Lasers in Dentistry

Lasers in Dentistry

Lasers in Dentistry – Minimally Invasive Procedures

Tender Smiles 4 Kids was one of the first pediatric dental practices in the area to incorporate hard and soft tissue dental lasers into pediatric dental services. Many children and parents refer to the lasers as “Magic Wands” because of the gentle and pain free treatment that lasers can provide. Dental lasers detect, identify and treat different types of dental diseases such as cavities and gum disease.

Lasers have numerous functions in pediatric dentistry including:

  • Treat canker and cold sores
  • Reshape gum tissue
  • Remove areas of tooth decay
  • Perform oral tissue biopsies
  • Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
  • Fuse tissues
  • Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
  • Assist in Root Canal and Extractions

Some additional benefits lasers have over traditional treatment methods include:

  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Faster treatment time
  • Increased rate of retention of implants
  • Reduced damage to healthy tissues
  • Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
  • Fewer infections or post-operative complications