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Amesbury Laser Dentist

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To treat a number of dental problems, lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994. Once approved by the FDA, our Amesbury laser dentist, Dr. Sanford Greenberg, has been using laser dentistry very successfully and is pleased to be able to offer his valued patients this option. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used in dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument, or a vaporizer, of gum tissue that it comes in contact with. When used on a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the tooth and the filling, and when used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser not only acts as a heat source, but it also enhances the effect of the tooth-bleaching agents. A big advantage to using dental lasers is that they damage much less of the surrounding tissue than more traditional methods, which means much less pain and discomfort for you.

01913 Laser Dentistry

01913 Laser Dentistry

Our Amesbury laser dentist can also use a laser to remove decay inside a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for the filling. Once your tooth is filled, lasers are also used to harden, or “cure”, your filling. In regard to gum disease, lasers can be used to reshape gums, as well as remove bacteria during your root canal procedure. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in your mouth and they also work to relieve canker sore pain. Dr. Greenberg is also able to use a laser to remove a small piece of tissue (a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. When used during teeth whitening procedures, lasers speed up the whitening process by activating the peroxide bleaching solution. Even though laser dentistry has been mostly associated with cosmetic treatments, our Amesbury laser dentist finds it quite effective in preventative cases as well.

A main focus at Amesbury Family Dental, is the comfort of all our patients, and we know that the use of laser dentistry can help alleviate unnecessary anxiety and stress by having to use a dental drill. By causing less pain in certain procedures, the need for anesthesia may not always be necessary, as well as minimal bleeding and swelling in soft tissue treatments. Although laser is more expensive than a dental drill, many of our patients find it well worth it when it comes to feeling less pain, a reduced need for stitches, lower risk of bacterial infections after procedures, and less healing time.

Dental Care Amesbury
205A Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-712-4089

Amesbury Dentist

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What good is dental prophylaxis, better known as a dental cleaning? Well, just think about all of the damage that plaque can do when it remains nestled between your teeth, in your gum pockets, and stuck between your teeth and gums. Of course, you brush and floss every day. Maybe you even use a good quality dental rinse. We at Amesbury Family Dental want you to know that all of those things are smart and they do help to prevent the majority of tooth decay and gum disease. But plaque is a sneaky thing. And when it sticks around, hardens, and turns into tartar, well then you really have a problem because no amount of brushing and flossing will remove it. Only our Amesbury dentist, Dr. Sanford Greenberg, and dental prophylaxis will take care of that.

Dental Exam Amesbury

Dental Exam Amesbury

A twice yearly dental exam involves a visual inspection of your teeth and gums and a set of x-rays to get a close-up view of any cavities that may have formed. But even filling a cavity won’t do a thing to prevent other cavities from forming. To do that, the plaque, tartar, food particles, and bacteria that have managed to stay hidden from your daily oral hygiene routine will keep eroding you tooth enamel and possibly causing gum irritation and eventually inflammation if they are not addressed by dental prophylaxis. Our Amesbury dentist will set you back on the road to optimal dental and periodontal health with a simple, safe, effective, and painless cleaning.

The benefits of dental prophylaxis are far reaching. If those enemies of your teeth and gums are not cleaned out, they will continue to wreak havoc. A small cavity can turn into a larger cavity; that can result in an infection deep in the pulp of your tooth that may require root canal therapy. In the worst case scenario, a tooth can become decayed beyond efficient repair, leading to an extraction. As for your gums, gingivitis- the first stage of gum disease- may only be bothersome and cause irritation. But periodontitis- the later stage of gum disease- can lead to loss of gum tissue and bone tissue, causing your teeth to become loose and possibly fall out. That’s the last thing our Amesbury dentist wants and the last thing you want too. Call us today and schedule an appointment for dental prophylaxis. There is no easier way to be good to your teeth and gums.

Amesbury Dental Prophylaxis
205A Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-712-4089