Laser Dentistry Specialist

DC Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC

The father-son team of Rex Hoang, DMD, and Marcus Hoang, DDS, at DC Dental Spa uses laser dentistry to perform a number of procedures that would usually require more invasive measures such as cutting or drilling into your tooth. Using laser dentistry at their Washington, D.C., office, Dr. Marcus and 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. Marcus and Dr. Rex can also use lasers in place of cutting implements and drills to excise dead or infected tissue that needs to be removed.

Lasers can also improve the bonding process to fix chipped or broken teeth and Dr. Marcus and Dr. Rex often use 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 drill or scalpel. Additionally, patients who become anxious when faced with a dental drill are often much more at ease when a laser is used instead.

Though both instruments can perform the same functions, lasers are quieter, more efficient, and less invasive than dental drills.

What dental procedures can be performed with lasers?

At DC Dental Spa, Dr. Marcus and Dr. Rex can use lasers to reshape your gums and remove bacteria during root canals. They can repair small cavities using a laser instead of a drill, and can also perform many of the procedures included in a total smile makeover without resorting to drilling or cutting, including:

  • Bonding
  • Whitening
  • Cleaning
  • Fillings

If you’re interested in the procedures that fall under the umbrella of noninvasive laser dentistry, Dr. Marcus, Dr. Rex, and their 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.