and in a shorter time span. the epic is also used to do periodontal surgery, and for the treatment of pain.
The kavo diagnodent is used to help find and identify cavities on the occlusal chewing surfaces of teeth. the laser will take a fluorescence reading and alert to the presence of decay that would otherwise be missed in a clinical exam.
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