Did you know that lasers can treat a wide range of dental problems and concerns? Patients with sleep apnea problems, cavities, and periodontitis can benefit from laser dentistry. Laser dentistry can also improve the aesthetics of your smile when used to address the appearance of the gums. With dental lasers, we can perform root canals, fillings, sleep apnea treatment, periodontal therapy, and crown lengthening treatment. Our dental office uses the WaterLase iPlus and Fotona LightWalker, both all-tissue lasers that help us perform procedures more efficiently. Laser dentistry allows Dr. Mia and our dental care team to provide comprehensive care that is more accurate, less invasive, and predictable. Laser energy also promotes faster healing times and minimizes impact to surrounding tissue.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry in Burke, VA
Dental lasers offer:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- No need for needles, drills, or scalpels
- Little to no anesthesia is required
- Targeted and precise treatment
- Less post-surgical bleeding
Traditional surgical tools like drills can fracture the teeth and cause pain post-treatment. Lasers offer efficient, comfortable care and quick healing times.
How Our Dental Lasers Work
The WaterLase iPlus laser and the LightWalker laser treat soft and hard tissues. Soft tissues include healthy and infected gum tissue. Lasers that work on hard tissues remove caries while maintaining the tooth structure.
The LightWalker uses heat to tighten the tissues in the back of the mouth. During periods of sleep apnea, these tissues collapse to block the airway. Patients with sleep apnea can experience disrupted breathing many times through the night. The heat from the laser tightens the tissues and can reduce snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms. Sleep apnea laser therapy is a great option for patients with sleep apnea who need additional treatment. Patients can use laser therapy and nightguards to treat their sleep apnea.
The WaterLase iPlus laser uses water and heat energy to treat the smile. It uses a stream of water and concentrated laser energy to vaporize the water within the tooth and cut away at the tooth enamel. This laser can also precisely cut the gum tissue. With the WaterLase iPlus laser, we can clean and disinfect the root canal, remove excessive gum tissue in a gummy smile, and remove infected gum tissue. Root canals remove the infected dental pulp within the tooth and save the tooth structure. In addition, patients with gummy smiles can receive gum contouring treatment to show more of their natural tooth enamel. For patients with gum disease, we offer laser periodontal therapy that removes infected gum tissue.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you need a root canal? Is infected gum tissue impacting your oral health? Call Smiles by Mia for comfortable laser treatment today at (571) 789-1265. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Mia and her team online. If you want to know more about laser dentistry, please ask; we will be glad to help.