WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY?
Recent advances in laser technology have allowed select dentists to offer laser treatments to their patients.
Dr Geldart's is one of the first dental practices in Northern Virginia to provide laser fillings to his patients, using the DELight Dental Laser System. With it, Dr. Geldart can often remove tooth decay without the need for local anesthesia. To the patient this means there is NO SHOT and NO DRILL in many cases. With the DELight Laser, tooth colored fillings are used which patients can chew upon immediately. Plus the best part is ... NO NUMB LIP!
Is it safe?
Yes! It has been shown that dental lasers are safe for both children and adults. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several types of dental lasers for use on adults and children. Many of the lasers for dentistry are similar or identical in design to other medical lasers that have been used successfully for years in the specialties of Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT), and Dermatology.
What are it's advantages?
The advantages are many and include:
• Less Pain
• Minimal Bleeding
• Reduced risk of infection
• Minimal or No Anesthesia
• No noise (No drilling)
• Faster Healing
• A more sterilized environment (laser kills bacteria)
• Treatment of canker sores
Is every procedure performed with the laser?
Though the laser is a great alternative to the traditional drill it is not appropriate for every procedure. Please ask if the laser might play a role in your treatment.
Loudoun Valley Dental
17340 Pickwick Drive, Suite 100
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: (540) 338-3186
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