How is a dental laser different from a drill?
While laser dentistry is not yet as versatile as the traditional dental drill, it is a preferred alternative for many reasons. Our patients report the experience as either completely or relatively pain-free. The way a laser works also speeds up your recovery period.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Dental procedures are safe in the hands of a capable professional like laser dentist Dr. Chung. He has advanced training in cosmetic and restorative treatments with a long list of specializations. Dr. Chung uses laser dentistry for both soft tissue and hard tissue applications.
What kinds of dental procedures can be done with laser dentistry?
We use both a hard tissue laser and a soft tissue laser to help perform a variety of dental procedures. We can use them to get rid of tooth decay, reshape gums and teeth, remove any oral lesions, and even whiten teeth. We find them useful in both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
When should a laser be avoided?
Dr. Chung will know the best technology in your individual case. Your health and safety of is always our first priority.
A laser may be ineffective for more severe dental damage from decay that requires a new porcelain crown, but perfect for gum recontouring. Treatment is catered specifically to your needs. In some cases, laser and drill work can be combined to achieve optimal results.
Can a laser help with dental phobia?
Our patients who may cringe at the sound of the dental drill will find our laser dentistry more calming. Patients with dental phobia find lasers are a less severe presence than a drill. This is because there are no vibrations, the laser is quiet, and gum tissue will bleed and swell less.
We aim to provide you with the best dental experience possible. Dr. Chung believes providing you with access to the best in advanced technology is paramount to quality, long term dental health.
If you would like to know more about whether laser dentistry can work for you, please contact us in Oakton, Virginia, by calling Softouch Dental Care at 703-319-6990 today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Northern Virginia including Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Reston, Alexandria and Arlington.