Laser dentistry is a type of dental care that uses lasers to treat a variety of oral conditions. Lasers are powerful beams of light that can be used to remove tooth decay, repair damaged teeth, and address tongue-ties & lip-ties. Because lasers are so precise, they can minimize the amount of damage to healthy tissue, which means less discomfort and faster healing times for patients. In children's dentistry, this creates a much more comfortable environment for both the child and parent.
Benefits of Kids Laser Dentistry
Expect to enjoy these benefits with your Randolph laser dentist:
Lasers can offer a safe alternative to many dental tools such as needles, drills and stitches. Kids and parents alike love laser dentistry.
Laser Dentistry Services
Here at Dickerson Dental Group, we utilize the kids laser dentistry for the following:
At one time, the only way to repair a cavity was to drill out the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill it with an artificial material. This process often caused discomfort and required multiple visits to the dentist. However, thanks to advancements in laser dentistry, cavity repair can now be completed much more quickly and easily. Lasers are used to remove the decay from the tooth, and then a tooth-colored resin is used to fill the cavity. This process is not only more comfortable for children, but it also results in a much more accurate repair. Loud drills don't have to be used either which tend to be scary for children.
Lasers can precisely remove excess gum tissue with minimal bleeding, swelling or trauma to the mouth. Children sometimes have laser therapy for gingival exposure when preparing for orthodontic treatment.
Frenectomies - Tongue-Ties & Lip-Ties
Laser frenectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the frenum, or the tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth or lip and upper gums. Laser frenectomies have a number of benefits, including a quicker recovery time and less bleeding and discomfort than traditional frenectomies. The use of laser surgery also allows for more precise removal of the frenum with minimal damage to surrounding tissues. In addition, laser frenectomies are less likely to cause scarring than traditional surgical methods.
If your child was born with a tongue-tie or lip-tie, it can be incredibly difficult to get them to latch during breastfeeding. Additionally, it can cause speech impediments and issues eating overall. Using the laser for frenectomies vs. a scalpel makes for a much less traumatic procedure. Laser frenectomies are sutureless and painless for kids.
Randolph Kids Laser Dentist
For any questions regarding our laser dentistry services for kids, reach out to our incredible pediatric dental team. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and from there you can decide if laser dentistry is right for your child.
Schedule Children's Dental Appointment
Contact our Randolph pediatric dentist today to find out if laser dentistry is right for your little one.