Dental lasers can be used to provide safe, effective results for a wide range of dental concerns. Dental lasers offer several advantages compared to traditional treatment methods. With dental lasers, a dentist can eliminate the need for dental drills, allowing patients to feel at ease throughout their procedures. Dental lasers also provide more precise results, eliminating the need for lengthy, invasive treatment. In some cases, dental lasers can promote faster healing and minimize certain symptoms associated with invasive procedures.
Dr. Justin Deckard incorporates advanced dental laser technology in our Washington, DC dental office. Dr. Deckard is able to target specific areas and minimize downtime with the use of dental laser technology. To learn more about our services, visit DC Precision Dentistry.
Laser Dentistry in Washington DC
- Laser dentistry may reduce the amount of downtime needed after procedures
- Dental lasers may promote faster healing time and tissue regeneration
- Minimize the risk of infection
- Increased precision
- Minimizes bleeding
- Eliminates the need for dental laser
- Reduces swelling
- Less discomfort and pain associated with traditional treatment methods
- Effectively treat periodontal disease
Laser dentistry is ideal for patients with a weak immune system, patients who want to avoid anesthesia, and patients who suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Dr. Deckard will work with you to determine if laser dentistry is right for your needs. Dr. Deckard will always discuss your goals, needs, and budget before recommending the appropriate treatment for your oral health.
Types of Dental Lasers
Hard Tissue Lasers: Hard tissue lasers use advanced technology which enables the lasers to cut through tooth structure and enamel. With hard tissue lasers, a dentist can cut through teeth and bone with great precision and accuracy. Hard tissue lasers may be for cavity detection, dental fillings, tooth preparation, and damaged teeth.
Soft Tissue Laser: Soft tissue laser can penetrate soft tissue without causing any damage. Soft tissue lasers can be used to address a wide range of dental concerns without causing pain or discomfort. Soft tissue lasers can be used to address a gummy smile, gum contouring, crown lengthening, periodontal disease.
Soft and hard tissue lasers offer a wide range of benefits for patients dealing with general, restorative and cosmetic dental concerns. Dr. Deckard will work with you to determine if laser dentistry is right for your specific needs.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes. Dental lasers are used at very low levels to ensure your safety while treatment is performed. You will be given special eyewear to protect your eyes. Safety measures are always followed by our staff and patients are closely watched during treatment.
Is laser dentistry painful?
No. Accompanied with local anesthesia, laser dentistry is quick and painless compared to traditional procedures. Sometimes your dentist will not even need to administer anesthesia to the area because of the effectiveness of dental lasers on hard and soft mouth tissue.
Do gums grow back after laser surgery?
No. Once your gums are reduced, in the example of gummy smile surgery, they will not grow back. They remain in the new position weather dental lasers are used or not. Infected gum tissue will heal and become healthy much faster with dental laser procedures than with traditional gum surgery.
Visit DC Precision Dentistry Today
Dr. Deckard is a highly trained, trusted dentist in Washington, DC. At DC Precision Dentistry we are committed to providing our patient with advanced, high-quality dental care and service. If you would like to explore your treatment options, you can visit DC Precision Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment online today.