Laser dentistry allows dentists to treat a child’s teeth without the need for drills or shots. This pain-free option also provides more precise results, allowing for better tissue preservation. Dr. Nolan Gerlach uses the Biolase dental laser to perform laser dentistry procedures at Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry. This technique is appropriate for the treatment of problems in any part of the mouth. To make an appointment with Dr. Gerlach, please call the office in Bellevue, Washington, today.
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.
"Best experience always. Doctor Nolan is really knowledgeable and very good with kids. Staff is very helpful and nice."
"Dr. Nolan Gerlach and the staff at Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry did an excellent job while putting my son at ease. Now my son goes to them for his regular cleanings.."
"My 2 children have been seeing Dr. Gerlach since he first acquired Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry. Always a great experience and the staff takes wonderful care..."
"I love the way my daughters are cared for. They LOVE going to the dentist. How many parents can say that!? Way to go Dr. Nolan and team!"
"Dr. Noland and his amazing staff reach well above any other offices I have taken my children to."
"Great dentists and hygienists, they always take extra time to make sure my children are comfortable and happy."
"My children who were anxious about their upcoming appt. were at ease in Dr. Gerlach's care."
"You can feel and see Dr Nolan's compassion towards children. He is very caring and fun at the same time."