Laser dentistry offers some of the latest advances in dental technology,
which uses laser energy and water to perform many traditional dental
procedures. The Laser delivers energy in the
form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at
different wavelengths and is absorbed by a "target." In dentistry, these
targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one
absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser
dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures.
Often times no local anesthesia is required. Unlike the dental drill with
laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite
comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it
eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. Dental lasers have been
shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Areas of dental care that benefit from dental laser technology:
Cavity diagnosis and removal
Curing, or hardening bonding materials
Periodontal, or gum related care
Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
Root Canal and apiecopectomies
Crown lengthening, gingovectomy and other gum corrections
Treatment of cold sores
For any laser dentistry related questions or to schedule an appointment,
please call us at 703.503.5031
or email us, and our staff will happy to assist you.
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