Modern and advanced techniques are essential to providing the highest standard of dental care to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Soft tissues in the mouth require precise treatment, and Dr. Mark Jefferies is proud to offer laser dentistry to patients needing this level of care. Laser dentistry allows dentists to offer less invasive, more comfortable, and more precise oral care treatments to patients.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers are used to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for a variety of dental treatments. There are two types of lasers that have different uses, depending on the type of treatment:
- 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.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
A dental laser is a hand-held instrument that delivers a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The beam only comes into contact with the targeted area, leaving the healthy tissues intact. This also makes the instrument easier to control so the depth and cut are minimized, so your treatment is fast, predictable, and easily controlled.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but Dr. Jefferies is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:
- Reduced recovery time
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
- Minimal bleeding
- No post-procedure downtime
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 Herndon, 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 (703) 570-1152 today.