3. Zip Through Frenectomies
Some children come into the world with lips and/or tongues tied very tightly to their mouths. This can cause all kinds of trouble like:
- Feeding problems
- Speech problems
- Gaps between front teeth
- Gum recession
For these tots, the Waterlase is a real blessing. Laser frenectomies are much more comfortable than the traditional cutting and suturing technique of years past.
Other types of lasers have high heat as a byproduct and can often cause a little thermal damage, like a bad “pizza burn” on the surgical site a few days to a week after treatment. The Waterlase has a revolutionary cooling system which allows us to remove the tissue without discomfort and with little-to-no pizza burning. This means less pain, and easier, faster healing.
4. Get Post-Braces Gums in the Zone
It can sometimes be difficult to brush teeth really well with braces on. We understand and try to help with extra cleanings during ortho treatment. Unfortunately, consistent inflammation in the gums due to bacterial build-up can cause gum tissue to overgrow. In other words, the gums look larger and puffier than they should. When gums just won’t go back to normal after the braces come off, we can use our laser bring back your child’s beautiful gum line by sculpting away that extra gum tissue. And since the laser heals as it works, your child will leave with a smile they can show off immediately.
5. Zero in on Sick Teeth
There are several devices on the market that let us test painful, infected teeth, but they can cause discomfort. We don’t think that’s a good idea when a child is already in pain! Thankfully, our laser allows us to test sick teeth with a minimum of discomfort.