Laser Pediatric Dentistry in Louisville & Westminster, Colorado

laser pediatric dentistry colorado


Laser Pediatric Dentistry at Young Dentistry for Children

Laser pediatric dentistry care is among dentistry’s most recent and beneficial breakthroughs. At Young Dentistry for Children the laser is used to treat soft tissue conditions, such as lip and tongue ties. Laser treatment is minimally invasive and usually, unlike treatment with a traditional scalpel, does not require local anesthetic. This is a particular benefit to the infants we treat in our office.  Read more here.

Young Dentistry for Children has an ongoing working rapport with local and surrounding lactation specialists, speech pathologists and pediatricians and collaborates with them to determine if functional concerns, such as nursing or speech difficulties, may be improved with lip and/or tongue tie releases.


Some laser pediatric dental treatments include:

  • • Tongue and lip tie releases
  • • Exposure of unerupted teeth (incapable of breaking through the gum tissue on their own)
  • • Removal of excess gum tissue

Other Benefits of the Laser:

  • • Minimal to no discomfort
  • • Quicker soft tissue procedures
  • • Less postoperative bleeding
  • • Faster recovery than conventional scalpel/suture techniques


What does laser pediatric dentistry do?

A dental laser works by beaming intense light that painlessly cuts or vaporizes soft tissue on contact. This light energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target,” which in this case, is oral soft tissue.  To learn more click here.


How much does laser treatment cost?

Before your child undergoes treatment for any laser pediatric dentistry procedure in our office, we will review the involved fees. You are invited to contact Young Dentistry for Children with any specific questions regarding laser fees.



An emergency pediatric dentist specializes in urgent care for children in the case of trauma and or infection. So what does this mean for you as a parent? This means that your child will receive critical care regardless of the time of day or night… MORE


Tongue-tie can be defined as a structural abnormality of the lingual frenum. When the frenum is normal, it is elastic and does not interfere with the movements of the tongue in sucking, eating, clearing food off the teeth in preparation for swallowing… MORE


Oral healthcare begins early and the ADA recommends that children begin receiving dental care as soon as their first tooth shows up, or at least by their first birthday. Infant dentistry includes assessing the baby’s mouth to make sure everything is healthy… MORE


Bis-Phenol A, or BPA, is a compound in some sealants and tooth-colored dental fillings that has been shown to be disruptive to the endocrine system. Fortunately, we at Young Dentistry for Children use filling and sealant… MORE


If a child loses a baby tooth earlier than expected, or if their adult tooth is late in erupting, space maintainers may be used to hold the place for the incoming tooth or teeth. Space maintainers are orthodontic appliances that help guide adult teeth into their proper position… MORE


Interceptive orthodontics, also called Phase 1 orthodontics, is orthodontic treatment for children starting around age 7. It can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten… MORE


Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” It consists of two nitrogen atoms and one oxygen atom bonded together. Studies indicate that it reduces a patient’s perception of pain and increases the release of dopamine… MORE


Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a compound that helps prevent the progression of tooth decay until a child is able to tolerate fixing the cavity with an actual restoration. The silver helps fight harmful microbes inside the cavity… MORE