How Does Laser Dentistry Work?

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Modern and advanced techniques allow us to provide the highest standard of dental care for our patients. Ridgetop Dental is pleased to offer laser dentistry to patients in our Reston, VA office, enhancing our ability to treat you with greater accuracy, less discomfort, and no downtime. Laser dentistry allows dentists to offer more precise, less invasive, and more comfortable dental treatments to patients.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Dental lasers are used in a variety of dental treatments to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time. Depending on the type of treatment, a different laser is used:

  • Soft tissue lasers: This type of laser can penetrate soft tissue and sealing blood vessels and nerve endings, which enables faster healing. These lasers are often used in treating gum disease.
  • Hard tissue lasers: The hard tissue lasers are designed to cut through teeth and bone, such as to repair fillings or prepare teeth for reshaping.

Is Laser Dentistry Safe?

Don’t let the word “laser” worry you — dental lasers are hand-held instruments that deliver a very narrow and precise beam of high-intensity light. This light beam only touches the targeted area, leaving healthy tissues intact. Lasers make it easier to control the depth and cut in the treatment than traditional methods. Your treatment is fast, predictable, and easily controlled.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but Ridgetop Dental is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:

  • No downtime
  • No sutures
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Less anesthesia
  • Better aesthetics due to higher precision

Is Laser Dentistry Painful?

In many cases, patients do not require anesthesia during treatment with laser dentistry. Patients often choose laser dentistry because it provides a more comfortable treatment. Treatment time and recovery time are significantly reduced, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.

Laser Dentistry in Reston, VA

If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist because of fear of a painful, extended treatment and recovery, laser dentistry might be right for you. Schedule an appointment online or call our office at (571) 313-7010 today.