Laser Therapy in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers laser therapy as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy in treating gum disease involves the use of a high energy light beam placed in the diseased gum pocket around the teeth. When used in combination with scaling and root planing, it can increase the effectiveness of gum disease treatment by reducing pain, swelling, bleeding, discomfort, and recovery time. And since the laser technique is less invasive than traditional methods, the risk of bacterial infections or relapse is reduced significantly.

Laser therapy can also be used to do the following:

  • Reshape the gums, as in gum contouring
  • Remove bacteria during root canal procedures
  • Prepare a tooth for a filling, then harden the filling
  • Remove tissue biopsies for detection of oral cancer
  • Enhance teeth bleaching procedures

Benefits of Dental Lasers

While dental lasers aren’t available for all procedures, lasers can make many dental treatments much more comfortable. Lasers minimize bleeding and swelling during periodontal procedures. The accuracy of dental lasers allows dentists to minimize the damage done to healthy tooth surfaces. In addition, lasers generally reduce the teeth pain associated with many dental treatments.

Safety of Laser Treatments

Laser treatments have been an accepted treatment option since 1994. Lasers provide dentists with increased accuracy, minimizing unintentional tooth damage.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Laser Therapy Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for laser therapy varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of laser therapy. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your laser therapy coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket laser therapy costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our laser therapy patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation!

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014