At the practice of Dr. Stephen Matarazzo, our dentist provides methods and treatments to help patients not only obtain better dental health but maintain it for life. With the help of our dentist, patients are able to keep their smiles free from periodontal disease and cavities. In addition, our practice is pleased to offer laser dentistry. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is a dedicated professional in Quincy, MA who can explain the benefits of integrating laser dentistry into your oral health care regimen. What is laser dentistry? Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is a dental professional who is ready and willing to invest in … Continue reading
If you are diagnosed with periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease, Quincy dentist Dr. Steve Matarazzo’s treatment protocol incorporates innovative laser dentistry techniques as a first course of action. Root planing, scaling, and antimicrobials is the trifecta Dr. Matarazzo has found to be most effective in preserving teeth and gums. These procedures are essentially a deep, intense cleaning performed by the dentist or hygienist targeted at the source of periodontal disease: at or below the gum line. Although advanced gum disease is not reversible, these procedures can suspend gum disease’s progression by scrubbing away the damaged tissue, clearing hardened … Continue reading
Laser Dentistry from your Quincy Dentist is the next wave in delivering pain-free periodontal treatment
Lasers are replacing scalpels as the instrument of choice to treat advanced periodontal disease. They are a more precise, less invasive method of vaporizing damaged gum tissue and give patients a no-cut, no-stitch procedure with a shorter, virtually pain-free recovery. For those reasons, Quincy dentist, Dr. Matarazzo, is a leading proponent of reaching for the laser rather than the scalpel to treat periodontal disease. Estimates show that close to 80% of Americans have varying degrees of gum disease, many without accompanying physical symptoms. Without regular dental preventive care, patients can be unaware of the ravages taking place beneath their gum … Continue reading
Lasers have been utilized in many aspects of dentistry for several decades. As the method becomes more popular, more and more dentists are choosing to utilize the laser for some common dental procedures. For patients, laser dentistry may cut down on the pain, reduce the need for anesthesia, minimize side effects such as bleeding or swelling, and may help anxious patients overcome some dental fear. When it comes to addressing a cavity, the traditional method involves needles, local anesthetic, and the drill. When laser technology is used for a filling, a large majority of patients can undergo the procedure without … Continue reading
Comfort in dentistry. That is what you’ll find with at the offices of Dr. Stephen Matarazzo of Quincy Smile Center. Comfort abounds in our plush office surroundings with electronic entertainment via HD TVs, DVD movies, Bose headphones, and our Internet café reception area while you wait. Warm blankets, aroma therapy, massage chairs, and snacks give your surroundings almost a spa-like feel. With amenities like these, a visit to the dental office becomes much more appealing. When it comes to comfort with the procedures, this is where most would fall by the wayside – but not Quincy Smile Center. With the … Continue reading
At Quincy Smile Center, we are committed to helping our patients understand the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for gum disease. Prevention is a major pillar of our practice. By educating our patients about the progression of gum disease and how to prevent it, we can help empower our patients to protect their teeth and gums. If gum disease is left untreated, it can progress quickly, destroy tissue and bone structure, and eventually lead to tooth loss. The good news is that it is almost entirely preventable. What is gum disease? Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that … Continue reading
Of the improvements that have occurred in dentistry over the years, we find great benefit in technologies that improve patient comfort. Dr. Matarazzo uses laser dental equipment for various preventive and restorative procedures. One tool, the Waterlase laser, even allows children and anxious patients to relax while receiving dentistry services in our Quincy dental office. Waterlase helps us provide the highest standard of care. This device, develop by BIOLASE Technology, is one of the most advanced in dentistry today, combining highly concentrated light energy with water for precise, comfortable treatment without the noise of a dental drill. Using the Waterlase, … Continue reading
No one enjoys having a cavity filled, but it’s a vital procedure to restore health to the mouth when then patient has tooth decay. Many patients fear of the sound of the dental drill, or even suffer from anxiety from a painful filling in their past. Luckily, advances in dental technology have allowed for more progressive treatment options. At Quincy Smile Center, we offer patients an alternative to filling cavities that requires no shots, no drills, and no pain. The Waterlase laser treatment allows Dr. Matarazzo to save the tooth with ease and precision. Traditional dental drills produce heat as … Continue reading
In recent decades, dental technology has progressed to allow dental care professionals such as Dr. Matarazzo to deliver an elevated level of care. X-rays have become digital images, lab services have become integrated into dental facilities, and lasers have been incorporated into both diagnostic and treatment tools. At Quincy Smile Center, we believe that laser dentistry can increase the quality of care you receive at our office, which is why we like to take the time to educate our patients about its uses and benefits. One of the biggest benefits of laser dentistry is the ability to ditch the drill. … Continue reading
Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI
A graduate of Boston College and Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Matarazzo has served Quincy-area patients since 1978. A Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the father of three has attended the distinguished Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Matarazzo also learned from the “best”; advanced training at The LD Pankey Institute refined his exceptional skills in creating long-lasting, natural-looking, and healthy-functioning smiles. With a passion for complex and challenging cases, Dr. Matarazzo maintains membership with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
A published author, Dr. Matarazzo dedicates his time and talent to resolve dental disease and decay among patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as untreated oral infections are associated with stem cell and bone marrow transplant failures.