Laser Pediatric Dentistry in Louisville & Westminster, Colorado
Laser Use at Young Dentistry for Children
Laser dental 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.
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 pediatric treatments that can involve laser treatment 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
Laser Pediatric Dentists FAQs
What does laser 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.
How much does laser treatment cost?
Before your child undergoes treatment for any 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.