Benefits of Laser Dentistry For Children
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.

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