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Frequently Asked Laser Questions in Silver Spring, MD
Frequently Asked Laser Questions Silver Spring, MD

How Do Dental Lasers Work?

When used for gum disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD, lasers send light energy to targeted areas in the mouth cut and/or dissolve tissue. Lasers are also used to cure or strengthen the bond between fillings and teeth. Laser heat is also used to strengthen the bleaching solutions used in teeth whitening procedures.

Why do you use the PerioLase® MVP-7™ Laser?

For gum disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is the leading dental laser on the market. It’s also FDA-cleared and supported by human histology studies to safely and effectively identify bacteria and stimulate bone growth around existing teeth.

Does laser hurt?

Hardly. Laser gum disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD with Dr. Kabasela, for example, is much more tolerable than traditional treatment. There’s also less bleeding, pain and recession because the laser only targets unhealthy tissue without affecting nearby good tissue. Patients who choose laser gum disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD do not need stitches or heavy pain medication!

Does laser gum disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD cost a lot of money?

Not much more than traditional gun disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD. In fact, sometimes it costs the same. Most patients agree that the cost of laser dentistry is money well-spent because it’s gentler, more comfortable and provides additional benefits that conventional therapies can’t.

How safe is a dental laser?

Dental lasers are extremely safe if your dental provider is trained and using them according to prescribed practices. But they do require that you wear eye protection, the same way you would wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.

How do I know if my doctor is trained and qualified to perform laser dentistry?

A properly-trained laser doctor should have professional certifications from a reputable dental school and/or professional association, such as the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). Ask to see their qualifications and credentials. They also should have had some educational training by the laser manufacturer.

How can I tell if laser dentistry is right for me?

Make an appointment to see Dr. Kabasela so he can discuss your options. Most patients make good candidates for laser therapy.


Please feel free to give us a call if you have additional questions about laser gum disease treatment in Hyattsville, MD.

Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group, located in Silver Spring, MD, is a Dental Practice who services patients from North Bethesda, MD, Hyattsville, MD, and White Oak, MD. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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