Laser Dentistry Specialist

Dlight Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Washington, DC & Rockville, MD

Laser dentistry offers an advanced approach to common dental procedures like cavity fillings, root canals, and periodontal disease treatment. With a laser, there’s no heat or vibration, making the procedure comfortable and easy. Dlight Dental, with offices in Washington, DC, and Rockville, Maryland, uses the industry-leading Fotona LightWalker® laser to deliver the best results. Request your appointment online or call the office nearest you.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry refers to a wide variety of dental procedures performed using state-of-the-art lasers. During laser dentistry, the Dlight Dental team uses the Fotona LightWalker laser to deliver controlled light energy to a specific target, such as tooth enamel, decay, or gum tissue. 

When would I need laser dentistry?

At Dlight Dental, the skilled dentistry specialists use the Fotona LightWalker laser for a variety of applications, including: 

  • Removing tooth decay (cavities)
  • Hardening dental bonding
  • Gum disease treatment, such as gingivectomy
  • Gum tissue reshaping
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Canker sore treatment
  • Anesthesia-free, suture-free frenectomy
  • Root canals
  • Root end surgery
  • Crown lengthening

Another important use of laser dentistry is early cavity diagnosis. Using the laser, the dental team can recognize the earliest signs of tooth decay, long before it would otherwise appear. 

With an early diagnosis, you can start proactive care like fluoride treatments to potentially avoid needing fillings later.

What are the advantages of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers several advantages over traditional dentistry methods, including:

No traditional anesthesia

With laser dentistry, you don’t need traditional anesthesia. In most cases, you’ll receive a light anesthetic spray before the procedure. 

No unpleasant sensations

With a laser, the dental care team can perform treatments without heat or vibrations. 

No stitches

When you have soft tissue surgery, for example, gum surgery, you traditionally require multiple small stitches to close incisions. With laser surgery, you don’t need traditional incisions, which also means no stitches.

Faster healing

With laser dentistry, healing is far faster than with a traditional incision-and-suture approach. In fact, you start healing as soon as the surgery ends. 

Reduced infection risk

The laser has a continual sterilizing effect, which significantly reduces the risk of infection during and after your procedure. 

When you combine all of these factors, it’s clear that laser dentistry can be the key to painless and worry-free dental procedures for many people — even those who experience dental anxiety or phobias. 

How is the Fotona LightWalker laser unique?

The LightWalker laser combines Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths. The Nd:YAG laser offers excellent tooth and gum disinfection and tissue coagulation, and the Er: YAG offers pinpoint accuracy in removing diseased tooth and gum tissue. 

Your dental specialist can use individual wavelengths and can also combine Er:YAG and Nd:YAG to perform TwinLight® procedures based on your unique needs.

The Dlight Dental specialists use the LightWalker laser for comprehensive teeth, gum, and bone procedures without drills. Your dental team can adjust treatment parameters based on the type and the condition of your teeth and gums. 

By using these specific adjustments, your providers can remove only what’s necessary to preserve your healthy teeth and gums. Thanks to this superb accuracy, you'll have less bleeding, less swelling, and much less discomfort.

Laser dentistry is the future in the dental world, and Dlight Dental is proud to offer this amazing treatment option. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.