Laser Dentistry Specialist

DC Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Washington, DC

Rex Hoang, DMD at DC Dental Spa uses laser dentistry to perform a number of procedures that would usually require more invasive measures such as cutting into your tooth. Using laser dentistry at his Washington, D.C. office, Dr. Rex can reduce side effects such as pain, bleeding, and swelling, as well as lessen dental anxieties for patients who may be afraid of going to the dentist. To learn more about the benefits of cutting-edge laser dentistry, call the office book an appointment online today.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

There are many uses for lasers in general and cosmetic dentistry. They're often utilized to speed up the in-office bleaching process during teeth whitening procedures. At DC Dental Spa, Dr. Rex can also use lasers in place of cutting implements to excise dead or infected tissue that needs to be removed.

Lasers can also improve the bonding process of fillings to fix chipped or broken teeth, and Dr. Rex often uses them to excise mouth and gum tissue for biopsy purposes.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Dentists have been making use of lasers since the 1990s, and they’ve have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for dental applications. There's even evidence laser dentistry can help reduce bacteria and aid in wound healing.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Dental procedures that utilize lasers generally involve less discomfort than those done with a traditional scalpel.

Though this instrument can perform the same functions, lasers are quieter, more efficient, and less invasive than dental scalpels.

What dental procedures can be performed with lasers?

At DC Dental Spa, Dr. Rex can use lasers to reshape your gums and remove bacteria during root canals. They can perform many of the procedures included in a total smile makeover without resorting to cutting, including:

  • Bonding
  • Fillings

If you’re interested in the procedures that fall under the umbrella of noninvasive laser dentistry, Dr. Rex and his experienced staff at DC Dental Spa can determine if you’re a good candidate. They’ll discuss your personal medical history and oral health, as well as your goals for treatment.

To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry or to see if you’re a good candidate for a particular procedure, call the team at DC Dental Spa during their regular office hours or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation today.