Kids Laser Dentist in Santa Clarita, CA
All Kids Dentistry is one of the few dental practices in Santa Clarita that offer laser gum therapy - an FDA approved procedure for the treatment of advanced gum disease.
Lasers are fairly new in dentistry, and can be used for a wide range of treatments, from laser gum therapy to laser debridement for teeth whitening.
Benefits of Laser Dental Procedures
Studies show that laser dentistry offers numerous benefits, including killing bacteria and boosting better dental health. Other benefits of laser dental therapy for kids include:
- Virtually painless
- Minimally invasive treatments
- Minimal side effects with some cases of mild swelling
- Fast healing and recovery time
- Facilitates the reduction in pocket depths
- Prevents infection and the need for additional treatments
- Time and cost savings
What to Expect
Different laser wavelengths have been shown to be effective in killing harmful bacteria in the mouth living as bacteria colonies concealed in gum tissue. These bacteria are the cause for gum inflammation and disease that can lead to tooth loss.
Among the different laser-types used in dentistry, the 810 nm diode lasers and the 1064 nm ND: YAG laser are effective in killing bacteria buried 3mm deep in the gums, without causing any adverse effects on the healthy tissue - negligible heating of the surrounding tissue. Minimal thermal injury means that the tissue heals faster.
Dr. Laura Greenwald DDS can tweak the power, pulse duration, wavelength, and other laser parameters to maximize the bacteria killing effect, or simply to remove an infection with minimal interference of the tissue, improving recovery times.
Are you a candidate for Laser Therapy in Austin?
Laser therapy provides a conservative and non-invasive treatment option for different dental problems, including gum disease. Laser therapy eliminates the need for cutting or sutures, which translates to faster healing.
To find out whether your kid is a good candidate for the procedure, please visit Laura Greenwald DDS at All Kids Dentistry in Santa Clarita for individual consultation.