Do you want a whiter smile? Do you require cavity treatment?
Laser dentistry is a versatile general dental solution that uses high-quality dental lasers to perform non-invasive and painless dental treatments. A dental laser is a handheld device that uses light-based energy to target and treat specific areas of the mouth. Dr. Sahil Goyal uses laser dentistry at the Frederick Center for Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland. If you are interested in this modern treatment option, call 301.264.5680, or request a dental exam online.
The Benefits of Dental Lasers
Dental lasers offer patients a less invasive treatment option that reduces the need for anesthesia. Laser dentistry reduces bleeding, swelling, and downtimes after treatment. In addition, lasers eliminate the need for drills and sutures, for a quieter and overall more pleasant experience.
For patients who are receiving cavity-treatment, teeth rarely need numbing before laser treatment, so multiple cavities can often be restored in one visit. Laser dentistry is very safe. Dr. Goyal will thoroughly evaluate your needs and the condition of your teeth and gums prior to any treatment to ensure that your experience is both safe and effective.
Types of Laser Dentistry Solutions
Hard-Tissue Lasers: A hard tissue laser allows us to remove tooth structure while preserving healthy tooth enamel. This minimally invasive treatment ensures that natural teeth can be preserved.
Laser Gum Contouring: If you have a “gummy smile”, laser gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue for a more balanced smile. In addition, patients with periodontitis, or gum disease benefit from laser gum contouring that removes infected tissue.
Laser Cavity Removal: Lasers offer pain-free cavity removal without the use of drills. During this procedure, Dr. Goyal uses a laser to heat the water molecules on the affected tooth. This is used to remove decay. Then, the cavity is cleaned, disinfected, and filled to seal out infection.
Teeth Whitening: Laser tooth whitening is often safer than other whitening methods because there is less wear on the enamel. Dr. Goyal will apply a peroxide paste and then heat it using a laser. The laser breaks down layers of stains on the tooth enamel quickly and effectively.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment option that reduces the need for anesthesia. Lasers also reduce bleeding and swelling and even shortens downtimes after treatment. Patients experience an overall more comfortable treatment during and after their procedures. Laser dentistry can eliminate the need for drills and sutures, reducing overall anxiety and making visiting the dentist a more pleasant experience.
Is laser dentistry covered by dental insurance?
Coverage depends on how comprehensive your dental insurance plan is. Some providers cover common laser procedures due to their restorative nature, but others only cover part or none of the procedures. To find out if you are covered, contact your dental insurance provider.
Are dental lasers painful?
No, dental lasers use light technology, so there is no physical part of the device touching your sensitive tissue. One of the benefits of lasers is that they offer painless dental treatment to patients.