A laser is a device that produces light and energy. Lasers have many uses in dentistry. Our dentist may use a laser to treat tooth decay. The laser is used to remove the decay and prepare the tooth for a dental filling. Lasers are also used to cure the filling. When treating gum disease, our dentist may use a laser to reshape the gums. Lasers can be used to remove bacteria during root canal therapy. Our dentist uses a laser to enhance the results of teeth whitening. After the whitening solution is applied to your teeth, our dentist will use the laser to speed up the bleaching process. To increase efficiency and to reduce patient discomfort, Dr. Jun H Chung provides laser treatment in Leesburg, Virginia.
Our office uses the iLase™, which is completely controlled in our dentist’s hand. There are no chords or foot pedals. This laser increases our dentist’s efficiency. The iLase allows our dentist to deliver energy in short pulses, which reduces discomfort. This also lessens the need for anesthesia during many soft tissue procedures. The iLase is designed for ease of use. This tool can perform 24 soft tissue and hygiene procedures, including:
- Treatment for periodontal pockets
- Crown lengthening
- Implant recovery
- Exposure of unerupted teeth
Feel free to contact Lansdowne Dental Arts today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.