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Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Children

Laser dentistry for children by Dr. Pang
29 January 2021

The traditional dental procedure of noisy dental drills can strike fear and anxiety into younger patients’ hearts. Fortunately for them, technology has evolved the dentistry industry into a minimally invasive experience! Developed practices have allowed dentists to maintain a child’s healthy smile with painless dental treatments without scary moments. Here are the benefits laser dentistry offers for your children.
What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry allows dentists to perform dental procedures without needles, drills and the pain of traditional dentistry. Lasers are concentrated light beams which use different frequencies to accomplish various tasks for your teeth, mouth and gums. Laser dentistry has the power to remove decay, add teeth fillings and treat gum disease with no or little need for invasive tools. So what does this mean for our kids?

No anesthesia shots needed

Teeth that need work done have the surrounding area numbed to reduce the pain the patient may feel otherwise. Needles can be very scary for children and can be the most nerve-wracking moment of the procedure. Laser dentistry has an analgesic effect that numbs the pain as the dentist works, meaning a needle can be skipped entirely in most cases. This also means there is no numbness after a procedure.

Offers a comfortable experience

The noise of a dental drill can stir fear into both kids and adults alike. Many dental tools’ sounds and sensations can be scary and traumatising to some kids, but a laser solves this problem. The mechanisms of laser dentistry are gentle, effective and almost free from pain. Laser tools eliminate the need for traditional instruments and feelings of discomfort they bring, giving the patient a comfortable procedure.

Faster Tongue-Tie Treatment

Everyone has a muscle attachment (frenum) that connects their lips to their gums. However, when this attachment is too close to the teeth, it can cause a gap (diastema) between the teeth, usually the front upper teeth and the front lower teeth. Infants who suffer from tongue-tie may have breastfeeding issues and can interfere with eating solid foods and speech development if left untreated for too long. Laser dentistry provides the best tongue-tie treatment as the laser cauterises the wounds as it cuts, which reduces overall recovery time.

Easier Periodontal Therapy Treatment

Periodontal Disease a.k.a. Gum and bone disease is a common infection that causes bad breath, sore gums, receding gum and bone and loose teeth. Laser periodontal therapy has been in development for over 20 years and can effectively cure periodontal disease with an unsurpassed treatment success rate compared to conventional surgical methods.

The future of dental procedures offers a painless dental treatment, minimises the need for anesthesia and removes the need for anxiety-inducing, traditional tools. For the best treatment of dental problems in children, talk to Cosmis Smile about Laser dentistry today.