As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

Dr. Cortese and Staff

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Waterlase Dentistry in Princeton, New Jersey

Advanced Dentistry Solutions With Waterlase

At Princeton Prosthodontics, our expert staff are equipped with the latest and best technology to provide cutting edge dental care. Waterlase is just one example of the advanced treatments we deliver to serve our patients. The Waterlase system combines focused light energy with a pressurized stream of water, allowing for highly precise and exceptionally gentle dental procedures.

By making full use of Waterlase technology, Dr. Cortese is able to perform several procedures with superior results and reliability. Read on to learn more about how the Waterlase system could be applied at your next visit to Princeton Prosthodontics.

Dental Applications for Waterlase

Waterlase can be applied to enhance a wide range of dental treatments. Some of these include:

Cavity Treatments: Waterlase allows Dr. Cortese to treat cavities without the heat, vibrations, and pressure associated with a dental drill. Precise application can remove decay and eliminate bacteria from the site of your cavity. Treating cavities with Waterlase also takes less time than traditional methods and is gentle enough to reduce or remove the need for anesthetic.

Periodontal Care: With Waterlase, debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums can be accessed directly and removed. This allows bleeding and receding gums to regenerate naturally, without the presence of infectious matter.

Gum Contouring: Contouring or shaping your gums with Waterlase can help improve the appearance of your smile. Excess gum tissue can be safely and gently removed, reducing the appearance of a “gummy” smile and helping your teeth look shapely and uniform.

Oral Growth Removal: Growths or excess tissue in the mouth are fast and simple to remove with Waterlase. Applications include gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” of tissue called papilla, and growths called fibromas. Waterlase can also sever frenectomies or “tongue-ties”, connections that restrict the movement of the tongue, to alleviate certain speech difficulties with less postoperative pain.

Pediatric Dentistry: Waterlase can be used to treat our younger patients with fast and gentle procedures. Children especially will appreciate the safe and easy alternative for cavity treatment that causes less pain and requires fewer anesthetic injections. Since frenectomies and “tongue-ties” are typically identified in childhood, Waterlase is a superior solution to make treatment faster and less traumatic for patients and parents alike.

Benefits of Waterlase Dentistry

Waterlase is a gentler method of addressing many oral health issues than traditional strategies. Thanks to the precision of the system, procedures are completed more quickly and reliably with less pain and a shorter healing period. It’s rapid treatment times allow for more than one procedure to be completed in a single visit, eliminating the need for referrals to specialists and multiple appointments. Patients seldom feel more than the cooling sensation of the water spray, making the dental care experience more relaxing and less stressful.

Waterlase represents a revolution in general and preventative dentistry, with advantages including:

  • Greater precision than drill and traditional tools
  • Increased comfort, even when compared to other laser dentistry solutions
  • Reduced need for anesthesia, saving time, money, and the pain of injections
  • More rapid and convenient treatment of multiple dental health issues

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser dentistry painful?

Not at all! Laser dentistry methods are less painful than traditional strategies because they eliminate a significant amount of pain from many procedures without the need for drills or scalpels. When patients choose to receive Waterlase, many won’t need an anesthetic for their procedures. This also means we won’t have to wait until the targeted teeth are numb before starting the procedure. Best of all, you’ll be able to continue your day without waiting for any numbness or lingering pain to fade.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes! Laser dentistry is safe because it’s more accurate and efficient than traditional dental tools. Treatments performed with Waterlase are less likely to result in unnecessary harm or lost tissues. Waterlase also promotes faster healing, stimulates cell growth, and sterilizes your teeth. This also means you’re less likely to develop an infection.

How does Waterlase work?

Waterlase converts energy into focused light energy with a pressurized stream of water. This laser dentistry method promotes efficient procedures due to its accurate shaping and cutting. Waterlase has many benefits including:

  • Less invasive than traditional tools
  • Ideal for patients with dental anxiety
  • Produces less noise
  • Causes minimal pain to traditional tools, providing less discomfort

Experience Waterlase Dentistry

At Princeton Prosthodontics, Dr. Cortese will always recommend the ideal course of treatment to address your individual dental health needs. For many patients, that means experiencing the gentler, more efficient care with the Waterlase system. Discover how superior dental care can enhance your health and your smile—schedule an appointment today by calling (609) 552-0800.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.