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When you need dental care services for your entire family, look no further than Dr. Yelena Pinkhas at Apprehensive Dental Care of Jackson Heights, NY. We provide top-notch preventative family dentistry services.


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If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, you are in the right place with Dr. Yelena Pinkhas at Apprehensive Dental Care. She has incorporated laser dentistry techniques into her practice and treatments. It is estimated that 6 percent of general dentists own a laser for soft-tissue applications, with that number expected to increase over time.


As the applications for dental lasers expand, greater numbers of dentists will use the technology to provide patients with precision treatment that may minimize pain and recovery time.

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Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:

  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).

  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.

  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.

  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.

  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.

  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.

The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing. Dentists using lasers in dentistry have become adept at incorporating the state-of-the-art precision technology into a number of common and not-so-common procedures.

Application of Laser Dentistry

Hard Tissue (Tooth) Laser Dentistry Procedures

  • Cavity Detector: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities by providing a reading of the by-products produced by tooth decay.

  • Dental Fillings/Tooth Preparation: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anesthetic injection and the traditional turbine dental drill. Lasers used in dental filling procedures are capable of killing bacteria located in a cavity, potentially leading to improved long-term tooth restorations. However, dental lasers are not appropriate for the replacement of amalgam fillings, onlays, or crowns.

  • Tooth Sensitivity: Dental lasers may be used to seal tubules (located on the root of the tooth) that are responsible for hot and cold tooth sensitivity.

Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures

  • Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.

  • Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.

  • Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breastfeed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.

  • Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.

Other Laser Dentistry Applications

  • Viewing Tooth and Gum Tissues: Optical Coherence Tomography is a safer way to see inside tooth and gums in real time.

  • Benign Tumors: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.

  • Cold Sores: Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.

  • Nerve Regeneration: Photobiomodulation can be used to regenerate damaged nerves, blood vessels, and scars.

  • Sleep Apnea: In cases where sleep apnea is a result of a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat (which sometimes occurs with age), a laser-assisted uvuloplasty or laser-assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP) procedure can be performed to reshape the throat and relieve the correlating breathing problems associated with sleep apnea.

  • Teeth Whitening: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening.

  • Temporomandibular Joint Treatment: Dental lasers may be used to quickly reduce pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint.

Lasers represent an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications. If you choose Dr. Yelena Pinkhas at Apprehensive Dental Care, you will find a proven professional job done in your denture and you will feel more comfortable and less anxious during your treatments.