Laser Dentistry Charlottesville, VA

At Harrison Dental Associates, we are committed to staying up-to-date in the latest dental technologies. We are always looking for new ways to improve our practice and ensure that our patients are receiving the high-quality care they deserve for their smiles. This is why we are proud to offer laser dentistry services in our Charlottesville dentist office. This is an advanced dental technology that will help patients receive the dental care they need more comfortably.

Laser dentistry involves the use of dental lasers on or around hard and soft oral tissues. Particularly utilized for procedures involving your soft tissues, laser dentistry makes treating your gums, cheeks, and tongue more efficient and nearly painless. Our patients love our laser dentistry services because it provides a variety of benefits including making our dental procedures more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable.

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Laser Dentistry in Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Matthew Harrison is happy to provide laser dentistry services in Charlottesville, VA. At Harrison Dental Associates, we have seen first hand how laser dentistry services benefit our patients with gum disease.

Why Choose Laser Dentistry?

Dental treatments that utilize lasers offer amazing benefits over surgical treatments. Patients tend to feel less pain and discomfort during the procedure. This also helps eliminate anxiety that patients may face with the upcoming procedure. Most patients who experience dental anxiety and fear often enjoy the benefits of laser dentistry. The benefits of using lasers in dentistry include:

  • Very little bleeding
  • Often no need for anesthesia
  • Precise treatment for better aesthetics
  • Little to no downtime needed
  • No need for sutures

During your dental consultation, your dentist will see if you are a candidate for a laser procedure. In most cases, patients do not even need anesthesia which will help make post treatment easier.

Laser Dentistry FAQs

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about this dental technology at your upcoming appointment. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding laser dentistry:

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes, laser dentistry is safe. At Harrison Dental Associates, we always prioritize our patients’ safety first and foremost. We would never incorporate any technologies into our practices and procedures that do not benefit our patients.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

There are several benefits to laser dentistry. The first benefit that we see is a faster healing time for patients. Because laser dentistry results in less post-procedure bleeding and less discomfort overall for the patient both during and after the procedure, patients may not even need to use anesthesia for procedures involving laser dentistry. Because of the precision that comes with utilizing dental lasers, this also means that we are able to better avoid removing healthy tissues during procedures.

What kind of procedures might involve laser dentistry?

Many soft tissue procedures may involve the use of dental lasers, including gum contouring, removing damaged tissue caused by gum disease, or even when treating cold sores. Dental lasers can also be utilized when working with your hard tissues via procedures like tooth preparation for fillings and crowns or when detecting and removing cavities.