Technology continues to change our lives every day. Increasingly, dentists are choosing to use cutting-edge tools including dental lasers to take care of patient’s oral health. At Fresh Dental in Saskatoon we can successfully treat many common dental conditions in a gentle, minimally invasive way with little or no anaesthetic.
WaterLase (Laser Dentistry) uses a gently spray of water along with the laser energy to perform range of dental procedures. There is no heat, pressure or vibration like there is with the high-speed handpieces often used.
Many small cavities can be treated with the laser with little or no anesthetic needed. This is great for patients that have anxiety about the vibrating high-speed handpiece. Laser Dentistry has a lot less pain or discomfort, making it easier to complete multiple fillings in different parts of the mouth the same day. If dental anesthetic is needed the appointment would be split into multiple appointments.
Our dentists also use laser treatments for many gum (soft tissue) conditions. This allows us to provide treatment without the need for scalpels or stitches. It greatly decreases healing times and length of treatment.
Even conditions such as canker sores, cold sores, and soft tissue removal can easily and comfortably be treated with Laser Dentistry. These Laser Dentistry treatments would all have less post-operative pain and quicker healing times.
Certain conditions such as tongue tie can be treated with dental laser. This Restriction of movement can be a concern in infants as it impedes nursing or bottle feeding. With the Waterlase the frenal attachment is able to be incised and relocated allowing the tongue to be released with less post operative discomfort.
At Fresh Dental in Saskatoon we would be happy to assess your existing condition and see if you would benefit from dental laser treatment. Please call us to book in for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for Laser Dentistry.
For more information on Waterlase please visit www.biolase.com
We offer Tongue and Lip Releases
For children who are nursing, lip and tongue ties can cause issues if their frenulum (the small fold or ridge of tissue that is beneath the tongue or between the lip and gum) is to tight, they can have a problem latching on when breast feeding. This not only causes feeding issues but also possible pain to the child and discomfort to the mother.
Tongue tie and lip ties can affect proper growth and development of the child’s jaw bones and muscles. When infants are unable to latch properly, they cannot create the proper suction pressure necessary to allow for proper formation of the upper jaw (maxilla) Tongue ties prevent the tongue from properly elevating during feeding and sealing off against the roof of the mouth.
Once lip tie and tongue ties are laser treated in our office the parents will be given a set of exercises to do at home to help prevent relapse.
Feel free to contact us if you have suspected your child may have tongue or lip tie. We would be happy to asses and determine if laser treatment would be a good option for them.
Normally we see infants from newborn up to 6 months of age. Also, we can treat children from approximately 6 years of age and up.