Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry services offered in Bethesda, MD

With the ability to precisely target and treat specific areas of the mouth, laser dentistry has quickly become a game-changer for patients seeking safe, accurate dental treatment options. Ellen Brodsky, DDS, Andrew Schliep, DDS, and the professional team at Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland, are at the forefront of laser dentistry, using the latest technology to perform various procedures with unparalleled precision and comfort. Call the dental center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a dental treatment technique that uses focused beams of light to treat dental conditions. It’s an exact and effective way to perform various dental procedures while improving your comfort and reducing your risk of pain and infection. Laser dentistry may take less time than traditional procedures involving drilling and cutting.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers many advantages over traditional tools, such as:

  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less pain
  • Reduced sensitivity
  • Faster healing
  • Minimized need for anesthesia
  • Less bleeding

Laser treatments may also help promote new gum tissue growth by triggering your body’s natural healing process.

What are the most popular uses for laser dentistry?

The Art and Dentistry team uses lasers to address many general and cosmetic dental issues, including:

Gum disease treatment

Laser dentistry can help remove infected gum tissue and promote gum reattachment.

Cavity treatment

The team may use lasers to remove the decayed portion of a tooth and prepare it for a filling.

Teeth whitening

Lasers can enhance the effectiveness of teeth whitening treatments by activating the whitening gel.

Biopsy or lesion removal

Lasers can precisely remove small pieces of tissue for biopsy or to remove abnormal lesions in the mouth.

Root canal therapy

A laser can help disinfect and reshape the root canal during a root canal procedure.

Crown lengthening

If you have a gummy smile, which causes the teeth to appear shorter than the gums, lasers can remove excess gum tissue to expose more of your teeth.

Tongue tie release

Lasers can help release a tongue tie by removing the tissue that is restricting the tongue’s movement.

Will laser dentistry hurt my teeth?

Laser dentistry is typically more comfortable than traditional dentistry because it minimizes the need for drills and other invasive tools. However, the team can recommend pain relief options if you feel pain or sensitivity after your procedure.

Are there any foods I should avoid after laser dentistry?

After laser dentistry, you should avoid hard, sticky, or hard and crunchy foods for a few days to allow your teeth and gums to heal properly.

Laser dentistry delivers unmatched comfort and precision for a variety of dental concerns. Call Art and Dentistry today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.