Laser therapy, also called laser dentistry, is the practice of using advanced laser dental tools to provide expert dental care. Laser dental tools are less invasive, more precise, and cause less discomfort compared to traditional dental tools.
Not only that, but they allow for faster healing and recovery times. At Aglow Dental Studio, we use both soft tissue laser tools and all-tissue laser tools, as well as special laser treatments for cold sores.
This means that laser therapy at our office can be used to treat almost any dental issue, ranging from gum disease to cavities, infected teeth, and much more. Contact us now to learn more and schedule an appointment today.
The first dental laser was invented in the 1960s, but laser dentistry did not become widespread until the late 1990s and early 2000s.
To begin your treatment, you’ll need to come to Aglow Dental Studio for a consultation with Dr. Rosemary Ahanor. Dr. Ahanor will assess your oral health, discuss all of your options for dental care, and determine if you need treatment with laser therapy.
Next, you’ll schedule your treatment using a soft tissue laser or our all-tissue laser. Soft tissue lasers use a light that’s sent through a fiber optic tip, heating the tip to allow it to cut away tissue and sanitize the treatment area. All-tissue lasers are a bit different, and use a concentrated beam of light to remove enamel and tooth material.
The best thing about laser therapy is that healing and recovery are much faster. Lasers are minimally invasive and encourage your gums and other oral tissues to heal. As long as you follow Dr. Ahanor’s instructions after your treatment, you will recover quickly and you will be able to get back to your day-to-day life right away.
This depends on your condition and your personal preferences, but numbing is often not required when you get treatment with laser therapy. There are a few reasons for this.
First, when used on soft tissue, laser dental tools immediately seal up nerve endings, which means you will experience minimal pain. There is also less pressure compared to traditional tools like scalpels.
When used on hard tissue like your teeth, the benefits are similar. Laser dental drills allow Dr. Ahanor to avoid putting pressure on your enamel, and also eliminate vibrations that cause discomfort.
In addition to these benefits, laser therapy causes much less bleeding, and allows you to heal and recover more quickly. For more information and to see if you’ll need to be numbed during your appointment, contact Aglow Dental Studio for a consultation.
This is entirely dependent on the procedure you need. Treatments like a dental filling will only require a single appointment at our office, while other procedures like laser therapy for periodontal disease will require at least two appointments.
For more information, you can schedule an appointment at Aglow Dental Studio and ask Dr. Ahanor about what you should expect from your laser dentistry treatment at our office in Reston.