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Improving the quality of dental care in Quincy, MA through laser technology

dental care in Quincy, MA through laser technology

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. Lasers are able to cut through bone, tissue, and teeth without a scalpel or drill. Additionally, it cuts down on the need for anesthesia. Imagine how nice it would be to leave the dentist without those awful post-procedure numb lips!

Another great benefit is the improvement in patient comfort. Because laser treatments do not generate heat, vibration, or pressure, it can reduce post-op bleeding, pain, and swelling. Laser dentistry is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of treatments. At our office, you can see lasers used in two primary ways: the treatment of gum disease and of cavities. Let’s take a deeper look at the use of lasers for both situations.

Lasers for gum disease treatment

In years past, the primary form of addressing infection of the soft tissue was with the use of scalpels. The introduction of laser technology allows us to minimize two of the main side effects of scalpel use: pain and bleeding. The laser technology allows more accurate targeting of the diseased gum tissue, and cauterizes as its cutting to improve recovery. When used for treating gum disease, lasers allow patients to heal quicker and reduce the need for anesthetic.

Lasers for cavity treatment

In addition to the elimination of the drill, lasers for cavity treatment can also improve the success of the filling. The laser itself can help increase the strength of the bond with tooth-colored fillings, which can help them to last longer.

Do you live in the Quincy area and want to know more about lasers? Did we have you at “ditch the drill?” If so, we invite you to call us today to find out how we are using lasers to improve the quality of care for new and existing patients.

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Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI

Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is passionate about life-changing, “big problem” dentistry with an eye on premiere services such as smile makeovers, implant dentistry, full-mouth rehabilitation, and complete dentures.

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.