Many patients and their children come to our dental office in Rigby, Idaho, needing an invasive dental procedure. However, they may not want the potential anxiety of an invasive procedure. At Rigby Pediatric Dental, we offer laser dentistry for children in Rigby, Idaho. Laser dentistry is a more comfortable way to receive an invasive procedure. There is no need for drilling, numbing, or vibrations during an invasive procedure with laser dentistry.
What is Laser Dentistry for Children?
Some procedures such as gum restorations or root canal procedures traditionally use invasive dental instruments such as scalpels and drills. However, now Rigby Pediatric Dental offers a stress-free way to receive an invasive procedure, which is laser dentistry. Using a dental laser, Dr. Bingham can remove plaque, tartar, and even tissue. There is no longer a need for numbing because the procedure is painless. No numbing means there are no needles involved in the process. Additionally, other traditional tools such as drills are unnecessary with laser dentistry. Your child should have decreased anxiety and comfort during a laser dentistry procedure.
What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Children?
There are several benefits to laser dentistry for children. If your child needs an invasive procedure, consider laser dentistry because it decreases anxiety, decreases pain, a faster recovery, and reduces the risk of infection.
With laser dentistry for children, your child no longer has to worry about associated pain or large needles used during the procedure. Laser dentistry uses light to vaporize the material underneath.
Although this procedure usually does not require numbing medication, there is still a reduced pain level. The laser vaporizes tissue, decay, or other tooth materials under light, which typically does not cause discomfort. If your child is worried about a large needle used to numb the area before a dental procedure, assure them not to worry because we don’t use needles in laser dentistry.
It cauterizes or seals the tissue area as laser dentistry works, leaving minor open wounds. This can lead to a quicker recovery time. Additionally, laser dentistry is highly accurate and typically does not remove more than what is necessary, also leading to a shorter recovery time.
Decreased Infection Risk
There is a reduced risk of infection with laser dentistry because the laser is more accurate. Additionally, the laser is sterile, decreasing the risk of infection.
What can Laser Dentistry for Children treat?
Laser dentistry can work on both hard tissue and soft tissue. Standard soft tissue procedures include treating gum disease and cosmetic gum treatment. For example, if your child has gum disease, Dr. Bingham can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the gums to prevent the disease from spreading and worsening. For complex tissue treatments, laser dentistry can prepare teeth for a dental filling and treat tooth sensitivity. If your child has dental decay, Dr. Bingham can remove the decay without a dental drill, using laser dentistry. If your child has tooth sensitivity or pain when drinking hot or cold liquids, laser dentistry can help them.
Can Laser Dentistry for Children Treat Tongue and Lip Ties?
Yes. One of Dr. Bingham’s procedures is laser dentistry on releasing tongue and lip ties. A tongue or lip tie can cause difficulty eating, speaking, etc. With the help of laser dentistry, the soft tissue is cauterized while the laser releases the tongue or lip tie. Laser dentistry allows your child to benefit from no numbing or drills and more comfort with a faster recovery.
Laser dentistry for children in Rigby, Idaho, is how Dr. Bingham provides a more comfortable experience for his patients. Laser dentistry has several benefits, including more comfort and less pain. Call our office for more information about laser dentistry or schedule an appointment at Rigby Pediatric Dental.