Laser Dentistry is the new age of dental care and Metrowest Dental Care is one of the most skilled laser dentistry practices. In fact, lasers are changing the way we do dentistry as a whole, including the types of services that we offer to our patients. Dental procedures are delivered more efficiently and more effectively with the use of Lasers.
Lasers aid in everything from cosmetic dental treatments to minimally-invasive therapeutic procedures, like TMJ and Trigeminal pain, Nightlase Snoring Treatment, Tongue-Tie procedures, Cold Sore and Aphthous ulcer Treatments.
Drill Free Fillings With Lasers
Dr. Sal enjoys providing drill-free laser fillings. In most cases, they're so comfortable that we don’t even need to use any type of numbing injection. Our patients benefit from this less stressful, more conservative procedure.
Laser fillings will help put you at greater ease, but if you still feel a bit nervous, you may want to ask about our comfortable sedation dentistry options. Our Ashland dentist is licensed in IV sedation and oral sedation procedures.
NightLase® Laser Treatments for Snoring
Snoring decreases your and your spouse’s sleep quality. Dr. Alptekin has been treating snoring for five years with a very high success rate. He uses Fotona’s Erbium laser setting with a special Nightlase handpiece attachment. Our patients track their progress through an app called ‘SnoreLab’. We ask our patients to share their results with us so Dr. Alptekin can customize the treatment sessions for them.
This unique procedure works by triggering collagen formation in specific locations throughout the soft palate. As such, we’re able to work toward achieving a larger airway in about half an hour. Follow-up visits are necessary to achieve full NightLase® results.
If your spouse complains of your chronic snoring, or you suspect that you may be having breathing problems when you sleep, NightLase® is an easy way to change both your life and theirs for the better.
With just a bit of spray anesthetic (no shots), we can use the NightLase® laser to treat key areas of your soft palate. About 30 minutes is all that is needed to trigger collagen fibers to enlarge the upper airway.
Laser Treatments for Cold Sores
Are aphthous ulcers (canker sores) or cold sores a common occurrence for you? Can you feel one popping up before it’s even visible? Call our Ashland dentist and we’ll get you in for laser cold sore treatment. In just 3 minutes, your soft tissue lesion will be on its way to recovery. No other cold sore treatment works so quickly!
LightWalker Gum Disease Therapy
If you’ve battled gum disease and are looking for a way to avoid painful surgery or a visit to the periodontist, then be sure to ask about our laser periodontal treatments. Having the procedure completed with your deep cleaning can help you combat gum infection and bleeding, and stop bone loss before it gets any worse.
LightWalker laser technology is similar to a more common procedure referred to as “LANAP.” Although they are not the same thing, they are very similar. The LightWalker laser allows us to regrow areas of attachment between your gum tissue and tooth. It’s perfect for turning around the health of a tooth that would otherwise be lost without surgery.
Call Our Ashland Laser Dentist Today
Using special wavelengths of light adjusted for various procedures, we are able to do a large percentage of fillings without using an injectable anesthetic and drill.
Because lasers do not vibrate and create heat, the sensitivity that you would usually experience with traditional tools is no longer a problem.
Dr. Alptekin has extensive training and experience in soft and hard tissue laser therapies. He is happy to offer the benefits of lasers to his patients here in Ashland.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about this unique option that can change the way you think about trips to the dentist.
Our Ashland dentist provides comprehensive dental implants, from traditional to mini, and restoration services right here in our Ashland office.