LASERS in Dentistry – the future is here!

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Laser dentistry has been around for many years; as a matter of fact – ever since we started practicing over 16 years ago – we have used the laser daily, with great comfort to the patients and minimal post treatment sensitivity. Laser treatment is safe, precise, and – in many cases – can be performed with minimal or no local anesthesia!

Advantages Lasers in Dentistry

  • Laser use has been proven to be safe and effective
  • Lasers allow for more conservative restorations– with minimal or no local anesthesia
  • Laser treatments are more comfortable than treatment with conventional methods
  • Lasers greatly promote healing and reduce post treatment sensitivity

Lasers are used in many different procedures, including all of the following:

  • Cold sores or Canker sores: if you suffer from painful, uncomfortable cold sores or canker sores, laser treatment provides comfortable, immediate relief by healing over the affected areas and promoting faster healing; in many cases, when treated at the earliest onset of treatment, the laser has prevented cold sore outbreaks or greatly decreased the duration and discomfort.
  • Gum disease: lasers have been proven to be highly successful and minimally invasive treatment for gum disease, preventing the need for more aggressive, surgical treatment. The treatment greatly minimizes post treatment sensitivity and discomfort.
  • Cavities: small cavities can be treated conservatively with the laser, requiring minimal or no local anesthesia.
  • Gummy smile correction / gum contouring: the laser allows precise, conservative removal of overgrown gum tissue, causing great improvement in the cosmetic appearance of a smile; the laser can also even out uneven gum tissue, resulting in a youthful, healthy, and esthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Other laser treatments include the removal of oral lesions, frenectomies (tongue tie or lip tie release), and treatment of minor mouth, gum, or lip cuts, ulcerations, or irritation.

If you have any questions about laser dentistry, please call our office at 980.500.3999

Drs. Leon and Olya Banchik

Reafield Dental

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Drs. Olya & Leon Banchik
Dr. Olya Banchik is a dentist at Reafield Dental – a family, cosmetic, and implant practice serving the Marvin / Blakeney / South Charlotte / Waxhaw communities. Dr. Banchik grew up in Southern California, and received her dental training at New York University. She completed advanced dental training at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Dental General Practice Residency program, and has been in private practice for over 15 years.

Dr. Banchik is the co-founder and executive director of Smiles for Survivors, a non-profit foundation that assists breast cancer patients suffering from dental complications following cancer treatments.

Dr. Olya Banchik's greatest priority is the comfort of all her patients and making sure they receive the highest quality of care.

Dr. Leon Banchik is highly trained in cutting edge dental technology; he is greatly experienced in a variety of dental procedures, including dental implants, cosmetic and general dentistry, Invisalign, “all on four” or teeth in a day, and many others.

Dr. Leon is an excellent, kind, and honest doctor that always ensures complete comfort of his patients. He loves practicing dentistry and treats all patients like family – with great care and compassion.
If you have any questions, please call 980.500.3999 or email