The Chelsea Dental Group
Pauline Vu, DDS
Dentist located in Chelsea, New York, NY
Lasers are used in dentistry for all sorts of applications to correct issues like decay and gum disease with less discomfort and less tissue damage. As a top-ranked dental practice in Chelsea, NY, The Chelsea Dental Group is a leading provider of advanced laser dentistry, helping patients enjoy optimal oral health.
Advanced Laser Dentistry Q & A
What is Advanced Laser Dentistry or WaterLase Dentistry?
WaterLase dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatments today. WaterLase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. WaterLase allows your dentist to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including:
- Faster healing time and less trauma to teeth and gums.
- Less anesthetic for most procedures.
- Treating dental needs in more than one part of the mouth in one visit.
- Making dental care a more relaxing experience for you.
What are the benefits of WaterLase Dentistry?
WaterLase dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill. With many procedures, it’s possible to use less anesthetic, or no anesthetic at all.
Your WaterLase dentist can often get you in and out of the dentist chair faster since it’s less likely that you’ll need an injection. It’s nice to avoid that shot, isn’t it? Not using anesthetic can allow your dentist to perform procedures that used to require more than one visit in a single appointment. Also, a WaterLase dentist can perform procedures that once meant an additional trip to a specialist, saving even more time.
A WaterLase dentist can remove decay far more precisely than the drill. This saves more of the healthy parts of your tooth and avoids micro-fractures that the friction of a drill can cause. Saving your natural teeth can save you the discomfort and cost of bridges, dentures, and implants. Even better, studies show people with natural teeth live longer.
What can WaterLase Dentistry do?
You can use WaterLase dentistry laser to treat your gums or other soft tissue in your mouth to: improve your smile, remove oral growths, prevent gum recession, and treats periodontal disease.
We may suggest contouring or shaping your gums using WaterLase dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile – safely removing excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Quickly and safely remove growths or excess tissue in your mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” called papilla, and growths called fibromas.
Connections that restrict the movement of your tongue or cause your gums to recede can be “released” with less post-operative pain.
We recommend using WaterLase dentistry to remove debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. For moderate to severe gum disease, ask your doctor about REPAIR minimally invasive periodontal treatment.
We may also use our WaterLase iPlus laser to perform other procedures that could benefit you.
Insurances We Accept
We accept most commercial insurance providers. For more information, please call our office.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Pauline Vu is fantastic. She is informative, relaxing, and light-hearted...Her staff is cheery and easy going and I always walk out with a...smile on my face."
"Dr. Vu always makes me feel special, managing to remember discussions we had at my most recent visit...I highly recommend Dr. Vu and her team..."
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"Dr. Vu is sweet, and she's got such a cute office! I think I'm probably a difficult patient at times, but if the staff think so, they never show it."