Dental technology has made many significant strides forward in just the last decade alone. Nowadays, dentists can use lasers to make gum disease therapy and other treatments more effective, pain-free, and precise. Patients can enjoy a higher quality of care along with more comfortable procedures thanks to this revolutionary technology. If you’d like to learn more about dental lasers and how Dr. Pham uses them here at Downtown Family Dental of Leesburg, give us a call today.
A laser is a highly focused, narrow beam of light. Unlike regular light that spreads out over a wide area, lasers concentrate a lot of energy into a very small area, which is what allows them to make incisions in soft tissues. In dentistry, lasers are normally used in place of traditional cutting instruments. Since they vaporize the tissue they come in contact with, they tend to cause little to no discomfort, and they make it easier for the mouth to heal after the procedure. This makes dental lasers very versatile and appropriate for various treatments.
One common use of laser dentistry is treating gum disease. When aimed at the affected parts of your mouth, the laser can remove infected gum tissue and kill harmful bacteria to prevent the condition from growing any worse. We may also use a dental laser in place of traditional dental instruments for a variety of treatments that involve soft tissues. If you ask about laser dentistry during your next appointment, we can go into more detail about the treatments we offer using this technology.
Is laser dentistry right for you? Dr. Pham can help you answer that question if you schedule a consultation at our office. Once we learn more about your smile goals and any oral health issues you’re currently dealing with, we can determine whether a treatment involving laser dentistry is the best option for you. After a quick examination of your mouth, we can put together a custom treatment plan for you and explain the steps involved. Be sure to ask any questions that you might have about the recommended procedures and what other options are available.