Monika Bhatia, DDS

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Laser Dentistry services offered in Hicksville, NY

Laser dentistry enables you to get dental procedures faster, more comfortably, and with an easier recovery. At the office of Monika Bhatia, DDS, in Hicksville, New York, you can get an array of dental procedures with a laser device called Waterlase®. To learn about how Waterlase works in a variety of applications, call the office or schedule your next visit online today. 

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry refers to dental procedures that rely on powerful single-wavelength lights called lasers. The team at Monika Bhatia, DDS, uses Waterlase® with patented Hydrophotonic™ technology, which combines the energy of a laser with a shooting spray of water. This tool is useful across many dental procedures and makes treatment as comfortable as possible. 

Waterlase® eliminates or reduces the need for more traditional dental tools like scalpels and drills. The device can treat soft tissues of the mouth, like the gums or the pulp inside your teeth, or solid teeth.

If laser dentistry can benefit your treatment in any way, the team at Monika Bhatia, DDS, lets you know. They can go into detail about how Waterlase works for your procedure and its specific benefits to your case. 

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Lasers in dentistry and in general medicine are highly versatile and offer many notable advantages over their conventional treatment counterparts. The benefits of laser dentistry include:

Easier healing

Waterlase cuts gently and coagulates blood as it goes, so you might not even need stitches after a procedure where you normally would. This causes less bleeding or none at all, less post-op swelling, and a shorter recovery period.

Less risk for complications

Tools other than Waterlase may put you at a higher risk of dental complications that didn’t exist before your appointment, like cracks in teeth from misplaced drilling.  

Accuracy and precision

The accuracy and precision of Waterlase ensure that the device doesn’t remove or damage any healthy tissue while performing its task.


Your comfort is of utmost importance during any dental procedure at Monika Bhatia, DDS. Waterlase eliminates uncomfortable sensations that other tools cause, such as heat, pressure, and vibration. It lessens the need for anesthesia, so you might not have to go home with a numb lip.

When is laser dentistry an option?

The versatility of Waterlase allows the team at Monika Bhatia, DDS, to utilize it for several routine and common dental procedures in their office. Hard and soft tissue procedures that Waterlase can perform include:

  • Enamel removal for a crown or bridge
  • Cavity preparation
  • Tooth decay removal
  • Tooth etching
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Gum contouring
  • Crown lengthening

If you’re interested in whether Waterlase is available for any specific procedure, you may ask your dentist during your next appointment at Monika Bhatia, DDS. 

To learn more about laser dentistry and how it might improve your next visit to the dentist, call Monika Bhatia, DDS, for an appointment or book online today.