One of the pillars of our Ridgetop Dental practice is providing the highest standard of dental care, and that means using modern and advanced techniques. Laser dentistry is one of the tools we use to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. At Ridgetop Dental in Sterling, VA, we believe in less invasive, more precise, and more comfortable oral care treatments to ensure the best results for a lifetime.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers were designed to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for many different dental treatments. There are two types of lasers: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue lasers cut through teeth and bone, and are used to repair fillings or prepare teeth for reshaping. Soft tissue lasers are used to treat gum disease, as they penetrate the soft tissue and seal blood vessels and nerve endings. Both lasers offer reduced recovery time and minimal discomfort.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
Laser dentistry delivers high-quality, minimally-invasive treatment by using a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The laser is a handheld instrument that only comes in contact with the targeted area, leaving healthy tissues intact. The instrument is easy to control so the depth and cut are only as deep as required for treatment, allowing for easily controlled, efficient treatment.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dentists offer laser dentistry, but Ridgetop Dental is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment to our Northern Virginia patients looking for high quality dental care. Laser dentistry offers the following key benefits:
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced recovery time
- Less need for anesthesia
- No downtime
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
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 Northern Virginia
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 703-520-7410 today.