What Conditions Can Laser Dentistry Treat?

Lasers have found their way into many dental offices, but not all dentists are fully trained or have the level of experience to use them to their greatest effect. This is just another reason you should choose your Leesburg dentist with care. At Dr. Deidra Bird Kokel’s office you can sit back and relax, knowing we are experts in the lasers we use.

According to the Academy of Laser Dentistry, laser dentistry is being used to

  • Diagnose and treat cavities
  • Treat Gum disease
  • Treat  Cold sores
  • Recountour Overgrown gum tissue
  • Treat Root canal infections
  • Help uncover Wisdom teeth that aren’t fully exposed

Lasers can also help dentists perform biopsies, reshape gums and bones, accelerate tooth whitening, and manage gum tissue that may impair the ability to take adequate impressions of teeth for various procedures.

Dental laser treatment also is used to deliver less painful dental care, which results in fewer delays in seeking treatment for serious threats to oral health. By using lasers instead of scalpels, dentists can significantly reduce bleeding, swelling, discomfort and in some cases, the need for local anesthesia. Lasers also don’t generate the annoying and frightening noises some other dental tools do!

Leesburg Dental Lasers

We use laser dental treatments to ensure you have a cavity.  They can also be used to destroy bacteria. Our staff is trained in the use of the DIAGNOdent® laser and the Versawave™ Er:Yag laser. Because we can work quickly with these tools, you’ll be in and out of the dental chair more quickly and with less anxiety.  

The Future of Dental Lasers

Studies are showing promise for lasers to be used to restore tooth enamel, too. A team of American scientists have reported that a laser caused decayed teeth to heal themselves. The American Dental Association carefully examines every use of lasers to ensure your safety, and so do we.

If you have any questions about laser dental treatments for your oral health, just ask!