Kids and moms love no shot, no drill dentistry. For children, big needles, noisy drills, and numbness can make dental visits seem scary. Kid-friendly Biolase laser technology can help overcome dental fears by providing a better patient experience.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry's latest advances. The Star Wars type laser beam delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, or soft tissue. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others.
Laser dentistry for kids can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike the dental drill, laser dentistry causes no heat or vibration, making the procedure comfortable for pediatric patients. For soft tissue treatment it eliminates the need for sutures so healing time is faster.
Pediatric procedures that can involve laser treatment:
- Infant and child frenectomy (tongue-tied)
- Exposure of unerupted teeth (unable to break out from the gum area)
- Sealants (preventive dental treatment to protect tooth surfaces)
- Fillings - Class I-V (extent of decay on tooth structure)
- Vital pulpotomy (removal of pulp tissue)
Dental lasers are safe and effective for treating both children and adults. Biolase pediatric laser treatment is tailored to meet the needs of small mouths with the widest variety of tips and accessories that ensure versatility. Watch Biolase laser featured on The Doctors TV show.