At Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Charlotte, NC, we are proud to offer some of the most innovative treatments in the realm of dentistry—particularly, we are happy to offer soft tissue laser treatment with the Waterlase laser by Biolase. This revolutionary technology is minimally invasive and painless, meaning it is the perfect choice for children who are fearful of dental treatments.
With laser procedures, your child can benefit from improved oral health without the stress or anxiety of traditional methods. Read on to learn more about this amazing technology and how it can benefit your child.
How Does Waterlase® Work?
The Waterlase laser works by using a combination of laser energy, water, and air to perform carefully targeted dental procedures. The water helps to keep the tissue cool and protects it from overheating. Simultaneously, the laser energizes water particles and cuts through soft tissue by molecularly breaking down the cells—essentially targeting water molecules in the tissue and vaporizing them upon contact.
Why Choose Waterlase®?
While the process above may sound intimidating, the procedure is virtually painless when compared to a traditional scalpel, and there is usually no need for local anesthetic.
- Using a scalpel to manipulate the soft tissue involves cutting, slicing, and scraping through tissue layers. Aside from the fact that this method puts excessive pressure on the delicate tissues, it can also cause trauma to areas that are not directly targeted.
Waterlase laser technology allows us to perform precise and comfortable treatments that directly penetrate the tissue with pinpoint precision—resulting in faster healing, less swelling, and less post-operative pain. In fact, the laser actively promotes healing and sterilization as it removes the targeted tissue and cauterizes the margins of the wound.
The Benefits Of Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
The use of lasers for the treatment of soft tissue brings many advantages to your child’s oral care procedure. Some of the most common benefits include:
What Can Waterlase® Do?
The Waterlase laser can be used for a variety of soft tissue procedures, such as:
Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry utilizes the Waterlase laser to make soft tissue treatments comfortable and precise for our patients. If you believe that your child is in need of any of these treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us today.