Laser Dentistry

Diagnostic Laser

Diagnostic LaserThere are several types of dental lasers currently approved for use in dental offices. Lasers energy can be harnessed in various ways to treat certain dental conditions. These have been used to perform gum surgery and even anesthetic-free cavity removal. One of the newest and most interesting applications of lasers is their use in quick and painless diagnostic testing. A new device called a “Diagnodent” instrument uses a low-energy laser beam to detect tooth decay that in the past was otherwise invisible to us.

A very fine laser beam is directed onto the biting surfaces of teeth. As the laser illuminates the small grooves and crevices in a tooth, it measures the amount of light reflected inside the tooth. By reading the amount of reflected light, this device tells us if a suspicious-looking tooth has a simple stain on its biting surface, or a genuine cavity. Some types of cavities-because of their size or location- just don’t show up well on x-rays. The device is an important diagnostic instrument that gives us information about teeth that we just can’t get from x-rays.

We use a Dental Laser to treat various conditions commonly found in the mouth. A diode laser can instantly any painlessly remove annoying canker sores. We also use this device to perform certain surgical procedures because it allows for no bleeding and faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods. At a very low intensity, laser energy can be harnessed to treat early-stage gum disease. This technology makes certain dental treatments faster, more conformable and less costly than at any time in the past.

Dental laser treatment

Dental laser treatment

Dental Laser
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We use a Dental Laser to treat various conditions commonly found in the mouth. A diode laser can instantly and painlessly remove annoying canker sores. We also use this device to perform certain surgical procedures because it eliminates bleeding and faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods. At a very low intensity, laser energy can be harnessed to treat early-stage gum disease. This technology makes certain dental treatments faster, more conformable and less costly than at any time in the past.

Picasso Laser
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Picasso Laser dental treatmentSpecial dental lasers called “diode lasers” use a focused light beam to painlessly treat certain conditions. These are somewhat different from the diagnostic lasers we use to detect tooth decay, but every much as useful.

The pain many patients experience from canker sores, for example, can be instantly relieved by a gentle application of laser light. At higher intensities, laser light is used to perform minor gum surgery procedures, with no bleeding or stitches. Because laser light sterilizes the area as it works, gum tissue typically heals quite rapidly.

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For the past twenty (20) years, the Oswego Dental Group has been my go to for all dental treatment needs. I have found that they consistently improve by providing excellent treatment using the most up-to-date practice tools and technologies. Additionally, the Staff from the front office to technicians are the best with a special shout-out to Pam.

- Roger B 01/09/2024

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Dr. Milazzo and his staff were very attentive to my situation and were willing to make time for me the day I called. I would highly recommend Oswego Dental Group.

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Our family needed to find a new dentist since ours retired. We were going to him for over 35 years so picking a new office was a little nerve racking. From the very beginning the office made us feel very welcome. My children were very nervous at first but the moment the hygienists called their names the nerves faded since they were both very warm, friendly and caring. They were even comfortable enough to go by themselves.
I also had Amy for my appointment the next week and she was excellent. Also, Dr. Milazzo was great as well. I highly recommend Oswego Dental Group!

- Brooke T

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Dr. MacDonald is very personable and offers all treatment options! He makes dental visits less stressful! I highly recommend him!

- Eileen O 12/26/2023

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My appointments always run smoothly. With their help, my teeth have been in great shape. Have been going there for more than 20 years.

- Sharlene M

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Thanks Pam. Always does an outstanding job. Pam is very friendly and makes it a great experience. My teeth look great.

- Steve O 12/13/2023

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From the start to finish true professionals, Dr.Milazzo explained every step, he made you feel at ease during the procedure.

- Christopher A 09/06/2023

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Another great experience at Oswego Dental! Sally and Dr. MacDonald are amazing!

- Tina D

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Always have the utmost faith in Dr. Milazzo’s dental skills and his staff is always so friendly and professional.

- Nancy H 08/22/2023

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Jen is amazing, very informative and always makes myself feel comfortable and relaxed during my visit. Dr. Macdonald is very efficient as well. Highly recommend Oswego Dental group.

- Marissa M

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Always very professional and friendly. Been coming here 30 years — the best!

- Cheryl J 09/05/2023

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I’m grateful and thankful, everything was fine. Service was great, I had issue with my tooth and now I feel perfect. Thanks to doctor Tony 🙏

- Tina K 05/24/2023

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Dr. Milazzo was amazing with my 7 year old daughter. She got her first filling done and I loved that he spoke to HER (as the patient) and not just me. He showed her what everything did and sounded like before he started. He also explained what everything was that was going in her mouth. I was very impressed with how everything went! The dental hygienists are also amazing!

- Lindsay C 06/13/2023

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Absolutely fantastic from Theresa, to Liseldy upfront!

To the amazing Ann and Dr Milazzo!

Highly recommend you make these folks at Oswego Dental, on route 71, your go to for all dentistry!

- Christopher C. 01/18/2023

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I’ve been going to Oswego Dental for 20+ years. Not your typical Dentist Office that you dread to go to. Warm and welcoming with a great staff! Amy, Pam and Sally are the best!

- Bryan C 01/26/2023

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Very happy with my care at this office. I have not had a hygienist or dentist at this office that hasn’t treated me very compassionately and professionally. Have been a patient here over 30 years!

- Tom B. 07/13/2022

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Teeth look amazing!!! I would highly recommend Oswego Dental Group if you are looking to have work done!

- David L. 05/23/2022

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Super friendly and very professional. My whole family have been patients there for many years. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.

- Kevin O. 04/15/2022

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I have been going to Oswego Dental Group for years. They are excellent. Pam has been my hygienist and she is thorough, extremely professional and very kind. My family and I highly recommend this dental office.

- Wendy K. 04/11/2022

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Another great experience from the Oswego Dental Group! Jen took great care of my teeth, they have never looked so white! Everyone was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable through my whole visit. See you in 6 months!

- Collin M. 03/02/2022

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Our family has been seen by this practice for many years. Always professional and thorough. They have taken great care of us! Highly recommend!

- Susan R. 01/25/2022

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Dr. Milazzo and Dr. MacDonald are awesome!! So glad I found them after I moved to their area. They are the best. Pam cleans my teeth and she is wonderful, painless too! They take very good care of my teeth! If you are looking for a new Dentist and a good office, then this place is for you!

- Marion G. 06/24/2021

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Dr Milazzo, Sally and the whole staff are the best. THE BEST. I was a mess and had been in pain for a long time before finally finding Dr. Milazzo. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money going to another dentist that just kept making everything worse…I was literally living on protien drinks because it hurt too much to chew. It took a little time (I needed a lot of work done) but Dr Milazzo fixed everything and I can finally eat again. I’m forever grateful for Oswego Dental Group and would without hesitation recommend them.

- Sonya 05/25/2021

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Great experience! Amy did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. MacDonald was also professional and very thorough and helped me understand what treatment options were available to me. I highly recommend this dental practice!

- Kristina L. 02/23/2021

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Oswego Dental Group has a staff of kind and caring hygienists and the entire staff does a great job of keeping the entire office clean and safe for people coming in as well as for themselves.

- Karen A. 12/28/2020

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Dr. Milazzo’s dental office is fabulous!!! Very patient friendly!! Sally my dental hygienist is awesome!! Very personable, thorough and gentle!! I love the way you feel after a cleaning! I would not go anywhere else!!

- Cheryl K. 09/22/2020

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I have been a dental patient at the Oswego Dental Group for nearly 15 years and have always been very happy with the care that I have received. Dr MacDonald and all of the hygienists I have ever had are fantastic people and do a great job on my teeth! Love coming here!

- Susan E. 08/18/2020

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Very friendly staff and professional. Always a great experience.

- Kristine F. 04/09/2020

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Always a great experience.

- John S. 02/09/2020

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I love going to my dentist! For 13 years I have never been disappointed and I greatly appreciate how personable and kind the Hygenists have always been! Today my visit was with Pam. I appreciate the time she took to ask how My family and I were going. Dr, MacDonald also took the time to explain a small upcoming procedure I would be having and in doing so put my doubts at ease! Thank you!!!!

- Jeanne P. 02/08/2020

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Best dentist experience. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr Milazzo and Dr Macdonald are very friendly. Pam is an amazing dental hygienist. She is absolutely fantastic. Extremely thorough and friendly. I’m sure everyone is great as well but I’ve only had the pleasure of having my teeth cleaned by Pam and have no need to search elsewhere. Thanks everyone at Oswego Dental Group for making my dental visit a good one.

- Ryan I. 08/17/2019