555 Westfield Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090 Phone: 908-232-1231
Pediatric Dentist

Laser Dentistry

Waterlase - Pediatric Dentist in Westfield, NJ

Laser dentistry is one of the most advanced dental technologies available today. The FDA-approved WaterLase® laser from BIOLASE creates highly concentrated light energy through a hand piece. The hand piece is aimed at the precise areas that need to be treated using a gentle spray of water. We use our dental laser to treat a variety of conditions, from cavities to soft tissue procedures.

Procedures performed using dental lasers have the advantage of:

  • Less Bleeding: As it vaporizes the tissue, the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Less Swelling and Discomfort: The laser beam seals the tissue, resulting in less swelling and discomfort associated with traditional scalpel surgery. It also reduces the need for sutures.
  • Reduced Risk of Infection: The sanitizing effect of the laser reduces the risk of infection and means faster healing.
  • Better Treatment Experience: Laser treatment is drill-free and numbs the teeth so your child’s tooth doesn’t need any “sleep juice.”

Laser Treatment of Tongue Tie

Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie, is a birth defect that occurs when the strip of skin (lingual frenulum) connecting a baby’s tongue to the floor of their mouth is shorter than usual. Typically, this strip of skin separates before birth, allowing the tongue free range of motion. With tongue-tie, the lingual frenulum remains attached to the bottom of the tongue.

Tongue-tie is a very common condition that, if addressed quickly, will not hinder a child’s development. Laser treatment may be needed for infants or children if they are having difficulty nursing, eating, or speaking.

Laser treatment of tongue-tie for infants is a simple procedure called a frenotomy. We will examine the lingual frenulum and use our laser to free the frenulum. Stitches are usually not necessary. Since there are few nerve endings or blood vessels in the lingual frenulum, only a local anesthetic is used.

Laser treatment of tongue-tie for infants is a simple procedure called a frenotomy. We will examine the lingual frenulum and use our laser to free the frenulum. Stitches are usually not necessary. Since there are few nerve endings or blood vessels in the lingual frenulum, only a local anesthetic is used.

Laser Treatment of Lip Tie

Frenotomy, also known as Lip Tie is a condition in which the top front gum attachment is too short, restricts lip movement and may interfere with feeding.

 

Please visit the Waterlase Dentistry Website for more information.

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