Laser Dentistry in Ellicott City

The benefit of laser dentistry is that you'll experience minimal bleeding, less swelling, and faster recovery times. Dental laser treatments are so comfortable, in fact, that we can complete them without the need for any anesthesia. 

Biolase Soft Tissue Laser

A dental laser works in much the same way as lasers used for medical procedures. A focused beam of light is directed at the area to be treated to remove tissue in the oral cavity. Since it can precisely target the area to be treated, the surrounding tissue is unaffected.

Dental laser

Some additional benefits lasers have over traditional methods include:

  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Faster treatment time
  • Increased rate of retention of implants
  • Reduced damage to healthy tissues
  • Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
  • Fewer infections or post-operative complications

Lasers have numerous functions in dentistry including:

  • Place dental implants
  • Reshape gum tissue
  • Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Remove areas of tooth decay
  • Increase rate of retention of implants
  • Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
  • Fuse tissues
  • Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
  • Perform oral surgery and extractions