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Truly Gentle Dentistry

“Can you imagine what it would be like to experience truly gentle dental visits? To have a cavity filled without needles or drilling? To have periodontal surgery done without pain or bleeding?” asks Dr. Sherri Alpert, owner of Dental Wellness of Suffern. “This really is possible today, with the new Solea CO2 laser we use in our office. With laser dentistry, local anesthesia is not necessary for most dental procedures.”

According to Alpert, children can have all of their fillings completed in one visit, which is much easier for parents with hectic schedules. “Most patients say that they feel just a cold spray of air when cavities are cleaned with the laser,” she explains. “When the work is finished, kids can eat right away, so you don’t have to worry about them biting their cheek or tongue since they aren’t numb when they leave the office.” The added benefit of a dental laser is that it sterilizes the lesion so that ‘sugar bugs’ cannot infect other areas of the mouth. “Kids and their parents will be instructed in proper oral hygiene in order to prevent new cavities from forming.”

In addition, adults can have periodontal surgery without bleeding or pain. “Even pregnant women or patients on blood thinners can have cavities filled since there are no injections involved. This is really a paradigm shift in the way that dentistry is performed,” adds Alpert.

Dr. Sherri Alpert has offices at Dental Wellness of Suffern at 2 Executive Blvd., Ste. 307 in Suffern and Monroe Dental Office at 400 Rt. 17M in Monroe. She provides advanced dentistry for all ages. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 918-1801 (Suffern) or 782-0189 (Monroe) or visit or

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