What is Laser Dentistry?
Simply put, lasers can replace both the drill and scalpel for most dental procedures. Dental procedures are more comfortable both during and after they are done.
Benefits for the patient include……
- Less need for needles – Most fillings can be done without getting numb. Experienced laser dentists only give a shot for about 10-20 percent of the fillings they do. The majority of small to medium sized fillings are done needle free.
- Less use of the drill – The noise and feel of the high speed dental drill is one of the more unpleasant parts of the dental experience. Even numbed patients report a more comfortable experience without the noise and vibration of the high speed drill.
- Faster Healing Times - Laser procedures are less traumatic to mouth tissues so things heal faster than traditional techniques.
- Less Post-Op Pain – Patients consistently report a more comfortable postoperative experience when dental lasers are used for oral surgical and periodontal procedures
Less invasive procedures with greater comfort.
We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to minimally invasive dentistry that conserves healthy tissue, causes less pain. and has superior outcomes.
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus has been practicing dentistry for over twenty years and laser dentistry since 2004. He has devoted his career to introducing his patients and colleagues to the benefits of lasers. Dr. Pohlhaus has been lecturing on the topic of dental lasers since 2005 and is a trainer for Fotona USA's "Phast Start" Laser course for new owners of the Lightwalker Laser. He was also on the faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences for twenty years. Dr. Pohlhaus also runs the Dominican Dental Project, an annual dental service project in that country.
Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.
Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of them. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated.