Many children and adults have developed a fear of visiting the dentist because of the pain associated with dental treatments. Years of innovation and new technology have created ways to reduce or eliminate the pain from dental procedures.
Laser dentistry is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way kids see the dentist. The painless, drugless, needleless laser treatments will help reduce the anxiety that comes along with dental visits. Keep reading to learn all about laser dentistry.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
The laser eliminates the need for mechanical drills and needles during a procedure. The laser uses wavelengths of lights that interact with the water molecules in the tooth, causing no pain or discomfort for the child. Anesthesia is not usually required for laser treatments. The recovery time of a laser procedure is much less than traditional treatments.
Laser dentistry can treat the following:
- Tongue-tie / frenectomy
- Cavities and fillings
- Gum issues
- Tooth Decay
- Other pediatric procedures
Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Children
Reduces Anxiety: Without the use of drills and other tools, children will be far calmer during the procedure. This will help reduce their fear of the dentist later in adult life.
Laser is Safer: The increased precision of the laser saves the neighboring tissue from any damage. The laser also eliminates stitches and lowers infection possibility because sterilization is used.
Reduced Pain: The laser works to numb the nerve and almost completely eliminate pain. Bleeding and swelling after the treatment will also be reduced significantly.
Faster Healing: The laser procedures promote faster healing and allow kids to get back to their daily lives and schedules much faster than traditional treatments.
Bubble is Proud to Offer Laser Dentistry for Kids!
Our facility has invested in the Fotona LightWalker, which allows our pediatric dentists to perform painless treatments with precision and high performance. Bubble Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics is the only pediatric office in the Boston area with this technology. We are here to provide your child with the safest and most effective treatment out there! Read more about the Fotona laser uses and benefits here. Schedule an appointment at (617) 655-9410 to discuss laser options for your child.