Laser Dentistry in Bethesda
You won’t find laser dentistry offered in every Bethesda dental office. In our effort to always be on the forefront of dental technologies that will make your dental treatment both more successful and more comfortable, we’ve equipped Dentistry of Bethesda with dental lasers, allowing us to provide an expanded menu of services that includes gum lifts and perform procedures such as periodontal therapy with greater precision and faster healing.
Types of Dental Lasers
As a Fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Dr. Hornstein has a wealth of education and experience in the use of dental lasers. The dental lasers used in our Bethesda dental office include the LightWalker laser, the Xlase, and the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system. As a hard and soft tissue laser, the LightWalker allows us to perform dental fillings without the dental drill, eliminating the need for anesthesia in most cases. And the LightWalker and Xlase make periodontal therapy and other soft tissue procedures such as gum lifts easier, more precise, and less painful. These lasers not only remove hard calculus from tooth roots and clean periodontal pockets, but they also stimulate bone regrowth in cases where jawbone tissue has been lost, helping to save teeth from extraction. DIAGNOdent laser caries detection technology helps us to discover decay before it would normally be perceived by the dentist through more traditional cavity detection methods. Using this laser dentistry equipment, we can find weak areas that might require extra hygiene attention, helping you avoid dental fillings, crowns, or even root canal therapy down the road. The earlier we can find problems, the easier treatment will be.
Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers
Hard and soft tissue lasers are the multitaskers of the dental world, allowing Dr. Hornstein to perform the following:
- Sculpt the teeth and gums as part of a smile makeover
- Perform bone and gum grafting
- Improve periodontal therapy procedures
- Provide frenectomies
- Treat cold sores
- Perform biopsies
- Detect cavities
Dental Laser Advantages
The use of lasers over more traditional dental tools offers the following advantages for both Dr. Hornstein and his patients:
- Promote faster healing of the soft tissues
- Emit no heat, vibration, or smoke
- Allow the dentist greater precision while performing procedures
- Removes the need for sutures in many cases
- Reduces pain associated with procedures such as periodontal therapy
Experience the Difference
Dentistry of Bethesda provides compassionate, personalized dental care for all members of your family, including those with special needs. Contact Bethesda dentist Dr. Spencer Hornstein today at (301) 530-2700 to schedule your consultation. We happily treat patients from Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and the surrounding areas.