High-Quality, Low-Stress Dental Care
YOUR CHILD’S COMFORT IS OUR PRIORITY
At Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that every child deserves high-quality, low-stress dental care. That’s why we use cutting-edge equipment and the latest technologies at our office. Our expert team uses laser dentistry for many treatments because it offers multiple advantages compared with older methods. Laser treatment allows our dentists to complete treatments faster, which means little to no discomfort for our young patients and less time in the dental chair. Lasers deliver more precise treatment and improved safety as well. Treatment is typically painless with a laser. There is minimal bleeding and swelling, improved healing, faster recovery, and better overall results.
Our team uses laser dentistry techniques in place of traditional dental drills that made treatment somewhat uncomfortable for patients in the past. That means no uncomfortable vibrations or loud noises. Lasers are a quieter, less invasive alternative, keeping your child calm and relaxed. And while lasers can’t be used for all dental treatments, our team at Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry uses them for fillings, frenectomies, and pulp therapy.
Laser Treatments for Babies
Our team is dedicated to continuing education, and we have completed advanced pediatric dental and laser training. Laser treatment is safe for babies and infants. It offers a better experience compared to older traditional methods. Many dentists use smelly, caustic chemicals. At Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry, we choose to use laser treatment instead because it’s safer and more comfortable for your child.
Laser treatments are particularly useful for helping babies who need pulp therapy. The laser removes the inflamed, infected or decayed part of the nerve and pulp. It is more effective than other methods because with a laser, the dentist is able to remove only the affected tissue with no damage to the surrounding area. This means less discomfort for our little patients, decreased bleeding, and faster healing time. The heat from the laser sterilizes the area as well, which reduces the risk of infection.
Our laser dentistry approach helps:
FIX DENTAL AND ORAL
HEALTH PROBLEMS FASTER
REDUCE CHAIR TIME
AND SPEED UP RECOVERY
DENTAL LASERS FOR FAST, EFFECTIVE TREATMENT
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry uses the latest dental laser technology so you can be confident that your child is in the safest hands. Sometimes children develop cavities that, if left untreated, can develop into major dental problems. Removing cavities is essential to your child’s oral health. Laser treatment allows our team to do this in a targeted way. We can pinpoint exactly where the cavity is and remove only the affected tooth structure. The surrounding healthy teeth and tissue will be completely unaffected.
FIXING LIP- AND TONGUE-TIES IN A FLASH
Lip-ties and tongue-ties are common conditions in newborns. A lip-tie occurs when the labial frenulum is too tightly attached to the upper gum. A tongue-tie occurs when the skin under a child’s tongue (lingual frenulum) is abnormally short, restricting the movement of the tongue. Both lip- and tongue-ties can affect an infant’s ability to feed properly or an older child’s ability to chew age-appropriate solids. Both conditions can lead to inadequate nutrition and development issues if left untreated. Children may experience speech delays and even airway and breathing problems that can lead to sleep apnea.
The team at Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry uses laser treatment to fix lip-ties and tongue-ties in babies and infants. This procedure is called a frenectomy. It is minimally invasive and complete within minutes. The laser quickly releases the frenulum, enabling the child to move their mouth more freely. Using a laser for frenectomies allows for a more precise treatment. It also lets the tissue heal much faster than the traditional method that uses scissors.
Different Types of Lasers
AVAILABLE FOR A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry is equipped with different types of lasers suitable for a variety of applications. The Waterlase laser uses water and air to cool the area, so it produces little heat. It is also quiet, unlike dental drills, which vibrate and make loud sounds that can induce anxiety in patients. Our Epic X diode laser is an all-in-one laser featuring the latest software and innovations. With enhanced surgical and hygiene capabilities, we use this versatile laser for many of our pediatric dental procedures.
Insurance & Financing
Every child deserves high-quality, low-stress dental care.
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry accepts cash, card, and most major insurance plans.
CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit can help keep your child smiling!*
CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit offer easy, convenient, and affordable ways to pay for your child’s dental treatment. Contact our friendly team to find out more.