At Bay Dental, Dr. Eugene Antenucci and Dr. Israel Brenner use both diode and erbium laser systems, as well as the DIAGNOdent® diagnostic laser. These advanced dental laser systems provide patients with safe, minimally invasive, and virtually pain-free diagnostic and treatment options.
The DIAGNOdent® is a diagnostic laser tool that enables us to locate dental decay in its earliest stages and treat it before it compromises the integrity of the tooth. With the DIAGNOdent®, examinations are simple, quick, and painless because there is no poking or prodding of the teeth. Early detection with lasers is beneficial since it usually means that air abrasion, rather than traditional drilling, can be used to eliminate decay.
We use the diode laser to treat soft tissue problems such as gum disease and to perform minor surgical procedures. Because the diode laser is a precision instrument that emits pulses of energy too quickly to cause a neural response, there is typically no pain. It stops bleeding, seals lymphatic and nerve endings, and minimizes inflammation. Many procedures can be done without anesthesia, and most patients report minimal to no post-operative discomfort.