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By Alamo Kids Dental
December 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Providing the proper dental care for your child with special needs starts with your pediatric dentists, Dr. Peter Gurr and Dr. Maria Karakousoglou in the far west side of San Antonio, TX. Read on to learn more about what your pediatric dentists at Alamo Kids Dental can provide for your child with special needs.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists receive additional dental training that specializes in treating infants and young children's dental concerns. At Alamo Kids Dental, our pediatric dentists furthered this education to provide children with special needs the accurate oral care that they need. This means that not every pediatric dentist has acquired the dental training to offer a comfortable environment and experience for your child.

Choosing Alamo Kids Dental

Our pediatric dentists provide the knowledge that you, as the parent or caretaker, may be unfamiliar with regarding your child that might require specific dental care or support both at home and in our office.

Dr. Gurr and Dr. Karakousoglou understand that dental visits can cause stress for children, and resultantly, their parent or guardian as well. That's why at Alamo Kids Dental, our pediatric dentists are committed to providing an environment that your child can find comfort in.

In working closely with you as the parent or caretaker, you can find comfort in knowing that your child is receiving the proper dental care that they deserve. Personalized dental care for your child with special needs in the far west side of San Antonio, TX, is imperative to their dental health long-term.

What You Can Expect

Our dentists at Alamo Kids Dental can offer you and your child dental sedation options if the stress or difficultly in having their mouth open is too overwhelming. To maintain a healthy smile, we're more than happy to discuss what the best dental treatment is for your child.

Dr. Gurr and Dr. Karakousglou have worked with numerous children with special needs and their parents to ensure their dental health is on the right track! Our staff at Alamo Kids Dental located on the far west side of San Antonio, TX, welcomes you and your child with special needs to visit us today to receive the invaluable dental care they deserve. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (210) 951-0046.

By Alamo Kids Dental
November 29, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

If you are a parent with a child in need of laser dentistry in San Antonio, TX, Alamo Kids Dental is the right place for you. We offer the services of Dr. Peter Gurr, a pediatric dentist, and Dr. Maria Karakousoglou, an orthodontist. Read on to learn about the positives of laser dentistry.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of different types of lasers for specific dental procedures. Laser dentistry is suitable for either hard or soft tissue procedures. The light the laser emits allows your pediatric dentist, Dr. Gurr, to remove or reshape the targeted oral tissue.

Lasers used for dental procedures are safe. Your child will receive glasses to protect your eyes from the light the laser emits when you visit Alamo Kids Dental serving San Antonio, TX, for a laser dentistry procedure.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

For children, there are several benefits to laser dentistry, including:

  • It is less invasive and less noisy than other dental equipment like dental drills.
  • Lasers are extremely precise in the hands of an experienced pediatric dentist like Dr. Gurr or a skilled orthodontist like Dr. Karakousoglou.
  • You can use laser dentistry to treat tongue ties and lip ties.
  • Laser dentistry promotes a shorter healing time after your procedure.
  • Using lasers also promotes minimal post-operative bleeding and swelling.
  •  A laser sterilizes the area it is targeting, meaning there is less chance of bacterial contamination.
  • Lasers can promote healing.

Explaining dentistry to a child can be difficult, but lasers may seem magical to a child. One of the best benefits of laser dentistry for children is that a laser is much cooler and much less scary than a drill in many ways.

Types of Laser Dentistry Procedures

Various procedures may make use of lasers, including but not limited to:

  • Frenectomies
  • Exposing unerupted teeth
  • Certain fillings
  • Preventative dentistry

Contact Us

At Alamo Kids Dental in San Antonio, TX, we offer laser dentistry and pride ourselves on being one of the few practices in the area that provides this, amongst other services.  You can contact Dr. Gurr and Dr. Karakousoglou on 210-951-0046 for an appointment.