The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes the use of lasers in dental procedures for infants, children, adolescents and people with special health care needs. Not all procedures are effective with the laser and Dr. Mona will determine and discuss with you if your child is a good candidate.
Two Types of Laser Dentistry
There are two different types of laser dentistry: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue includes treatments such as cavity detection, dental fillings, and tooth sensitivity improvements. Soft tissue treatments include frenectomy, gum reshaping, and gum surgery. Please visit our Frenectomy page for more information about soft tissue laser treatments we offer.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
There are several benefits to receiving a laser therapy dental treatment:
- Many laser treatments do not require anesthesia.
- Treatments are gentle and more comfortable for children.
- There is a faster healing time and less trauma to the teeth and gums.
- We can treat dental needs in more than one part of the mouth in one visit.
- There is less potential chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise.