Laser Dentistry in Rockville, MD

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What Is Laser Dentistry?

Dlight Dental addresses moderate to severe periodontal disease with laser dentistry, which is a type of dental care that employs lasers to treat oral conditions. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is an inflammation in the gums that may result in significant damage to your mouth. There are three stages of gum disease that range from mild to advanced: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Our team is excited to provide minimally invasive periodontal therapy with laser devices by Fotona. For more information about the benefits of laser dentistry or to schedule a consultation, call our office in Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. today.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry at Dlight Dental offers several benefits for the treatment of periodontal disease in Rockville, MD individuals. Some of these advantages consist of the following:

  • Preservation of healthy tooth structure due to the precise removal of decay or infected tissue
  • Reduces risk of infection and stops the progression of gum disease
  • Quick, gentle procedure that is minimally invasive and does not require sutures
  • Boosts your oral and general health

Do I Qualify for Laser Dentistry?

The best candidates for laser dentistry are individuals looking to have an easier treatment for their gums and teeth. There are several procedures and surgeries where the laser can be used to improve precision and shorten your treatment time, including gum sculpting, periodontal services, removing plaque from the enamel, soft tissue surgery, crown lengthening, and also biopsies and removal of lesions and tumors in the mouth. The laser may also be used to destroy germs before or during a procedure.

How Does Laser Dentistry Work?

Laser dentistry is a nonsurgical approach to treatment at our Washington, D.C. and Rockville, MD offices using groundbreaking lasers by Fotona. To treat gum disease, our team performs laser periodontal therapy, which works by using laser beams to destroy the bacteria in the gums causing inflammation. This gentle laser can precisely target the diseased tissue while also encouraging healthier tissue to regrow in its place. No incisions are needed as the laser will then seal off the area. As a result, there should be little to no bleeding afterward. Laser periodontal therapy does not require anesthesia because it should not cause any pain; however, our team can apply a local numbing agent to enhance your comfort if you prefer.

What to Expect After Laser Dentistry

After undergoing laser dentistry, patients can expect a more comfortable and efficient experience compared to traditional methods. The use of advanced laser technology leads to reduced discomfort, faster healing times, and minimized bleeding and swelling. Healthy surrounding tissues are preserved, and there is a decreased risk of infection due to the sterilizing effect of the laser. Often, anesthesia is not required, making the procedure more comfortable for patients. Additionally, the precision of lasers allows for accurate targeting of specific areas, ensuring better treatment outcomes. The absence of drilling sounds and vibration further enhances the overall comfort of the experience at Dlight Dental.

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Treat Gum Disease

If your gums bleed often while brushing or flossing and appear swollen and red, you might be experiencing one of the stages of periodontal disease. To prevent the condition from worsening, our team at Dlight Dental uses laser dentistry as a way to kill bacteria and promote healthy gum tissue. To schedule laser periodontal therapy, contact our Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. practice.



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Does laser dentistry hurt?

Laser dentistry at Dlight Dental is a minimally invasive procedure that is not associated with causing any pain. At most, you may experience a little tenderness after the procedure, but it should be bearable. Our Rockville, MD team will take steps to ensure you stay comfortable during your Fotona laser treatment, such as applying local anesthesia or other sedation options if you prefer.

What is the recovery time following a Fotona laser treatment?

The recovery time following a Fotona laser treatment for periodontal disease is minimal compared to other more invasive oral procedures. Most Rockville, MD patients experience little to no downtime and can resume their normal activities right after the treatment. Some patients may experience mild soreness or sensitivity in the treated area for a few days, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. 

How much is laser dentistry?

The price of laser dentistry at Dlight Dental can vary depending on certain factors, such as the complexity of the case and if you have insurance coverage. At your initial consultation, our team will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and estimated cost. We also offer low-cost financing options to help make this treatment more affordable and attainable.

How do I prepare for laser dentistry?

To prepare for laser dentistry at Dlight Dental, there are a few steps you can take to ensure a successful experience. These may include informing our team of any medications or supplements you are taking, following a good oral hygiene routine before the procedure, and arranging for transportation to and from your appointment if you opt for sedation. We also suggest wearing comfortable clothing and staying hydrated on the day of your appointment.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes, laser dentistry is considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced dental professional. At Dlight Dental, our team has undergone extensive training in utilizing laser technology for periodontal therapy and other dental procedures. We also use advanced lasers that have been proven to be effective and safe for treating gum disease. With proper precautions and techniques, the risk of complications is minimal.

Is there a way to make recovery more comfortable?

Our dental staff may recommend one of several ways to improve your comfort after a laser dentistry treatment. These may include taking over-the-counter pain medication, avoiding hard or spicy foods for a short period, and using ice packs to reduce swelling. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene and attending follow-up appointments as recommended can also contribute to a smoother recovery process.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.