At Pearland Pediatric Dentistry we are excited and thrilled to be offering laser dentistry in our practice! Our hard tissue laser allows higher comfort levels for our patients when treating dental caries. Our soft tissue laser allows us to perform frenectomies, gingivectomies, and other soft tissue procedures, including palliative treatment of mouth ulcers.
The biggest benefit of using a dental laser by far is the ability to provide painless, “no shot” dentistry for children, especially for those who have severe dental anxiety. Dental lasers numb up a single tooth by confusing the nerve fibers of the tooth and eliminating the sensation of pain for the patient during a cavity removal.
With laser dentistry, not only are there less shots but there is also no friction, vibration or heat that is produced from using a traditional dental drill. In addition, patients don’t have the discomfort of feeling numb for hours after a dental procedure and are less likely to cause accidental trauma to mouth through lip biting and chewing. Laser dentistry allows treatment to be minimally invasive, conservative and provides greater satisfaction and experience for both patients and parents.