Laser Dentistry

 John Castanaro, DDS -  - Dentist

Castanaro Dental

John Castanaro, DDS

Dentist located in Yonkers, NY

Laser dentistry makes it possible to receive a filling without Novocaine or other local anesthetics. This limits patients’ anxiety by providing a comfortable, pain-free experience. At Castanaro Dental in Yonkers, New York, expert dentist John Castanaro, DDS, provides laser dentistry using the Solea® dental laser. This advanced treatment system enables high-speed precision treatment of both hard and soft oral tissues. To schedule an appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry uses narrow, medical-grade beams of light to diagnose and treat common oral health problems, including cavities and periodontal disease. It’s safer and more comfortable than traditional dental treatments that use drills and other non-laser tools. 

Dr. Castanaro uses the Solea® dental laser, the number one selling all-tissue laser in dentistry. It’s fast, reliable, and requires no anesthesia, allowing Dr. Castanaro to perform suture-free, soft, and hard tissue procedures safely and effectively.

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry provides several advantages compared to traditional dental treatments, including:

  • No anesthesia
  • Less anxiety
  • Quicker treatments
  • Lower risk of bacterial infections
  • Less damage to the surrounding tissues
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Faster recovery times
  • Improved patient outcomes

Laser dentistry is also quiet. This means you can undergo treatment without hearing noises associated with traditional dentistry, such as scraping, drilling, or high-pitched squeals.

What types of lasers does laser dentistry use?

The type of lasers used during treatment depends on the underlying issue. The Solea dental system utilizes both hard and soft tissue lasers.

Hard tissue lasers

Hard tissue lasers are strong enough to cut through tooth enamel. This makes them ideal for repairing dental fillings or removing tooth decay.

Soft tissue lasers

Soft tissue lasers aren’t as abrasive. This makes them ideal for treating periodontal disease. Soft tissue lasers can kill harmful bacteria, activate tissue regrowth, and lower your risk of infection.

Am I a good candidate for laser dentistry?

Anyone with cavities or periodontal disease can benefit from laser dentistry. The Solea dental laser performs differently than any other laser currently on the market. 


Thanks to its 9.3 µm wavelength, it can literally vaporize tooth enamel, making it ideal for removing tooth decay or replacing old restorations. 


For periodontal treatment, the Solea dental offers speed and precision. This means quicker appointments, less bleeding, and a lower risk of infections. 

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser dentistry is safe and well-tolerated. To ensure you achieve your desired results, Dr. Castanaro develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. 

Following treatment, he provides you with a list of recovery instructions. Make sure to take any medications as prescribed and attend all follow-up appointments.

To explore laser dentistry, schedule an appointment at Castanaro Dental. Call the office today and speak with a friendly staff member.