What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves the use of dental lasers to complete dental treatments more comfortably, quickly, and effectively. A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used with other dental instruments.
Lasers can be used for a number of dental treatments. During your visit, our dentist may recommend laser dentistry to:
- Treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue
- Cure (harden) a dental filling
- Remove the decayed or damaged portion of a tooth
- Treat cold sores and canker sores
In addition, there are many great benefits of laser dentistry. Many treatments completed with a dental laser are very comfortable and may not require the use of anesthetic. Dental lasers also shorten treatment time and healing time and decrease the risk of infection following treatment. Lasers can also minimize bleeding both during and after treatment, and because they are very precise, we are able to treat the targeted area without affecting nearby healthy tissues.
At Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible dental care. Our dentist and dental team continuously add to their education, and we are proud to offer laser dental treatment to ensure that your dental experience is comfortable and positive.