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  • Waterlase™ Childrens Dentistry

    Waterlase Dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures – without heat, vibration or pressure, the primary causes of pain associated with the dental drill. Many dental procedures can be performed without the need for anesthetic. The dentist will advise you if your child is a candidate for laser treatment.

    Your child deserves the best. Your child deserves the Waterlase!

    What do you think of when you hear “dental laser?”

    For the most of us scenes of “007” and light sabers flash through our minds. But, instead of James Bond and Darth Vader, think of more along the lines of supermarket scanners and CD players. Lasers are all around us and Bay Pediatric Dentistry is thrilled to offer the latest technological advancement in dentistry for children. Dental lasers are very safe and have been approved for use by the FDA for children. The laser is now available at Bay Pediatric Dentistry; the Center for Children’s Laser Dentistry.

    Imagine pain free dentistry for your children without the sound of the drill, without shots, and without stress. This innovative new laser creates a pleasant dental experience for the young patient. According to Dr. Diana Kyrkos, “The dental profession will change with this state of the art dental technology, in personal lives and in our businesses; we need to embrace change to be successful and to provide the most efficient ways to accomplish our goals. This is the future of pediatric dentistry. We are now able to provide stress free appointments for both the child and the parent.”

      If your child is a candidate for laser dentistry, some of the major benefits of using a laser instead of a drill are:
    • Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the pain associated with the dental drill. Since hydrophotonic cutting reduces heat and vibration, many dental procedures may be performed without local anesthesia (NO NEEDLES!).
    • The laser’s pinpoint accuracy is precise enough to leave behind as much healthy tooth structure possible.
    • The laser effectively performs numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures with little or no bleeding. The laser gives us a new high tech tool for many procedures that previously required stitches. Children that are “tongue- tied” can be treated at a regular appointment without local anesthesia.
    • The laser avoids many common problems of the high speed drill. These include cracks in the teeth from the vibration and rapid turning of the drill bits which can weaken teeth and causes future dental problems.
    • The laser sterilizes as it cuts, leaving less chance for bacterial contamination. This is especially helpful in pulpotomies (children’s root canals) where bacteria are the number one cause of failure.
    • A dental laser prepares teeth in a way that maximizes the bonding of tooth-colored fillings, allowing them to last longer, with far less post-operative sensitivity than traditional methods.
    “The most common complaint that we get about the laser is from the parents who wish we could treat them as well as their children!“