Laser Dentistry

Presidential Dental Group

General Dentist located in Washington, DC

Laser dentistry is just one of the many cutting edge treatment options offered by Presidential Dental Group in Washington, DC. Using state-of-the-art laser tools, the team at Presidential Dental Group performs a wide range of procedures with less pain and quicker recovery times than operations done with traditional dental tools. To learn more about how laser dentistry can safely and effectively improve your smile, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking online.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry includes the use of lasers in treating a variety of dental conditions. It’s approved by the FDA and treats issues involving both the soft tissue of your gums and the hard tissue of your teeth.

How does laser dentistry work?

Essentially, a dental laser works by funneling light energy into a very narrow and highly focused beam. When that beam hits your tissues, it produces a reaction that allows it to shape, alter, or remove the tissue.

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

The team of dental experts at Presidential Dental Group are strong proponents of laser dentistry because of the numerous advantages it has over treatments performed with drills and other non-laser tools.

One of the biggest advantages of using lasers with soft tissue treatments is that the laser cauterizes your tissue as it works. This effectively seals off your nerve endings and blood vessels and promotes blood clotting. It has a number of benefits, including:

  • Minimized bleeding during treatment
  • No need for stitches and sutures
  • Less damage to the surrounding tissues
  • Greatly minimizes pain both during and after the treatment
  • Anesthesia is unnecessary in many cases
  • Significantly reduces healing time

Lasers also sterilize the treatment area while they work, which reduces the chances of bacterial infection after the procedure.

What conditions can laser dentistry treat?

Lasers are used in a wide range of dental procedures, including:

Cavity detection

Lasers can find evidence of tooth decay, which helps in the early detection of cavities.

Fillings

Your dentist can use a laser to kill the bacteria in a cavity, eliminating the need for local anesthesia and traditional dental drills.

Tooth sensitivity treatments

Dental lasers seal the tubules on your tooth’s root, effectively decreasing sensation for patients suffering from a heightened sensitivity to hot and cold.

Gum disease

Lasers can be used to safely and effectively remove damaged gum tissue in patients that are suffering from gum disease, making it easier for your dentist to perform a thorough scaling and root planing procedure.

Teeth whitening

Lasers are paired with professional teeth whitening treatments to enhance the speed and depth of the bleaching process.

To learn more about how the dental professionals at Presidential Dental Group can improve your smile with laser dentistry, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.