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Laser Dentistry Horizon Family Dental Care

At Horizon Family Dental Care, we offer laser dentistry in Baltimore, MD. Dental lasers offer general dental care to patients by removing infection and preventing the worsening of oral health issues. Laser dentistry is a method of treatment that makes dental procedures faster and more comfortable for both dentists and patients. Dental lasers use light and heat to cut and contour the soft tissues of the mouth. Discover more about the benefits of dental lasers as well as how they are used to fight gum infections below.

Dental Laser Treatment in Baltimore, Maryland

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry provides a variety of benefits to patients. Dental lasers:

  • Do not require anesthesia
  • Provide painless care
  • Sterilize the gums
  • Naturally reduce swelling and bleeding
  • Are highly precise protecting the healthy areas
  • Offer faster healing times
  • Do not require drills
  • Are minimally invasive
  • Provide quiet treatment

Our dental professionals will evaluate your smile to determine if laser therapy needs to be done in conjunction with scaling and root planing. Both laser dentistry, as well as scaling and root planing, are often used together to reverse gum disease.

Laser dentistry is a great option for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. We have found that we can treat patients with fear of the dentist successfully since there is little pain involved. They will not have have to endure many of the triggers such as anesthesia, cutting, or stitches. This can be helpful for patients who avoid the dentist and need help getting their oral health back on track. Laser dentistry is a great alternative to oral surgery as it is less invasive and reduces bleeding and swelling.

What Can Dental Lasers Do?

Soft tissue dental lasers can treat patients with severe cases of gum disease. Dental lasers utilize light and heat to precisely target areas of infection of the gums and remove the damaged tissue. The laser beam is very narrow and precise and this what makes it so easy to control. Your dentist will only come in contact with the affected area leaving the healthy surrounding area untouched. This helps patients remain more comfortable during treatment and experience less pain. Since there are not cuts being made, there is less bleeding and no sutures are needed. Removing this tissue can allow the gums to regenerate, kill bacteria, and prevent the spread of infection. Overall patients have a shorter healing time and the soft tissue will heal faster.

After dental laser treatment, we advise patients to eat soft foods and stay away from hard, chewy, and spicy foods. Gently brushing your teeth and gums regularly also helps prevent reinfection.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Contact Horizon Family Dental Care today to discover the benefits of treatment with dental lasers. Request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. If you have any remaining questions about laser dentistry, please let us know and we will be glad to assist you. Contact our Hanover, Clinton, La Plata, or Baltimore dental offices if you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry.