Laser Dentistry Offers Comfort, Precision, and Minimally Invasive Treatment Options
With laser dentistry, Dr. Bassiri can perform many soft tissue reduction procedures, such as crown lengthening, gum lifts (gingivectomies), and gum grafts. He can also reduce the harmful bacteria that invade gum tissue when gum disease strikes. The laser focuses a beam of light to remove tissue without traditional tissue cutting. This minimally invasive approach causes fewer traumas to tissue, which means less pain, bleeding, and swelling. The focused light beam cuts precisely, making straight, attractive lines for a cosmetically sound outcome. If you have questions about the lasers we use, please contact our Fairfax or Gainesville dental office. We enjoy helping patients understand all of the interesting innovations we implement for their comfort and care.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy. Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. The laser's intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it contacts hard or soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.
How is Laser Dentistry Used?
However, a laser can also cure (harden) dental materials, scan teeth to detect decay, vaporize decay and prep teeth for fillings, and activate whitening gel to brighten smiles. Currently, dental applications include gum disease treatments, gum re-contouring, root canal cleaning, decay detection and elimination, bonding material curing and strengthening, incision cauterizing and tissue fusion, lesion reparation, biopsies, and super-fast teeth whitening procedures.
Fairfax and Gainesville Laser Dentistry Appointments
If you need an experienced laser dentist who prioritizes your care and comfort, contact Dr. Bassiri to schedule your laser dentistry appointment today. Our conveniently located dental offices proudly serve patients daily throughout the Fairfax McLean area in Northern Virginia, the greater Washington DC Metro area, and the surrounding communities.