Laser Dentistry Specialist

K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group

Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Washington, DC & Gaithersburg, MD

If you want the best results, you have to use the best tools. That’s why K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group offers cutting-edge laser dentistry treatments to its patients in Washington, D.C., and Gaithersburg, Maryland. To learn more about the benefits that laser dentistry can bestow on your smile, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is simply the use of lasers instead of traditional dental tools for various dental procedures. 

Lasers are high-powered beams of light energy, and different wavelengths of light have different effects in your procedure. Some wavelengths allow your dentist to shape and remove soft tissue, while other wavelengths are used to cut through hard tissue (like tooth enamel) or enhance certain chemical reactions.

Lasers have been cleared for public use by the FDA since 1990. Their numerous benefits make them an incredibly popular tool for dental procedures. 

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

The technological sophistication of laser dentistry gives it a number of advantages, such as: 

  • Better accuracy
  • Quicker healing
  • More effective tissue regeneration
  • Faster post-treatment recovery time
  • Less need for anesthesia
  • Healing without stitches

Additionally, lasers cauterize and disinfect your tissues when they cut them, which means less bleeding during and after treatment and a decreased likelihood of bacterial infections. Because lasers do less damage to your surrounding tissues than traditional dental tools, you’ll experience less pain and discomfort during and after your procedure.

What procedures do you use laser dentistry for?

K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group is proud to offer treatments with the Gemini™ laser, which safely and effectively assists in a wide range of procedures, including:

Gum lift

A gum lift is a treatment that corrects a “gummy” smile. Your dentist uses a laser to trim off any excess gum tissue you have on the front of your teeth, giving you a new and improved gum line and a more cosmetically appealing smile.

Gum bleaching

Gum bleaching, or laser depigmentation, uses a laser to remove the dark spots on your gums caused by a buildup of melanin. The laser removes the top, thin layer of gum tissue containing the dark color, giving your gums a pinker and healthy-looking appearance.


A gingivectomy is a procedure that removes infected or damaged gum tissue. By using a laser in a gingivectomy, your dentist minimizes your discomfort while increasing the procedure’s effectiveness and reducing your healing time.

Crown lengthening

Crown lengthening is a recontouring of your gum tissue above a particular tooth in order to make more room to attach a dental crown. When your dentist uses a laser for crown lengthening, it affords them more accuracy in the procedure, which ultimately gives you better results.

To learn more about what laser dentistry can do for the appearance and health of your smile, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.