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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry Laser instruments have been aiding in the delivery of efficient, comfortable dental care for the past two decades. In this time, we have been fortunate to benefit from numerous advances. Patients who visit our Brookline dental office may find that we incorporate laser technology into diagnostic testing and into various treatments.

One of the common uses of laser technology in dentistry is the treatment of gums and root canal treatment. To accomplish this task, standard dentistry uses a tool that assesses the “softness” of tooth enamel. Laser cavity finders focus specific wavelengths of light onto enamel, which allows us to identify the smallest fissures and pits on tooth surfaces quickly. Laser cavity finders are immensely useful in the conservative treatment of tooth decay.

Laser diagnostic equipment may also be used to locate tartar on tooth surfaces above and below the gum line or to aid in oral cancer screening. Dr. Kovtun may also incorporate laser instruments into the repair of cavities and soft tissue conditions. There are several benefits to treatment with laser technology.

  • Laser is effective yet gentle on hard-tissue repairs. Rather than drilling away areas of decay, we may use laser energy. Patients treated with our laser often find that they need no injections to numb the treatment area. Typically, discomfort in the tooth-repair process comes from the vibration and heat produced by drilling. Laser dentistry is also sometimes called drill-less dentistry and for good reason!
  • Soft tissues respond very well to laser treatment. Precise wavelengths of light may be used to treat gum disease, contour the gums for cosmetic improvement, and more. Due to the precision of laser technology, gum procedures may be more conservative, removing no more tissue than what is necessary. In addition to vaporizing tissue very quickly and gently, the laser has the power to destroy harmful bacteria beneath the gums and in pockets around teeth. The thermal energy of laser treatment promotes circulation and therefore aids in a faster healing process.
  • Our laser device may also be used to treat infection in the root canal. This procedure is designed to remove diseased pulp tissue at the core of a damaged tooth and to remove all bacteria from tiny canals that travel from the crown of the tooth toward the jawbone. The antiviral effect produced by laser energy maximizes the benefits obtained from precisely performed root canal therapy.

Your smile is in good hands with our experienced dental team.

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Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD

A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (with honors), Dr. Stan Kovtun is among the select few mercury-safe and biological dentists in Brookline, MA. With expertise in general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as periodontal disease procedures, Dr. Kovtun is committed to patient education and comprehensive treatment plans. So, patients keep their teeth for life.

Patients benefit from Dr. Kovtun's focus on long-term relationships, continuing education, and investments in lasers, digital imaging, ozone, and other technologies.

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Monica K.
I drive over an hour from Cape Cod for all my dental work because Dr. Kovtun is one of the few Biological dentists around. Not only is he a master at dentistry but he offers a healthier holistic approach to oral health that is so important to me. Often times, conventional dentists overlook at the importance or how oral health effects the entire body. He and his staff are super nice and I'm glad I found them!! Read More
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Have been a patient here for quite a while now. It was hard to find a dentist that I trusted in the area, but I've really enjoyed this practice. They tend to be conservative with their assessment, which I really value - no unnecessary treatments, and my teeth feel and look great. Read More
Monica O.
Dr. Kovtun is great. I chipped my 7-year molar, and he was able to fit me in the very next morning! He safely, quickly, and painlessly removed my old amalgam filling and prepped my tooth with a temporary fix while I wait for a beautiful new permanent one. He is knowledgeable, informative, and accomodating. The staff is super-competent and friendly. I will definitely be scheduling other dental procedures here. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Read More
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