Laser Endodontics

Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC

Endodontics located in New York, NY

Endodontic treatment with laser technology helps eliminate bacteria and prevent infection to preserve your oral health. At Compassionate Endodontics New York/NYC, located in the Midtown West area of New York City, Steven D. Kaplan, DMD, integrates laser devices into endodontic treatment for comfort, efficiency, and minimal discomfort or downtime. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser endodontics.

Laser Endodontics Q & A

What is laser endodontics?

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) uses focused beams of light to penetrate and modify hard and soft tissues. In endodontics, lasers can help eliminate bacteria and sterilize your root canal more precisely and efficiently than traditional surgery. 

What procedures can laser endodontics perform?

Dr. Kaplan uses laser endodontics to perform multiple procedures, including:

Root canal

A root canal is a procedure that removes damaged, diseased, or inflamed pulp. This treatment can address tooth pain and sensitivity and prevent an infection from spreading.

During a laser root canal, Dr. Kaplan uses the device to create an access hole and removes the pulp. The laser ensures there are no leftover bacteria. A biocompatible material called gutta-percha replaces the damaged pulp, and Dr. Kaplan seals the access hole.

Endodontic retreatment

If a previous root canal fails, Dr. Kaplan may replace the gutta-percha with new material. He may use a dental surgical microscope to uncover hidden bacteria and eliminate them with laser therapy.

Apicoectomy

An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a portion of your tooth root. This tooth-saving procedure can prevent the need for extraction and relieve chronic tooth pain. Laser treatment allows Dr. Kaplan to precisely remove the root end and inflamed gum tissue.

What are the benefits of laser endodontics?

Laser endodontics offers a higher level of control, precision, and sanitation than traditional treatment, which may result in a more comfortable patient experience. The most popular benefits of laser endodontics are that it:

  • Is minimally invasive
  • Is nonsurgical
  • Eliminates bacteria
  • Targets diseased tissue with accuracy 
  • Helps preserve your natural tooth structure
  • Reduces your need for pain medication
  • May result in less bleeding
  • Can lower your risk of infection

Call the Midtown West office of Compassionate Endodontics New York/NYC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser endodontics.