Laser dentistry is an approach to dentistry that uses laser technology to complete a variety of procedures. Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry uses the Biolase dental laser, an advanced laser that’s changing dentistry in many ways.
At Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry, we call our laser the “Purple Popper.” We chose this name because our laser is custom painted in UW Husky purple, and it makes a popping sound while it’s in use.
Using laser dentistry to treat common dental problems offers several potential benefits for children, including:
When being treated with the Biolase laser, children may feel some slight tingling. However, many children say they don’t feel anything at all.
Before beginning laser dentistry treatment, always we introduce children to the laser and show them how it works. This helps to alleviate the child’s anxiety by letting them know what to expect.
Laser dentistry is a safe option for children. It offers greater precision, less pain, and many other benefits that make it an excellent child-friendly choice.
Not all children will be good candidates for laser dentistry. In some cases, more extensive work may be necessary to solve the child’s problems. Dr. Gerlach can determine whether laser dentistry is the right approach after examining your child.
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