Using a Laser for Painless Dentistry in Germantown, MD

Often, the fear of going to the dentist is rooted in a desire to avoid pain. We understand that at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Maryland, which is why we practice painless dentistry in Germantown, MD. Rest assured the lasers we use for procedures are a vast improvement over traditional tools, such as drills and scalpels.

Dr. Peter McConnell, DDS, is one of the few in the state who is trained in the use of dental lasers. For more than four years, he has been using lasers to improve the patient experience. At our practice, our family dentist and his staff are dedicated to pain-free dentistry for our patients young and old. Call us to schedule an appointment for the dental service you need.

Our New Laser Is Key to Freedom from Pain

We have recently upgraded our laser technology to the new Powerlase® AT. This new laser is essential to reducing pain, decreasing the need for shots and anesthesia, and improving accuracy. We use this laser for a multitude of procedures involving both hard and soft tissues, such as:

  • Removing Tooth Decay
  • Preparing Tooth Cavities for Fillings
  • Enhancing Your Smile
  • Working on the Gumline


One of the benefits of the Powerlase® AT is its speed – up to 220 percent faster. Performing a procedure in less time shortens the window for treatment and requires less anesthesia.

As this laser is so fast and efficient, it increases accuracy and reduces trauma for our patients. It is much more effective than drills and scalpels. The noise and vibration of hand drills make patients uncomfortable, which is why we prefer lasers.

With the Powerlase® AT, we are able to achieve greater accuracy and precision during procedures than ever before. For example, using this laser allows us to remove any decay along the tooth enamel while preserving as much of the healthy tooth as possible. When working on the gums, we find little or no bleeding and less swelling afterward.
Our patients experience the advantages of the Powerlase® AT during a procedure and afterward, as well. We found decreased levels of discomfort for our patients with laser dentistry.

Contact us today to learn more about pain-free dentistry at our practice. We proudly serve patients in Germantown, Gaithersburg, Clarksburg, Boyds, Bethesda, Potomac and Frederick Maryland, as well as Montgomery County.

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